This Week in CFD

NASA

Various

From Plastics Today comes this article about resolving boundary layers for mold filling simulations with Moldex3D. Click image for article.

From Plastics Today comes this article about resolving boundary layers for mold filling simulations with Moldex3D. Click image for article.

Computers and Computing

  • Between mobile devices and the cloud you can argue that most everyone is walking around with a supercomputer in their hand. Because of that, two things become important in this age of pervasive supercomputing: a fundamental understanding of computational principles and sufficient network capacity.
  • On a related topic, COMSOL provides an intro to parallel computing.
  • Here are six myths of high performance computing: Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Ribbonfarm manages to weave together a tale involving flow pacing (the manner of injecting chemicals during water treatment), software delivery (the “UX of time”), and an original piece of music in The Rhythms of Information. [And don’t forget to listen to the music.]
  • Autodesk plans to convert all customers to subscription licensing over the next couple of years. Two notable factoids from the article are 1) the subscription model gets all customers on the most recent versions as opposed to perpetual licensees who are several versions behind and 2) for their entry level products the subscription model represents a 30% increase in revenue over current licensing.
  • “Ultimately, it is likely that much more engineering design and computation will occur in the cloud.” True?
  • More news on the quantum computing front.
  • DNS of Turbulent Flows with Parallel Algorithms for Various Computing Architectures
A profile of CFD work at Mercury Marine. Image from Resolved Analytics. Click image for article.

From a profile of CFD work at Mercury Marine. Image from Resolved Analytics. Click image for article.

Visualization

News From the International Meshing Roundtable

A poster illustrating CD-adapco's winning entry for the IMR's Meshing Contest. This year's geometry was London's Tower Bridge.

A poster illustrating CD-adapco’s winning entry for the IMR’s Meshing Contest. This year’s geometry was London’s Tower Bridge.

  • Winner of the Meshing Maestro was CD-adapco with the entry shown above.
  • Winner of the Meshing Contest (contest geometry = London’s Tower Bridge) was INRIA.
  • Best technical paper was Sieger et al “Constrained Space Deformation for Design Optimization”
  • Best technical poster was Ruiz-Girones et al “Optimizing mesh distortion by hierarchical iteration relocation of the nodes on the CAD entities”
  • This year’s IMR Fellow is Paul-Louis George.
  • Next year’s IMR will be in Austin, Texas. [Yee haw, just a couple hours drive south.]

Thanks to @zaidedan for live tweeting the event from which many of theses news items were gleaned.

Grab Bag

A preview of enhanced morphing in STAR-CCM+ v9.06. See link above.

A preview of enhanced morphing in STAR-CCM+ v9.06. See link above.

Hand Knitted Mesh

Artist Alyson Shotz was a recent guest on The Modern Art Notes podcast and I really need to find the time to listen to her episode, especially after being greeted by this image when visiting her website.

The home page of Alyson Shotz' website.

The home page of Alyson Shotz’ website.

The image above seems to be a computer model of her piece Untitled, 2013 made from hand-dyed yarn and pins on wall from an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

Alyson Shotz, Untitled, 2013

Alyson Shotz, Untitled, 2013

P.S. I feel compelled to apologize for the “hot mess” that his post is. Next week might not be any better and there will not be a post on Halloween because we’ll all be basking in post user group meeting glory and beginning a weekend celebration of Pointwise’s 20th anniversary.

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