- Students have until next Friday (15 July) to apply for the HPC for Undergraduates program at SC16 (aka Supercomputing).
- Certainly someone’s CFD visualization is a good candidate for this year’s Information is Beautiful Awards. Nominees due by 16 September.
- Online video tutorials can make CAD and meshing easier. [I wonder what the URL of this article implies?]
- [At the risk of being a jerk], the article 7 Challenges CFD Engineers Face and How They Can be Solved with the Use of Simulation Tools leaves me scratching my head. For example, #3 is Presenting Data to a Non-Technical Audience – which truly is a challenge – mentions “appealing display” and “colours [sic] or contours.” I’ll propose that non-technical consumers of simulation results need to receive data in the same form as any other engineering data; presented as performance maps in the vernacular of the application domain. [Every time this issue comes up I’m reminded of the “machine that goes ping.”]
- How does cloud-based software address the issues of crashes and data loss? [Can’t we address this on the desktop too?]
- Beta CAE announced the release of v16.2.1 of their software suite.
- Frustrum announced the beta of the new Generate software that promises to integrate design and topology optimization.
- Looking for free, open source, 3D CAD? 3D CAD World lists several options for you.
- Jaguar Land Rover hopes to fully verify vehicle performance using simulation by the year 2020 with the help of Exa.
- CFD and combustion modeling from the viewpoint of Convergent Science; faster software, direct chemistry computation, and more.
- Heat sink design using CFD from Software Cradle.
- There’s a nice video on this page illustrating CFD for data center cooling.
Structured and Unstructured Art
Serendipity led me to London’s Jessica Carlisle gallery where I found artists exploring both structured and unstructured grid motifs.
Vera Boele-Keimer explores (dis)order, and searches for a balance between stability and fragility – as though she’s generated structured grids before.
Katrina Blannin, on the other hand, goes for the unstructured mesh motif through works that are rule-based (Delaunay?) yet allow her to explore tonal variations that produce visual rhythms. The work shown below looks like it could be a screen shot from Pointwise.
Bonus: Alert reader Tessa Uroic found the structured grid below IRL in Porto, Portugal.