This Week in CFD

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Screen capture from a video illustrating a transient simulation of a screw compressor from CFX-Berlin. Click image for video.

Screen capture from a video illustrating a transient simulation of a screw compressor from CFX-Berlin. Click image for video.

Events

Applications

Temperatures around a burner diffuser as computed by ANSYS Fluent. Image from Desktop Engineering. Click image for article.

Temperatures around a burner diffuser as computed by ANSYS Fluent. Image from Desktop Engineering. Click image for article.

Meshes, Conferences, and Art

I wouldn’t want you to think I was fibbing when I wrote earlier this month about combining art viewing with conference travel. So let me share what I was able to discover during my recent visit to Austin, Texas for the 24th International Meshing Roundtable.

At Austin’s The Contemporary at Laguna Gloria, I thought that Monika Sosnowska’s The stairs looked like turbomachines having a bad day.

Monika Sosnowska, The stairs, 2011.

Monika Sosnowska, The stairs, 2011.

The Blanton Museum on the campus of U.T. Austin is a hidden gem and I urge everyone to visit it during your next visit. The aerospace engineers in the audience might enjoy Paul Villinski’s butterfly-powered aircraft, Passage.

Paul Villinski, Passage, 2011

Paul Villinski, Passage, 2011

Simply by chance I wandered into a commercial gallery and found some ceramics by James Aarons. Anyone who’s meshed the airfoil can probably figure out why I bought Pierce Twice (glazed graphite on ceramic). I haven’t yet found a place to hang it on the wall.

James Aarons, Pierce Twice, 2008.

James Aarons, Pierce Twice, 2008.

For the record, please note that despite repeatedly stating that I’m not a fan of sculpture (i.e. it doesn’t move me like painting does), I just shared three pieces of sculpture (although the 3rd is half drawing, half sculpture).

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