This Week in CFD

*** Special Christmas Eve Eve Day Edition ***

Software

  • 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.
Screen capture of FieldView 16.1 in action on a dataset from FOI. Click image for video. See link above.

Screen capture of FieldView 16.1 in action on a dataset from FOI. Click image for video. See link above.

Applications

A beautiful grid pic from CFD-Based Droplet Size Estimates in Emulsification Equipment. Image from mdpi.com. Click image for article.

A beautiful grid pic from CFD-Based Droplet Size Estimates in Emulsification Equipment. Image from mdpi.com. Click image for article.

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

From Pointwise

Aerospace and Defense Technology was kind enough to use a Pointwise V18 unstructured quad/hex mesh on their cover.

Aerospace and Defense Technology was kind enough to use a Pointwise V18 unstructured quad/hex mesh on their cover.

After a brief delay, we were informed that our poster for this year's International Meshing Roundtable (combining the two contest geometries: a computer exhaust fan and the White House) was selected as Meshing Maestro.

After a brief delay, we were informed that our poster for this year’s International Meshing Roundtable (combining the two contest geometries: a computer exhaust fan and the White House) was selected as Meshing Maestro.

Events

Mesh Plotter

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.

The AxiDraw seems perfect for drawing your meshes and their dual too. See link above.

The AxiDraw seems perfect for drawing your meshes and their dual too. See link above.

Bonus: The Life Upfront blog is ending. [In which we read that I should be fired. For more reasons than mentioned.]

From our friends at TwinMesh. Click image for article.

From our friends at TwinMesh. Beautiful. Click image for article.

Want to see more fun Xmas-related CFD imagery? Check out the #SimulationFriday hashtag on Twitter.

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2 Responses to This Week in CFD

  1. jdrch says:

    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.

    • John Chawner says:

      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.

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