All The News
- Want to learn about Bezier curves? Play the Bezier Game. [If you only click one link this week, make it this one.]
- CFD was used to investigate a dinosaur’s sense of smell by modeling the nasal cavity including turbinates.
- GrabCAD ignited a little debate with the article It’s Time to Get Over IGES. [You can read about how I feel in the comments.]
- From Dredging News Online [yes, there is such a thing] comes a bit about use of CFD to optimize a ball joint.
- Did you know NAFEMS had an online CAE job website? Check out CAEJobSite.com.
- General Motors in Warren, Michigan has a job opening for a Senior Vehicle Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics CFD Engineer.
- ESI-OpenFOAM are seeking OpenFOAM engineers, trainers and developers.
- PhD-level CFD experts are needed in Houston.
- CRAFT Tech is hiring CFD and CEM engineers.
- The October issue of DEVELOP3D magazine is now available for free download.
- MSC Software released SimManager 2014.
- TransMagic R11 was released.
- ESTECO released modeFRONTIER 2014.
- Chapoo demonstrated a new online 3D CAD viewer.
- From ONERA comes Cassiopee, CFD Advanced Set of Services In an Open Python Environment (i.e. CFD pre- and post-processing modules).
- Birds, wing tucks, and turbulence.
- Check out the finalists for the Information is Beautiful Awards.
- New blog: Meshes I Like
- From the same blogger comes a summary of the 23rd International Meshing Roundtable.
- Pump Action Pi?
- Free Money
- CD-adapco’s STAR Global Conference 2015 and 35th Anniversary Celebration will be 16-18 March 2015 in San Diego.
- The 23rd Conference on Computational Mechanics (aka ACME-UK 2015) will be 8-10 April 2015 in Swansea, UK.
- Watch and interact with an octree demonstration.
Go Mesh Yourself
At first glance it’s not obvious what artist David Adey’s Hide is. From the closeup detail below you can definitely see triangular faceting.
When you take a step back and look at the work in its entirety you still probably won’t have a clear idea of what he’s done.
This is a 3D laser scan of the artist’s body (75,000 triangular facets) that has been unwrapped, cut and flattened. You can read more about his intent and process here.
Sooner or later I’m going to have to delve deeper into this trend toward digitization and faceting in art and design.
No This Week Next Week
Everyone from Pointwise will in Anaheim, California next week for the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 followed by a fun celebration of Pointwise’s 20th anniversary.
So next Friday morning when I’d normally be writing This Week in CFD I’ll be…
- At Disneyland
- All of the Above
This Week in CFD will return the following week along with other blog content.
Please keep in mind that next week our response times to your sales and support questions will be longer than usual due to decreased staffing levels. And next Friday our offices are closed.