Monthly Archives: January 2017

This Week in CFD

Reading & Listening If you read nothing else in this blog post, check out these two links. Mentor Graphics’ Keith Hanna waxes poetic with CFD If, a CFD-themed version of Kipling’s “If…” The Talking CFD podcast delves into “what makes … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Computing A Cray SVP makes supercomputing predictions for 2017. Regarding the cloud, 2017 will be “partly cloudy.” [This might be another supercomputing prediction but…] Inside HPC reports that China will develop an exascale computer by the end of 2017. [And … Continue reading

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The Five Best Small Features in Pointwise Version 18

From the 2016 Q4 issue of The Connector: When you think of Pointwise Version 18, the first things that come to mind are the big, powerful features like unstructured quadrilateral surface meshing, unstructured hexahedral layer extrusion in the anisotropic tetrahedral … Continue reading

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Who Does Pan, Zoom, and Rotate The Best?

This can’t get much simpler. Which software product has the most intuitive 3-D pan, zoom, and rotate tools, in your opinion? Help us by taking this one-question survey here.    

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This Week in CFD

*** Lucky Friday the 13th Edition *** Software Tecplot released Tecplot 360 2017 for CFD visualization including a Python API. You can read more about PyTecplot on the company’s blog. OpenVSP 3.10.0, the parametric aircraft geometry tool, was released. Looking … Continue reading

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I’m Luiz Fernando Silva and This Is How I Mesh

I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I am the eldest of three boys. We lived in the north region of the city, called Tijuca, which is very close to America’s largest urban forest, Tijuca’s Forest. … Continue reading

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Rotorcraft Hub Wake Analysis Using Overset Meshes

From the 2016 Q4 issue of The Connector: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory share an overview of their ongoing work involving overset grid CFD simulations of an incompressible rotorcraft hub they performed using the overset meshing tools … Continue reading

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