This Week in CFD

Visualization

  • CFD visualization software provider Tecplot announced their acquisition by Vela Software and the retirement of the company’s founders. [Mike Peery and Don Roberts are two of the good guys of CFD and can now enjoy some well deserved R&R. Their legacy is in the good hands of the next generation of leaders.]
    • Monica Schnitger’s comments on this sale.
  • Best of the visualization web for March 2016.
  • I just recently learned about FetchCFD, an online forum to “showcase and explore engineering simulations.” [It looks like the CFD version of GrabCAD.]
CFD visualization of a water turbine. Image from CFMS. Click image for article and link to technical paper. [I love this image.]

CFD visualization of a water turbine. Image from CFMS. Click image for article and link to technical paper. [Isn’t this a beautiful image?]

Opportunities

  • NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate recently announced and hosted a work on a University Leadership Initiative in which academic partners are being solicited to help NASA achieve aviation milestones.
  • Sandia National Labs seeks a Mesh Generation Scientist (Early/Mid-Career). [Fossils need not apply? I plan to work to age 100 so mathematically I’m mid-career.]

News from Pointwise

Meshing and Geometry

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Applications

In this 4 minute video, FLO Cycling describes their use of CD-adapco's CFD software to design new wheels that are faster and lighter. Click image for video.

In this 4 minute video, FLO Cycling describes their use of CD-adapco’s CFD software to design new wheels that are faster and lighter. (A cyclist spends 80% of their time at yaw angles below 10 degrees.) Click image for video.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Mesh

Terezia Krnacova [please pardon the fact that I did not include her name’s many diacritical marks] loves textiles and bread and brought them together in Everyday Bread. Which, of course, looks to me like a mesh.

Everyday Bread by Terezia Krnacova. Image from Behance. See link above.

Everyday Bread by Terezia Krnacova. Image from Behance. See link above.

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