This Week in CFD

Software

  • Siemens PLM Software announced the release of STAR-CCM+ v11.06 which includes a toolset for electronics cooling. [Still seems odd to not be writing “CD-adapco announced…”]
  • Speaking of electronics cooling, Coolit v16 was recently released with CAD import and turbulence modeling improvements.
  • modeFrontier is now available for use with PowerFLOW from within ExaCLOUD, Exa’s SaaS environment for CFD, and now optimization.
  • Rhino announced the plugin RhinoCFD Beta from CHAM for performing CFD simulations inside Rhino’s geometry modeling environment.
  • Engineering.com writes about the latest release of CAESES and the benefits of having an independent optimization tool in your CFD arsenal.
    • This article is also notable for deciphering the CAESES acronym (CAE System Empowering Simulation) and its use of the word “whilst” not once but twice.
  • Mentor Graphics announced the only CFD tool that’s fully embedded in Solid Edge, FloEFD for Solid Edge, that promises a 65-75% reduction in overall simulation time relative to other CFD tools.
Coolit v16 includes a trace heating feature for printed circuit boards. Image from Daat. See link above.

Coolit v16 includes a trace heating feature for printed circuit boards. Image from Daat. See link above.

Events

  • The SIAM Conference on Industrial and Applied Geometry will be held 10-12 July 2017 in Pittsburgh. Abstracts are due 01 February.
  • NAFEMS is offering a 1-day seminar on A Guide to High Fidelity CFD on 16 November in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK. The seminar promises to touch on the roles of grid generation, high performance computing and turbulence modeling.
  • Tech Clarity is taking a survey on CAD tools and some survey respondents may be rewarded with an Amazon gift card. Why not take 10-15 minutes and help them out by sharing your experiences?

Good Reads

  • Our friends at Engineering.com also announced a freely available eBook (registration required) on Turbulence Models Offered by CFD Simulation Vendors. [If you read this report, let me know what you think of it.]
  • Remember the article posted here a while back about the 5 categories of CFD software? The Momentum Analysis blogs delves a bit further into the topic and promises more on pre- and post-processing tools in a future post.
  • Available now for Kindle is the Airfoil Primer for Non-Aerodynamicists. [Full disclosure: the author is a co-worker.]

Meshing & Visualization

  • The EnSight FAQ for October 2016 includes a tip on creating uniform grid for clipping.
  • Also from EnSight is this article on using EnSight for virtual reality.
  • FEA for All presents 7 wrong beliefs about meshing. “#3 Automeshing is the best way to mesh 3D solid models.”
  • The phrase “digital mesh” in this article from Beyond PLM isn’t what I thought it was at first, but the idea of how people and things will interact is still worth reading. [Plus, the article includes the gratuitous mesh image shown below.]
The world's digital mesh. Image from Beyond PLM. See link above.

The world’s digital mesh. Image from Beyond PLM. See link above.

Faceted Mickey

I’m gonna milk my recent travel for all it’s worth by sharing this t-shirt design of a faceted Mickey Mouse. No, I did not buy it.

Facets are everywhere, even on this recently spied t-shirt of Mickey Mouse.

Facets are everywhere, even on this recently spied t-shirt of Mickey Mouse.

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2 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. steve says:

    Hi John,
    Thanks for keeping your blog up to date the way you do it.
    I was not impressed by the ebook of Engineering.com.
    Steve

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