- CEI released EnSight 10.1.2b, a maintenance release of their CFD visualization and postprocessing software.
- In another preview of STAR-CCM+ v10.02, CD-adapco shares a video about the software’s ability to capture wakes. See image below.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v15.2.3, a maintenance release.
- ITI TranscenData released CADfix v10.
- GrabCAD has made their CAD collaboration tool, Workbench, available to everyone for free.
- CFD is being used to study how pitch plane variations of a floating offshore wind turbine effect power output. See image below.
- Here’s a brief write-up of NASA’s use of Exa’s PowerFLOW for studying aircraft noise.
- You might have asked yourself when it would be a good time to outsource your CFD. Here’s a list including #4 Partnering to Get Advice from Domain Experts.
Computers & CAD
- Have a need for a million core hours of computing time? Enter Charity Engine’s contest and you might be one of three lucky folks who win that prize. Terms and conditions include:
- Must use open source software
- Application must be “ethically sound”
- Use up to 50,000 nodes
- 48 hour to 30 month usage window
- Also on the topic of big computers, NCSA is making their supercomputers available for CFD use.
- WorldCAD Access shares news about the rise of Linux for CAD software. [I think 40-50% of our installed based for mesh generation is Linux.]
- If you take a survey on CAD virtualization you’ll get a copy of the final report of the results.
Events & Jobs
- Siemens PLM is bringing the Femap Symposium Series 2015 to a town [hopefully] near you from San Diego to Chantilly.
- The SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling will be held 12-14 October 2015 in Salt Lake City.
- At this summer’s AIAA Aviation in Dallas there will be a workshop on the FUN3D CFD code.
- While not strictly a CFD job, Syracuse University [my alma mater] seeks a Professor of Practice for the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Dot Line Wave
Alert reader Daniel Bruno fed my fascination with faceted art by sharing a link to Dot Line Wave, an animated GIF that you can’t stop watching.
Maybe he wants me to write a script for Pointwise that will reproduce this.