*** Special Christmas Eve Eve Day Edition ***
- Intelligent Light announced the release of FieldView 16.1 for CFD results visualization and postprocessing and including the most resolved issues and feature requests in any recent FieldView release. See video below.
- Beta CAE released v17.0.3 of their software suite.
- CPFD released Barracuda Virtual Reactor 17.1 with performance improvements, both computational and setup time.
- 3D online modeling platform Vectary is now out of beta. The software combines “mesh modeling, subdivision modeling, and parametric design.”
- Open-source quadrature-based moment method code OpenQBMM has an updated website.
- MSC Software announced Easy5 2017, the latest version of their “advanced controls and systems simulation” software.
- A proposal to allow Formula 1 teams to use more CFD was voted down.
- Here are four things to consider before applying CFD to gas-fired emission control systems. #3 Can important details of the flow path be modeled with CFD?
- How ESI’s CFD and aeroacoustic tools are used to minimize wind noise inside a car.
- Citroen’s C3 WRC racer was designed, in part, with CFD.
- You have until 23 January to cast your vote for Tech Briefs magazine’s reader’s choice product of the year award. There are four CAE-related candidates: ANSYS AIM 17.2, MSC Software’s MARC 2015, Tecplot 360 EX 2016 Release 2, and Wolfram Mathematica 11.
- Here’s Visualizing Data’s best of the visualization web for October 2016.
- Autodesk is EOLing (end-of-life-ing) T-Splines and 123D.
- Happy 1st birthday to Onshape.
- SimScale announced their academic program with on-demand courses and a special academic 6-month plan.
- Finland’s Aalto University has an open post-doc position in CFD modeling of dual fuel combustion.
- How close are we to CAD on portable/mobile devices? About 60%.
- CFD and production-level supercomputing.
- Read how Engility delivers HPC capabilities to its government customers.
- The international convention on Shape, Solid, Structure, and Physical Modeling will be held in Berkeley, California on 19-23 June 2017. [I feel silly for never having heard of this event before.]
- Flow Science’s 17th FLOW-3D European Users Conference will be held in Barcelona on 5-7 June 2017. Abstracts are due 21 April.
- Our friends at Applied CCM shared their summary of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. This event will next be held in 2018 at the University of Adelaide.
- Lloyds Register held a workshop on CFD modeling of full-scale marine vessels. Read the same news here but with pictures.
Alert reader Jacob discovered a tool that seems perfect for drawing meshes, the AxiDraw V3 pen plotter. I’m old enough to remember when all printers were pen plotters and usually huge enough to draw blueprints. But now for a few hundred bucks you can have one on your desktop. Be sure to watch the video at the AxiDraw website to see all this plotter can do.
Bonus: The Life Upfront blog is ending. [In which we read that I should be fired. For more reasons than mentioned.]
Want to see more fun Xmas-related CFD imagery? Check out the #SimulationFriday hashtag on Twitter.
Sorry to hear Jeff quit his blog. Coming up with content is really, really hard and time consuming, which is why I changed the strategy for my blog a couple years back. I use my blog as a database of solutions for (technical) problems I’ve experienced. This way, there’s a huge personal, practical incentive to write and traffic takes care of itself via Google search.*
Clearly my strategy isn’t for everyone, but that’s how I’ve managed the content generation/time challenge.
*Per my WordPress stats, no one cares about my opinion pieces, but far more people care about solutions I’ve found.
Writing anything is work, writing something someone wants to read is laborious. You’ve hit upon what I think is a key and that is teaching or offering information people might not otherwise have.