News & Events
- SimScale and Friendship Systems announced a collaboration based around the latter’s CAESES tool for parametric modeling.
- Microsoft announced an Open Source Partner Community.
- SGI has been acquired by HP Enterprise for $275 million.
- The NAFEMS World Congress 2017 will be held 11-14 June 2017 in Stockholm.
- Envenio wrote about 7 challenges CFD can solve. #2 “most CFD tools are incredibly accurate”.
- Via Desktop Engineering comes access to a 6-page PDF about what’s new in ANSYS 17 including Fluent, CFX, and SpaceClaim.
- October’s release of Tecplot 360 EX will include more compatibility with Loci-Chem, a SZL file converter, and more. Beta testers are sought. [From Tecplot’s SZL News email newsletter that I just now found out about.]
- Also from Tecplot, video instructions on how to create Tecplot SZL files for improved performed.
- The summer issue of FLOW-3D news is available.
- STAR-CD v4.26 has new reaction models and is now available.
- CFD for medical devices such as inhalers. See image above.
- More color map advice for better scientific visualization.
Mapping Color to a Museum’s Walls
Instead of seeing meshes where none exist or finding another example of stupid liquid tricks*, this week’s diversion is probably more related to visualization and the link above about color maps. Stephen Knapp creates site-specific light paintings with the aid of dichroic glass** that raise the issue of how we perceive art. First seen on Colossal, more seen on the artist’s website.
*Not a value judgement, just a play on words related to David Letterman’s stupid pet tricks.
**Glass that displays two colors under certain lighting conditions.
Bonus: “Few people appreciate engineering like artists.” GrabCAD shares examples of works of engineering currently on display in museums of art.