*** Last Post of 2016 ***
- RealFlow introduced RealFlow 10. [And the video of its features is amazing.]
- Doyub Kim published Fluid Engine Development: a book, website, and source code.
- Disney, sugar, and CGI (aka poly-disperse granular media).
- Envenio updated the EXN/Aero feature list.
- Here’s SimScale’s review of 2016. (More than 80,000 users.)
- [I’m hoping to find time to] Read On The Role and Challenges of CFD in the Aerospace Industry (PDF) by Spalart and Venkatakrishnan (The Aeronautical Journal, January 2016, Vol. 120, No. 1223).
- Simulia patented a meshing technique for crack propagation.
- The biggest traditional news item of the week is MSC Software’s acquisition of Software Cradle, makers of the SC/Tetra, scSTREAM, and scFLOW solvers.
- On a related note, Software Cradle released scFLOW 13 with Oculus Rift support and improved preprocessing.
- Speaking of acquisitions, Digital Engineering writes that Siemens’ acquisition of EDA software from Mentor Graphics makes the company the “first to offer mechanical, thermal, electrical, electronic and embedded software design capabilities on a single, integrated platform.”
- An MIT Digital Fellow claimed “Platform beats product every time” at the recent Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE forum. While ostensibly about IoT, the essence of a platform is building a community (aka ecosystem) around a product suite that amplifies the benefits and experience by creating new pathways for interaction. [My interpretation, not his.]
- Here’s a brief write-up of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference from earlier this month. [Sorry if this is a repeat.]
- Here’s a brief read on hybrid parallelism for CFD from Various Consequences.
- Best of the visualization web for November 2016.
Art of the Grid & Grids IRL
Let’s end the last blog post of the year with an explosion of mesh-related visuals from the art world and the real world. [In other words, I’m cleaning out my bookmarks.]
Happy New Year, everyone.