This Week in CFD

CAD & More

  • After 400,000 hours of usage, over 700,000 files exported, and more usage, Onshape is now out of beta.
  • ITI, the CADfix (and more) people, have rebranded.
What can a tet possibly have in common with a 14-faced polyhedron? Click the image to find out.

What can a tet possibly have in common with a 14-faced polyhedron? Click the image to find out.

Events & More

  • You have until 04 January to get in on SimScale’s Go With the Flow Challenge and have a shot at winning computing time, Amazon gift cards, and more.
  • The inaugural UK Fluids Conference has been scheduled for 7-9 September 2016 at Imperial College London. Call for papers will open on 01 February with abstracts due 18 April.
  • Tetrahedron V, the 5th Workshop on Grid Generation for Numerical Computations, will be held 4-5 July 2016 in Liege, Belgium. [Note: This event was added to this post after publication.]
  • Here’s a summary report from [Supercomputing] SC 2015.
  • According to HBR, we should watch out for quantum computing in 2016.
  • AIAA’s new Associate Fellows include several CFDers. Know anyone on this list?
CFD simulation of the hydrodynamics of high performance offshore boat hulls from a study by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation. Image from Scuttlebutt Sailing News. Click image for article.

CFD simulation of the hydrodynamics of high performance offshore boat hulls from a study by the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation. Image from Scuttlebutt Sailing News. Click image for article.

Software & More

  • Aerosoft released GASP Version 5.2.2 including many new output options and more.
  • New features in ParaView 5.0 include a lot of interaction and selection tools, point probes, and more.
  • The just-released version of FloEFD includes meshing improvements, a transient solver, and more.
  • Altair’s HPC workload manager, PBS Pro, will have an open source licensing option in 2016.
  • Vero released PartXplore, a lightweight CAD viewer and interrogation tool.

Visualization & More

Hard core computer scientists will be excited to learn of a new, fast algorithm for solving the graph isomorphism problem. Image from Quanta Magazine. Click image for article.

Hard core computer scientists will be excited to learn of a new, fast algorithm for solving the graph isomorphism problem. Image from Quanta Magazine. Click image for article.

More Grids

I had no idea painter Brice Marden had created grid paintings until I watched a video last night of him talking about his work and the work of other painters whom he admires. I knew about his geometric forms and “swirls” (my term) but his grid works are new to me. Now they’re new [probably] to you too.

Brice Marden, Grid II, 1971. Click image for source.

Brice Marden, Grid II, 1971. Click image for source.

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2 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. Attempting to mesh a Császár Polyhedron geometry might be a “fun” exercise. Emphasis on the quotes.

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