This Week in CFD

Software

Meshing improvements are included in HyperWorks 13. See link above. Image from TenLinks.

Meshing improvements are included in HyperWorks 13. See link above. Image from TenLinks.

Applications

Events

  • The first UK FOAM/OpenFOAM User Day will be held on 20-21 November at the Bristol and Bath Science Park. [Wouldn’t that make it User Days?]
  • I had no idea there was a literature database for discrete element methods but there is and it has achieve the 5,000 user milestone.

Wonderful CFD Redux

  • Just in case you missed it, the recording of The State of Simulation: It’s a Wonderful Time to Be Using CFD is now available online. (Registration required.)
  • This article was linked to last week and referenced in the webinar and I’ll link to it again because it’s good for anyone who’s considering getting into CFD: How to Form an Engineering Simulation Plan.
  • Along the same lines, if you’re new to CFD here’s a nice video that introduces CFD in the context of the BLOODHOUND supersonic car.
  • Not mentioned during the webinar but definitely a welcome perspective is this article by CD-adapco’s Bill Clark on the third age of CFD.

News

CFD modeling of data centers. Image from Data Center Knowledge. See link above.

CFD modeling of data centers. Image from Data Center Knowledge. See link above.

  • What will $861 million of revenue get you? If you’re ANSYS, 105th place on Software Magazine’s annual Software 500 list of the world’s largest software companies. [If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, the answer is no.]
  • “We do not have a robust pipeline of young people with the right skills and training coming into the [aerospace] workforce,” said the head of aerospace’s main trade association. Perhaps not portraying new graduates as units being pumped out of a skill factory would be a good place to start fixing this. Just maybe.
  • Oklahoma State University seeks to hire an assistant professor with a background in computational thermal/fluid sciences.

Halftime Tet Meshing

If I had seen this only a few years ago I would’ve suggested it to the band director at my boys’ high school.  Brief online research says this is a performance by the Carolina Crown drum corps at a Drum Corps International competition not too long ago. First found by me here.

What music do you think they were playing? A quar-tet perhaps?

Mesmerizing. I. Can’t. Look. Away.

3d-tet-marching-band

Bonus points if you can guess what instrument I played in high school marching band. There are 3 correct answers so your odds are good.

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