This Week in CFD

Software

Berkeley researchers introduced CFD and reactive transport code Chombo-Crunch. Image from LBL.gov. Click image for article.

Berkeley researchers introduced CFD and reactive transport code Chombo-Crunch. Image from LBL.gov. Click image for article.

Meshing

The T.MAP plugin for Rhino (beta release) is available from EvoluteTools. Image from evolute.at. Click image for announcement.

The T.MAP plugin for Rhino (beta release) is available from EvoluteTools. Image from evolute.at. Click image for announcement.

 CAD

  • Autodesk’s AnyCAD allows full associativity and automatic updates between other CAD systems and Inventor.
  • Desktop Engineer’s Kenneth Wong shares his thoughts on simulation appification in this video.
  • Beyond PLM compares Onshape to “Google Drive for CAD.”

Applications

  • ESI made a move into the electronics cooling market with their acquisition of PRESTO.
Lenovo used FloTHERM to simulate cooling inside their ThinkStation products. Image from Desktop Engineering. Click image for article.

Lenovo used FloTHERM to simulate cooling inside their ThinkStation products. Image from Desktop Engineering. Click image for article.

Viz

Computing

Illustration of adaptive mesh sampling from the paper Power Particles: An Incompressible Fluid Flow Solver Based On Power Diagrams by de Goes et al. Image from Cal Tech. Click image for full paper.

Illustration of adaptive mesh sampling from the paper Power Particles: An Incompressible Fluid Flow Solver Based On Power Diagrams by de Goes et al. Image from Cal Tech. Click image for full paper.

  • DEVELOP3D shares information on ANSYS Enterprise Cloud which is based on Amazon Web Services.
  • STAR-CCM+ was run on 55,000 cores while exhibiting “perfect” scalability. On a related note, read about CD-adapco’s history of supercomputing.
  • The folks at Siemens PLM Software write about CAE automation.

Events

Spray drying with CFD. Image from ChemEurope.com. Click image for article.

Spray drying with CFD. Image from ChemEurope.com. Click image for article.

A Meshed Hat

Chris Johanson, My Funny Hat, 2011. Click image for source.

Chris Johanson, My Funny Hat, 2011. Click image for source.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s blog delves a little bit and only tangentially into a topic that I’m a bit interested in. Namely the proliferation of faceting (aka reticulation) in modern painting (i.e. triangles are trendy). As a case in point they reference the work of Chris Johanson and his imitators.

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