- simulationHub is a new, cloud-based CFD application.
- Materialise released Magics20 for preparing geometry for 3D printing.
- CCE released free CAD viewer, EnSuite-View.
- FFT released Actran 16 with several new features for aeroacoustic simulations.
- Beta CAE launched v16.1.0 of their software suite including ANSA for preprocessing.
- Comet Solutions launched Cloud-based SimApps, expertly tailored simulation applications.
- COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2 was released with updates across its entire range of functionality.
- ParaView is enhancing their remote visualization capabilities through a partnership with NICE’s Desktop Cloud Visualization.
- Autodesk launched a beta program for cloud-based 3D design with Fusion-360 in the browser.
Pointwise News & Updates
- Our next webinar on 08 December will be on the topic of overset grid generation and flow simulation using Pointwise, Suggar++, and Caelus.
- You can see how Pointwise interacts with OpenVSP for conceptual design in a pre-recorded webcast.
- Download the winning image from our desktop wallpaper contest (see image below).
- Come visit with us next week at the APS DFD meeting in Boston.
Hardware and Applications
- Nor-Tech announced the availability of a demo cluster for CFD.
- Learn how to analyze the flow in a choke valve using midas NFX CFD.
- Symscape shares thoughts on tailoring geometry specifically for CFD simulation.
- Here’s part 3 in the series on meshing in SolidWorks Flow Simulation.
- CD-adapco is using Panasas’ storage technology to speed multidisciplinary simulations.
Biz, Event, Job
- Our friends at ANSYS were recognized by Software Magazine as one of the 500 largest software providers, coming in this year at #106.
- Registration is now open for the NAFEMS Americas Conference, 7-9 June in Seattle.
- Halliburton wants to hire a Mechanical Technical Advisor for CFD in Houston.
The Movement of Air
What does modern dance have to do with fluid dynamics? I asked myself the same question before watching this video by Adrien M / Claire B called The Movement of Air in which three dancers interact with projections of fluids in motion and even a few grids.
What’s notable is that the animations aren’t pre-recorded; they respond in real-time to the dancer’s movements. (As first seen on Colossal.)