This Week in CFD

Software

  • CD-adapco and NCSA achieved 75% efficiency when scaling STAR-CCM+ to run on 102,000 cores for a 1 billion cell model. A 2 billion cell model is currently in work.
  • Intelligent Light was involved in a collaborative effort to scale the AVF-Leslie combustion code to 64,000 cores.
  • Predictive Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) for Computational Modeling and Simulation
  • Mentor Graphics’ latest release of FloTHERM XT targets electronics cooling.
  • WorldCAD Access writes about Onshape.

Applications

SC/Tetra solution for a yarn weaving machine. Image from Software Cradle. Click image for full report (PDF).

SC/Tetra solution for a yarn weaving machine. Image from Software Cradle. Click image for full report (PDF).

  • Zipp’s new cycling wheel, the 404 Firestrike, has a CFD-designed rim shape that reduces side force by 34% without affecting the aerodynamic performance.
  • CFD is used to study wind farms in complex terrain.
  • One CFD software suite won an award for its use on data center cooling.
  • CFD for boats.
  • And again from the world of cycling, a track version of Pinarello Bolide is said to be 7.5% more aerodynamic than the road version due in part to CFD.

A Tiny Rant

Compare and contrast these two articles.

  1. The top 15 benefits of a STEM education
  2. The 10 commandments for Wall Street interns

I’m really hoping the latter is a parody designed to evoke reactions like mine, unprintable in this blog. Let’s just say that starting off by advertising yourself as “the frattiest” group isn’t necessarily a confidence builder. [Several other sentences I wrote here had to be deleted due to language and anatomical references.]

After reading these two articles I’m surprised that we even have to discuss the STEM shortage and I’m amazed that anyone with a modicum of personal dignity wants to work on Wall Street.

Events & More

Questioning the Mesh

I’m still trying to figure out the connection between Victoria Haven’s current exhibition They all stopped walking, the movie The Shining [very scary], and her abstract paintings featuring faceted forms. It’s said she is “questioning abstraction.” What I see is the mesh. And I certainly appreciate the fact that everyone wants to question the mesh.

Victoria Haven, Black Frames, 2014. Image from New American Paintings. Click image for source.

Victoria Haven, Black Frames, 2014. Image from New American Paintings. Click image for source.

For more on Victoria Haven’s work see her website. As a bonus, here’s another of her mesh-like works. (I couldn’t find the title.)

Victoria Haven, unknown. Image from vichaven.com.

Victoria Haven, unknown. Image from vichaven.com.

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2 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. jdrch says:

    I was disgusted by the Wall Street interns piece too. Pretty glad I didn’t get into that business.

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