This Week in CFD

News & Events

Software

  • Desktop Engineering shares information about ANSYS Fluent 17.0 including its new UI and workflow that promises 12% fewer clicks. The article includes a link to an ANSYS webinar for those who want to learn more.
  • Intelligent Light describes their work on in-situ post-processing [I realize that phrase I just wrote is an oxymoron] in which solution data is saved and co-processed [that’s better] while the solver is running resulting in vast times and storage savings.
  • IL also summarized their participation in the recent AIAA Hover Prediction Workshop.
  • ESI launched ESI Cloud, a software as a service (SaaS) offering that includes OpenFOAM for CFD and is based on technology acquired from Ciespace. Read more about this in Desktop Engineering.

Applications

Numeca's Wind Tunnel Free app for iPhone. See link below.

Numeca’s Wind Tunnel Free app for iPhone. See link below.

ANSYS simulation of a reactor vessel. Image from LEAP CFD blog. See link above.

ANSYS simulation of a reactor vessel. Image from LEAP CFD blog. See link above.

Polygonal Chocolate

Alert reader and meshing maven Dr. Daniel Zaide discovered these polygonal chocolate bars from Vancouver chocolatier Beta 5. Not only is the chocolate beautifully faceted, but the wrapper itself is meshed.

I can only infer from the fact that he sent us their Dark Force Bar (66% dark chocolate) that he’s making a Star Wars themed statement about where meshing falls in the CFD galaxy. Also, I’m finding it difficult to keep sticky chocolate fingerprints off my keyboard. Thank you, Dr. Zaide.

The Dark Force Bar from Vancouver chocolatier Beta 5. See link above.

The Dark Force Bar from Vancouver chocolatier Beta 5. See link above.

P.S. Candy and other meshy gifts will indeed get you on our friends list.

Bonus: Gratuitously faceted beer making robot: the BrewBot. No one has sent us one of these. Yet.

Faceted customization of a BrewBot, a beer making robot. Image from brewbot.io. See link above.

Faceted customization of a BrewBot, a beer making robot. Image from brewbot.io. See link above.

 

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2 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. Steve Karman says:

    There is an app in my iTunes account that I downloaded in 2010 called “Wind Tunnel Free” from Algorizk.

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