by Luiz Fernando Lopes Rodrigues Silva, Wikki Brasil
The Brazilian Congress of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CBCFD 2016, http://cbcfd.com.br/) took place in Campina Grande, Paraíba, a state of the Northeast region of Brazil. The congress lasted three days, from 11th to 13th of June 2016, when participants from academia and industry had the opportunity to discuss about several topics related to CFD. Considering this, representatives from important CFD Brazilian companies and universities could gather in CBCFD, as Embraer, ESSS, CD-adapco, ATS, Wikki Brasil, UFRJ, Unicamp, UFCG, UERJ, UFF and UFSC, just to name a few.
The activities of the event included oral and poster presentations, lectures on general topics, round tables and short trainings. The works presented in CBCFD showed developments on different fields, such as aerodynamics, multiphase and reactive flows for instance. Also, the works used a vast range of CFD and mesh generation softwares, as Pointwise, ANSYS Fluent, and OpenFOAM to show a few.
In addition, it was not random that CBCFD 2016 coincided with one of the most famous Brazilian cultural festivals from the Northeast region of Brazil. The CBCFD participants could experiment typical food and see regional dance and arts at the biggest “São João” Festival of the world.
It was the very first congress specifically related to general aspects of CFD in the Brazilian territory and it turned possible to gather nearly 300 participants. As such, Wikki Brasil and Pointwise contributed sponsoring the congress and providing a hands-on training on mesh generation. The next edition of the CBCFD is scheduled for 2018 somewhere in the Southeast region of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo? Place a bet and see you there!
If you are located in Brazil and want to learn more about generating your CFD meshes using Pointwise, contact Wikki Brasil at http://wikki.com.br/.