This Week in CFD

News

  • 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.
DEVELOP3D reviewed ANSYS AIM 16.1 for multiphysics simulation. Image from DEVELOP3D. Click image for article.

DEVELOP3D reviewed ANSYS AIM 16.1 for multiphysics simulation. Image from DEVELOP3D. Click image for article.

Applications

ENGINEERING.com has a nice article on the CFD of racing bikes including the effect that a trailing automobile can have on a cyclist's finish. Image from ENGINEERING.com. Click image for article.

ENGINEERING.com has a nice article on the CFD of racing bikes including the effect that a trailing automobile can have on a cyclist’s finish. Image from ENGINEERING.com. Click image for article.

  • 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.
The folks at CFD Support have been working on transient simulation of a sports car with rotating wheels in OpenFOAM. Click image for web page and video.

The folks at CFD Support have been working on transient simulation of a sports car with rotating wheels in OpenFOAM. Click image for web page and video.

Software

Events & Reading

An interesting slide from Airbus' presentation on HPC needs of simulation in which we see that "one night batch capability" for CFD based noise simulation is coming in early 2020. Image from ThePlatform.net. See link above.

An interesting slide from Airbus’ presentation on HPC needs of simulation in which we see that “one night batch capability” for CFD based noise simulation is coming in early 2020. Image from ThePlatform.net. See link above.

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.

Jazz pianist Al Blatter performing a live improv to sounds from the LHC. Image from Int'l Science Grid This Week. See links above.

Jazz pianist Al Blatter performing a live improv to sounds from the LHC. Image from Int’l Science Grid This Week. See links above.

(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.

Jiyong Lee, White Axial Cuboid Biaxial Segmentation, 2014. Image from the artist's website. See link above.

Jiyong Lee, White Axial Cuboid Biaxial Segmentation, 2014. Image from the artist’s website. See link above.

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