This Week in CFD

A Brief I’ve Been at AIAA SciTech All Week Edition

  • ANSYS announced the six winners (three corporate, three academic) of their 2016 Hall of Fame Competition. One of the corporate winners was Combustion Research and Flow Technology for their LES simulation of flames (see image below).
  • Open source CFD package SU2 v4.1 was released and includes exact derivative computations, a discrete adjoint implementation, and more.
  • Tecplot announced at AIAA SciTech 2016 the release of Tecplot 360 EX 2016 Release 1 with improved polyhedral cell and animation support among other features.
  • ESI Group announced the availability of ESI Cloud, a cloud-based CAE solution built upon the technology acquired from Ciespace.
  • Abstract deadline for MeshTrends 11 and the World Congress on Computational Mechanics has been extended to 30 January.
  • Fluid dynamics blog FYFD turned 5, received an award from Tumblr, and posted their top 10 posts of 2015.

CRAFT Tech was one of six winners in the 2016 ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition. Image from ANSYS. See link above.

The Art of Fluids is Everywhere

As mentioned here previously, I have a gentlemen’s agreement with a friend that whenever we’re at a conference together, we skip out for a few hours to check out the local art scene. That’s exactly what happened at AIAA SciTech in San Diego this past week.

Except sometimes you don’t even have to leave the hotel to find art. The image below is a piece hanging inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt. I’m certain most of you will see this as some sort of flowfield plot with velocity vectors.


We visited the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego where we found three installations design to trigger three of your senses:


Sight: An installation by Robert Irwin.


Smell: The colored portions of this fabric installation are filled with various spices.


Sound: This is a photo of a two-part video installation that was making a statement about sound and our inner voices.

We also visited the San Diego Museum of Art for their exhibit on the Art of Music but alas photography was not permitted.

This summer’s AIAA Aviation will be in Washington, DC. Anyone up for a visit to the National Gallery of Art?

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1 Response to This Week in CFD

  1. Steve Karman says:

    There’s Bob!!!

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