- CD-adapco’s research into two-phase piping flow has entered phase 2.
- In other CD-adapco news, surface repair in STAR-CCM+ has been reworked for improved usability.
- Users of Caedium will likely be interested in this article about techniques for controlling your simulation.
- OpenCFD released OpenFOAM for Windows.
- CONSELF (“consulting for yourself”) launched their cloud-based CFD SaaS.
- Proceedings from the recent FLOW-3D Users Conference are now available online for you to download and read. (Registration required.)
- The 4th International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems (ThermaComp) will be held 6-8 July 2016 at Georgia Tech.
- The 9th International Conference on CFD will be held 11-15 July 2016 in Instanbul.
- CFD has been used a lot to make ships more efficient, but caution should be exercised when reducing the ship’s available power.
- The University of Exeter has an available PhD studentship in the area of CFD for hydrodynamic scour.
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.
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.
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.
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).