This Week in CFD

Software

  • AeroDynamic Solutions released ADS 6.5, their turbomachinery CFD software suite including a native interface from Pointwise to Code Leo.
  • Also in the field of turbo CFD, ADT released TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.5.
  • CFD Engine has a new blog called Head in the Clouds and a refocused mission: “a CFD consultancy with its own cloud platform.”
  • On SolidSmack you can read interviews with the CEOs of Onshape and Autodesk on CAD in the cloud.
  • You still have until 15 April to submit a full paper for possible publication in the Open Engineering topical issue on CFD for engineering design.

Applications

Streamlines colored by velocity magnitude near the proximal arterial inlet computed using STAR-CCM+. Image from AIP Physics of Fluids and authors F. Iori et al. Click image for full paper.

Streamlines colored by velocity magnitude near the proximal arterial inlet computed using STAR-CCM+. Image from AIP Physics of Fluids and authors F. Iori et al. Click image for full paper.

  • DNV GL is using CFD to study the effect of hull fouling (marine creatures attaching themselves to ship hulls) on a ship’s increased drag and reduced fuel efficiency.
  • CFD is being used to study to simulate an explosion‘s effect on an urban environment so that insurance carriers can better understand the risks involved.
  • Air Products uses CFD in a consulting role to help plastics manufacturers design efficient systems (e.g. combustible dust inerting).

Events

Screen capture from a video illustrating a simulation of a blown wing performed by Joby Aviation using STAR-CCM+.  Click image for video.

Screen capture from a video illustrating a simulation of a blown wing performed by Joby Aviation using STAR-CCM+. Click image for video.

  • CD-adapco celebrated its 35th anniversary this week at their STAR Global Conference.
    • STAR-CCM+ v10.02 was officially released.
    • The company now has 850 employees and annual revenue approaching $200 million.
    • A new aero-vibro-acoustic simulation tool, Wave6, was announced as described in this Desktop Engineering summary of the entire conference.
  • Mentor Graphics was awarded LED Magazine’s Sapphire Award for FloEFD and other tools that make up an “excellent complete temperature analysis and simulation system.”
  • The first CFD Impact Conference will be held at Technion in Haifa, Israel on 30 June 2015. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Peter Vincent who talk about the PyFR open source CFD solver, among other topics.

Bid on Programming History

We’ve all heard it said that programming is an art form so the Algorithm Auction should come as no surprise. Via Artsy.net you can read about the first auction celebrating the art of code. Bidding closes on 27 March so you still have time to bid on works such as Brian Kernighan’s hand written and signed Hello World program (see image below). Current bid is $2,250.

Brian Kernighan, Hello World, ink on dot matrix paper. Image from Artsy.net. Click image for site.

Brian Kernighan, Hello World, ink on dot matrix paper. Image from Artsy.net. Click image for site.

How much would you pay for hand written portions of Pointwise’s source code signed by Dr. John Steinbrenner?

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