- Flow Science released FLOW-3D Cast v4.1.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v15.3.3.
- There’s a new [to me] player in the cloud-based CFD arena: Trampo, who provides cloud-based access to STAR-CCM+.
- Tech Soft 3D launched Tetra4D Enrich for production of interactive 3D PDFs.
- GLview Inova 10.0, CAE post processing software, now has a “send to cloud” feature.
- ANSYS released SpaceClaim 2016 and nice video introducing its new capabilities.
- Tecplot 360 EX was used as part of NASA’s simulations of the aerothermodynamic environment around the Orion spacecraft.
- Read more in this article from Desktop Engineering.
- DNV GL launched new CFD efforts for offshore oil and gas drilling: gas detector allocation and explosion risk analysis.
- This article about the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) mentions their use of CFD in the design.
- Coincidentally, another article appeared recently on the same use of CFD for the Aussie Invader rocket-powered car.
- Just a cool GIF I found on Twitter of an HVAC simulation.
- Symscape shares what it takes to properly setup your CFD simulation.
- [In perhaps one of the most unique applications of CFD I’ve run across,] researchers have used CFD to simulate how a 600 million year old organism fed.
- What’s more interesting than the CFD is the fact that this organism has triradial symmetry.
Business & Events
- ESI‘s software license income for Q3 was up 16%. The article doesn’t mention OpenFOAM by name but does mention their work with recently acquired Ciespace.
- Our friends at Exa had a good Q3 with software license revenue up 9%.
- On a related note, Exa has been cited as a “growth company.”
- Here’s a nice wrap-up of the Inaugural Barracuda Virtual Reactor User’s Conference. Presentations are available (registration required).
- You have until 30 December to submit your entry for Flow Science’s 35th Anniversary Simulation Contest.
Computing & Visualization
- Here’s something about the special skills of a computational scientist. [Do you know anyone like this?]
- On the topic of HPC, Desktop Engineering has compiled the Design Engineer’s HPC Handbook.
- Tecplot calls their One Trillion Cell Challenge complete.
- Best of the visualization web for September 2015.
- EnSight supports the Canon Mixed Reality display device.
Honestly, Wassily Kandinsky’s 1922 painting Black Grid only got on my radar because of its name. It’s almost like a riddle – what’s that regular grid doing in the midst of all that flowing chaos? Does it anchor the rest of the painting or float above it? I don’t know. Maybe you have some thoughts.
Bonus: I’m glad I’m not the only CFDer who writes about art. Read about the fine art of engineering from Mentor Graphics.
Double Bonus: The Design Automation Conference Silicon/Art Technology Show is accepting entries up to 24 Mar 2016. [Yes, it’s EDA but still.]