Lucky “Friday the 13th“ Edition
Contests, Competitions, and Awards
- CD-adapco announced Wian van der Merwe of Aerotherm as the winner of their 2016 Calendar Competition for his visualization of the flowfield around a cyclist’s head. See image below.
- DEVELOP3D is offering a Dell Precision 7510 to one lucky person who answers “a few quick questions.”
- Winners of Mentor Graphics’ Don Miller Award include GE Oil and Gas. The award is given for applications of Flowmaster in thermo-fluid system design.
- CEI released EnSight 10.1.6(a) including primarily bug fixes but also some new features.
- Daat Research released Coolit v15.
- Onshape asks six rhetorical questions that assess whether you’re ready for full-cloud [First reference to degrees of cloud I’ve run across. Partly cloudy?] CAD. “#2 Do I need an affordable alternative to desktop CAD’s many expenses?”
- NUMECA’s FINE CFD suite is now available in the cloud via UberCloud’s application software containers.
- Flow Science released FLOW-3D v11.1 with a plethora of new features including active simulation control. There will be a webinar on 19 November to explain it all.
- EvoluteTools T.MAP beta, a mesh parametrization plugin for Rhino, is now available and includes the ability to make quad, tri, and texture-mapped, curvature aligned meshes (see image below).
- CD-adapco released DARS v2.12 for chemistry-based combustion.
- ParaView 5.0.0-RC1 is now available for you to download and use for your CFD visualizations. This new release several rendering improvement including an alpha implementation of a ray tracing package (see image below).
- IronCAD introduced MPIC, an integrated multi-physics simulation package.
- Get a sneak peek at what’s coming in SpaceClaim 2016.
- You can download Tessa Uroic’s winning entry from Pointwise’s Wallpaper Contest for decorating your computer.
- We’re going to be in Stuttgart next week hosting our first Let’s Talk Meshing Workshop at the University of Stuttgart. And you have a couple of hours left before registration closes.
- The next issue of our The Connector newsletter is due to be published next week. Stay tuned.
- ENGINEERING.com has a nice overview of meshing and other features of Altair’s SimLab 14.
- Take 11 minutes to watch A Universe of Triangles.
- Our friends at ANSYS continue to grow in terms of revenue as reported by Monica Schnitger. In Q3, the company’s software garnered $140 million (flat year/year) while service and maintenance brought in $98 million. For 2016 the company looks to be breaking through the $1 billion ceiling, a forecast growth of 9%.
- COMSOL shares info about swept meshes.
- SolidNotes shares info about mesh refinement in SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2016.
- PDFs and video content from this past June’s FUN3D workshop are available for download.
Software, Part 2
- If you’re involved in powertrain simulation you might want to attend CD-adapco’s 1-day workshop on A Better Powertrain Simulation Process on 01 December in Novi, Michigan.
- You have until month’s end to submit an abstract for the STAR Global Conference 2016.
The Grid and the Unaided Eye
Artist Mark Francis’ paintings are motivated by revelatory images from modern science; both microscopic and astronomic. In other words, things the unaided human eye cannot see. In doing so, he creates visual landscapes that allow us to explore pattern and rhythm in a way that touches both on abstract painting’s history and science’s future.