- 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.]
- 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
- Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016 will be here sooner than we all think (21-22 September in Fort Worth. Registration and Call for Papers are open.
- Join us on on 25 May for a webcast on Localized Remeshing Strategies for Parametric Models.
- A recording of Talking CFD’s Live Roundtable [featuring cogent commentary from seven CFD experts and questionable comments from yours truly] is available on YouTube when you have an hour to spare.
- [Should you truly be a glutton for punishment,] my 1-on-1 interview with Talking CFD’s Robin Knowles is on SoundCloud.
- And this Desktop Engineering article includes quotes from people who know a lot about meshing [and me]: Notes from the Meshing-Making Frontline. Which is a good segue to the next section.
Meshing and Geometry
- Geometry files for the International Meshing Roundtable‘s meshing contest are available for you to begin meshing (a computer exhaust fan and the White House.) Commitment notice due 30 June, meshes due 31 July. (See images below.)
- Desktop Engineering wonders whether the recent interoperability agreement between Autodesk and Siemens PLM Software means we’re on the path to leaving CAD interoperability issues behind. [No.]
- This year’s 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress is being produced by Action Engineering and will be held in Golden, Colorado on 25-26 October 2016.
- CD-adapco shares their views on CFD for the life sciences and pharma industries.
- The Shark Race-R PRO motorcycle helmet was also designed with the aid of CFD.
- Here’s a pretty deep dive into the performance of Intel’s chips.
- News on volutes from CAESES and screw compressors from PDM Analysis.
- Openness, fauxpenness, and engineering software – thoughts from Monica Schnitger.
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.