This Week in CFD

*** Last Post of 2016 ***

Software

Applications

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Symscape shared a round-up of their CFD simulations of 2016. Image from Symscape.

News

  • 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.]

Miscellaneous

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.]

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Tessellated Origami by Goran Konjevod. source

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Faceted Prosthetic Limb. source

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Free Form Brick Structure. source

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Wireframe Animals by Mat Szulik. source

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Carrie Secrist Gallery’s booth at Expo Chicago. source

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Uncertain Journey  by Chiharu Shiota. source

Happy New Year, everyone.

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