This Week in CFD

Visualization

Screen capture from the video of vortical flows. See link above.

Screen capture from the video of vortical flows. See link above.

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.

Good Reading

Meshing an urban environment. Image from the reported cited above.

Meshing an urban environment. Image from the reported cited above.

Events

Software

  • 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.

Applications

Screen capture from a video of an OSWC simulation. See link above.

Screen capture from a video of an OSWC simulation. See link above.

  • 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.

Business

  • 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.

Extruded Tesselation

Artist Sara Morawetz‘ untitled paper sculpture is an “algorithmically generated extruded tessellation based on the dual centroidal diagram for random point sets in R2.”

Sara Morawetz, Untitled,

Sara Morawetz, Untitled,

I would expect to see something like this gracing the walls of CD-adapco’s offices, given what they’ve done with polyhedral meshing.

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3 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. Oh-SWC says:

    OSWC = Oscillating Surge Wave-Energy Converter

  2. Daniel says:

    I would like to share this video with you on how SPH is being used in automobile industry….

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