- Altair released their HPC workload manager, PBS Pro, as open source.
- SolidWorks 2017 Beta has been launched.
- OpenFOAM 4.0 was released with improvements in rigid body dynamics, turbulence modeling, run-time processing, and more.
- Engineering.com reports on a new CFD project in Autodesk Labs, Project Clarissian, which is now available for public participation.
- STAR-CCM+ v11.04 was released.
- Flow Science released FLOW-3D Cast v4.2.
- CEI shared a story of how EnSight helps in the simulation of hot mix asphalt. (PDF)
- Researchers used CFD to help ships pollute less by exhaust gas abatement.
News and Events
- Tecplot was named one of Seattle’s top 100 workplaces.
- ERCOFTAC is offering a 2-day course on Uncertainty Management and Quantification in Industrial Analysis and Design at Ghent University in Belgium on 27-28 October 2016.
- The International Conference on Computational Physics, Mathematics, and Its Application will be held in Tokyo on 7-8 November 2016.
A Truly Fluid Mesh
Sometimes the fluid makes its own mesh, or at less polygons that look like mesh cells to me. The image below shows one particular result when a vertical jet of water impinges on a “circular horizontal impactor.” The shape and structure of the resulting sheet of water depend on a number of factors including speed of the jet and viscosity of the fluid. See a gallery of other results at the Fluid Polygons and Polyhedra page of MIT math professor John W.M. Bush.
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