- Readers of FYFD [the best blog with a name I can’t say to my mother] are invited to participate in a reader survey.
- The National Science Foundation is sponsoring the Beauty of Computing campaign and asks that you post “computer generated images that bring science to life” using the #beautyofcomputing hashtag.
- MAYA has several job openings in CFD and CAE.
- Jaguar Land Rover is using STAR-CCM+ as part of a coupled multi-physics simulation of vehicle wading (i.e. driving your car through water of various depths). [Ask me about the time I was driven through water deep enough to flow over the hood of a rental car.]
- CFD contributed to the design of a next generation LNG carrier ship (8% more energy efficient, 5% more cargo) via the LNGreen Joint Industry Project.
- Version 1.0 of the Emendo SDK for STL file repair was released.
- Watch this brief video on the enhanced UI in RealFlow 2015.
- Flowmaster v7.9.4, Mentor Graphics’ 1D CFD software, was released.
Events & Reading
- NAFEMS Montreal 2015 will be held on 06 October 2015 and feature presentations and discussion on the topic of Engineering Analysis and Simulation in the Aerospace Industry.
- For your weekend reading [all 176 pages]: Best Practice Guidelines for the Use of CFD in Nuclear Reactor Safety Applications.
- Airbus described their supercomputing needs as they relate to modeling and simulation in which we read that they’ve never seriously considered the cloud.
- From Communications of the ACM comes this article on Exascale Computing and Big Data.
- The SolidNotes blog kicks off a promised series of articles on meshing in SolidWorks Flow Simulation with “Saying there is a lot to know about meshing as it relates to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a massive understatement. “
Music, Physics, Physics, Music
For the third time, the Montreux Jazz Festival featured a workshop on The Physics of Music and the Music of Physics. The former revolved around work done on sonic spatialization (i.e. multidimensionality of sound) while the latter centered on a piano improvisation by Al Blatter with accompaniment by sounds synthesized from collisions in the Large Hadron Collider.
(Originally seen on International Science Grid This Week.)
Bonus: For those of you addicted to meshes and geometry in art I share Jiyong Lee’s stunning glass sculptures from his Segmentation series. While the artist’s inspiration for these works is the biological process of cell division, I can’t help but see 3D domain decompositions. I checked into pricing for these works and the numbers are well into the 5 figure range. I’m not even a huge fan of sculpture in general but these works make me want to hold them.