- 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.
- 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?
- 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.]
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.