News & Views
- Aviation Week and AIAA have identified this year’s 20 Twenties, outstanding students who are emerging as aerospace leaders. [Is your alma mater represented?]
- DEVELOP3D shares more information about the photo-realistic simulation images from STAR-CCM+.
- Visualizing Data presents their best of the visualization web for January 2017.
- Moldex3D R 15.0 was released with new meshing capabilities (including automatic hex meshing for runners), a streamlined workflow, updated physical models, and more.
- DEVELOP3D shares their thoughts on this new Moldex3D release.
- NASA’s Software Catalog has been updated to the 2017-2018 version and includes free and other-than-free software, a lot in CFD. A simple search for “CFD” yielded 35 results.
- New to me is GFSSP, the Generalized Fluid System Simulation Program.
- simFlow 3.1 was released. This OpenFOAM-based CFD solver is available for Windows and Linux in both free and commercial versions. This new version includes new HPC capabilities and new physical models.
- Animated stream lines are coming in ParaView 5.3.
- Beta CAE released v17.1.0 of their software suite.
- Altair released HyperWorks 2017, their “platform for innovation.” New capabilities in this software are too numerous to mention so I’ll focus on one: an improved shrink-wrap mesher for CFD. See image below.
- Coming this summer, the 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop.
- The COMSOL Conference 2017 Boston will be held on 4-6 October. The call for papers is open and abstracts are due by 30 June.
- The Moldex3D Users’ Meeting 2017 – North America will be held 4-5 May in Plymouth, Michigan.
Art of the Grid
Without preamble, here’s a grid-like painting by Dan Walsh. The more I search, the more grid/mesh motifs I can find in painting. [So much for no preamble.]
Bonus: MIT Technology Review’s 10 breakthrough technologies for 2017 [mesh generation not included] does include “Botnets of Things,” the eyepatch-wearing evil twin of the Internet of Things.