- Tecplot launched the Trillion Cell Challenge in which they plan to be able to visualize a finite element dataset with 1 trillion tets on an engineering workstation by the end of 2015. They are also seeking beta testers.
- News from Intelligent Light
- FYFD shares a video of the flow visualization work of ONERA’s Henri Werle.
- Here’s a video on the evolution and destruction of vortical flows.
- Here are the winners of the Information is Beautiful awards.
- And best of the visualization web for September 2014.
Software Licensing – Ugh
- DEVELOP3D gets you thinking with a piece on whether Minecraft’s licensing model is one to consider for the future of CAE software as it pertains to portability of the software and your data. [Cloud is mentioned.] The article states that most CAE users have node-locked software. That surprised me because Pointwise has only ever been licensed using a floating model that’s heterogeneous with respect to hardware platform.
- If education and competition truly are the most important things in life as CD-adapco wrote, then their first Academic Simulation App Contest is doubly important. Just write an app that captures best practices and submit it by 31 December.
- Puzzled by which turbulence model to use with your RANS code? The Tame Aerodynamicist advises.
- For your reading pleasure we have Multi-Fidelity Tools for Blast Analysis in Urban Environments, co-authored by Pointwise’s own Dr. Mike Remotigue.
- The International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding will be held on 29 Sep-01 Oct 2015 in Bremen.
- The 1st International Conference in Sports Science and Technology will be held 11-12 December 2014 in Singapore.
- The entire proceedings of the 23rd International Meshing Roundtable are available online for free (no registration required) from Science Direct. [Sorry if this is a repeat.]
- The thermal analysis tool 6SigmaET has a new CFD solver that aids in thermal simulations of electronics.
- ThermoAnalytics released Version 11.3 of their software suite.
- COMSOL Version 5 is written about in Desktop Engineering.
- In their summary of STAR-CCM+ v9, DEVELOP3D writes that STAR-CCM+ v10 will first appear in February of 2015.
- Altair fully enabled cloud-based simulation with the launch of Hyperworks Unlimited – Virtual for AWS.
- I don’t know what an OSWC is but this dynamic simulation of it in waves is cool.
- DNV recently won a competition for accuracy in wind power CFD simulations.
- Read how Bureau Veritas used Femap as part of their solution for FEA of hull structures.
- The Leap CFD Blog shares their thoughts on computational aeroacoustics.
- Monica Schnitger shared ANSYS’ Q3 results: $234 million. That represents an 8% increase in software revenue and a 13% increase in maintenance and service revenue.
- CFD consulting firm CFD Support announced partnership with CFTurbo.
- ADINA R&D in Watertown, MA seeks to hire an Applications Engineer in structures and CFD.
Artist Sara Morawetz‘ untitled paper sculpture is an “algorithmically generated extruded tessellation based on the dual centroidal diagram for random point sets in R2.”
I would expect to see something like this gracing the walls of CD-adapco’s offices, given what they’ve done with polyhedral meshing.