This Week in CFD

Applications

  • Students at the Vellore Institute of Technology used CFD to study the habitability of game reserves for “big cats.” Their results are part of a coffee-table book recently published on the subject.
  • An Improved FFR [filtering facepiece respirator] Design with a Ventilation Fan: CFD Simulation and Validation. By Zhang, Li, Shen, Rao, and Chen. See image below.
Screen capture from a [very nice] video visualization of a STAR-CCM+ simulation of a bicycle and rider. Click image for video.

Screen capture from a [very nice] video visualization of a STAR-CCM+ simulation of a bicycle and rider. Click image for video. [Yes, of course I show the mesh.]

News

  • SC16, the HPC conference, is quantifying their organization’s diversity, starting with their organizing committee (65% men, 35% women) and with plans to do the same for attendees. They invite other organizations to begin doing the same.
  • The AIAA Thermophysics TC posted to their YouTube channel a 10-part video lecture on hypersonic aerodynamics by none other than Prof. John D. Anderson from the University of Maryland. First seen on Various Consequences. [If only I had time to watch it all. Hopefully you do.]

Pointwise News

  • The line-up of presenters for September’s Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016 is set and includes everything from V8 Supercars and surfboards to Python and eliminating tedium and everything in between. Now is the time to register.
  • You could add The Meshy Award to your trophy case. All you have to do is enter this competition by 19 August.
  • Be the first to learn about Pointwise Version 18 by taking the hand-on training at the UGM.
  • Automate your mesh generation with Glyph scripts for templates and macros. Open seats remain for our Glyph Scripting Course on 23-25 August here in Fort Worth.
Streamlines from an ANSYS Fluent simulation of respiratory flow through a ventilated face mask. See reference above.

Streamlines from an ANSYS Fluent simulation of respiratory flow through a ventilated face mask. See reference above.

Software

  • Tecplot Chorus 2016 Release 2 is now available for design-space exploration of CFD solutions with improved support for surrogate models, CSV file import, and more.
  • Flow Science has collaborated on using CAESES for optimization studies with FLOW-3D.

Don’t Play With Your Food Fluid

We were all probably chided by our parents to not play with our food. But there’s no reason not to play with your fluid dynamics.

So head on over to david.li where you’ll find an assortment of interactive particles, fluids, smoke, waves, and more. And play with them, especially the fluid simulator shown below in a screen capture. Or, if your parents’ lessons are too well-drilled into your psyche, just watch the videos on the daviddotli YouTube channel.

This screenshot of a "fluid particles" simulation is from david.li. See link above.

This screenshot of a “fluid particles” simulation is from david.li. See link above.

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2 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. jstults says:

    I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing yet either; some parts of the hypersonics lecture are given by Kevin Bowcutt and Mark Lewis.

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