Please enjoy this first post of 2015.
Everyone Else’s News
- CD-adapco added a new video to their YouTube channel: Convergent Divergent Nozzle Tutorial.
- I only recently discovered NASA Langley’s turbulence modeling resource page where they consolidate info on all RANS turbulence models.
- Simpleware 7.0 was released and includes boundary layer meshing and ABAQUS CFD export among other features.
- PyFR v0.2.4 was released.
- Dr. Steve Karman, formerly of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga SimCenter, has joined Pointwise’s applied research team.
- You can meet Steve in his new capacity along with several others of us at AIAA SciTech next week in Orlando.
- Pointwise is looking to add other folks to our team. We have job openings for an Applications Engineer and two engineering interns for the summer.
Another Fine Mesh News
The fine folks at WordPress sent me an email with some stats about this blog’s performance during 2014. I thought I’d share them with you.
- AFM had about 110,000 views during 2014.
- The blog has over 1,400 email subscribers and an uncounted number of RSS and other followers.
- The most viewed posts during 2014 were:
- Accuracy, Convergence, and Mesh Quality – posted in July 2012 [very happy about the staying power of this post]
- Navier Stokes Equations Solved? – posted in January 2014
- There’s More to CFD Convergence Than Reading the Manual – posted in April 2011 [surprised that this post continues to be read]
- Would You Care for Some CFD with That Pi? – posted in March 2014
- Why Cartesian Grids Are Good – posted in September 2012
- Readers are finding AFM via Twitter, pointwise.com, LinkedIn, CFD Online, and Facebook in that order of popularity. [hooray Twitter]
- Most readers came from the USA, UK, and Germany.
Let’s hope we can continue to deliver content that you find educating and entertaining [edutaining?] in 2015.
Mark Nagtzaam graphite drawings are a bit of a paradox: “Filling in all the negative fields in his drawings with graphite himself, the works are saturated, to the point of hyperbole, with time. For all their seductive systematic severity, they abundantly testify to a human presence, paradoxically conveying that despite the artist’s methodically engineered absence, he was nevertheless there, doing, as it were, his due diligence, he was there, drawing.”