- ADS CFD recently introduced mesh diagnostics.
- CONSELF 2.9 (browser-based CFD) includes updated meshing and more.
- Siemens PLM released STAR-CCM+ v12.04 which includes Design Manager, a new capability for exploring and simulating multiple variations of a design.
- Hanley Innovations released Stallion 3D Version 5.0.
- Every drag count counts. Decreasing drag on an electric car by 10% increases its range by 5%.
- Developing CFD Models to Evaluate Available Energy in Exhaust Systems of Diesel Light-Duty Vehicles
- Autodesk Simulation 2017 shared a video on their surface wrapping capability.
- CEI announced EnVision, a free 3D viewer for EnSight.
News from Pointwise
- At AIAA Propulsion and Energy, you’ll find Pointwise in the exhibit hall and in several technical presentations on mesh adaption, nozzle aerodynamics, and the recently completed Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop. All the details are on our website at www.pointwise.com/aiaa-propulsion.
- Pointwise will be in College Park, Maryland in August for a 1-day workshop on Efficient Meshing. Register today before this free event fills up.
Reading, Reading, and More Reading
- [My choice for must read of the week is:] How Disney animated the ocean in Moana using software they call Splash (a Houdini plug-in).
- Good weekend reading: Design of an Axisymmetric Afterbody Test Case for CFD Validation.
- Open science and open software. Read about the implications for reproducibility from the choice of license used to distribute scientific software.
- The proceedings of the 17th FLOW-3D European Users Conference are now available online.
- Presentations from the Materialise World Summit 2017 are now online.
- Best of the visualization web for April 2017.
- An article [opinion piece?] in Design World on the democratization of CFD says ” the biggest impact on democratization will come from PLM-enabled CAD-embedded CFD, cloud deployment, and user experience being front and central to code design.”
- And here’s more on CFD as applied to data center optimization.
- CFD for studying blast effects on helmeted soldiers.
- ANSYS is now listed on the S&P 500 Index.
- NAFEMS and Digital Engineering magazine have announced The Conference on Advancing Analysis and Simulation in Engineering (CAASE). The inaugural even will be held in Cleveland [my hometown] on 5-7 June 2018.
- You have until 15 July to submit an abstract for the CAESES European Users’ Meeting.
- Are you new to programming and Unix? Or do you know someone who is? Maybe they should take a look at The Unix Workbench, a new book by Sean Kross on the topic that’s freely available online.
My Mesh is Slipping Away
Alert Twitter follower @Vincent_Lab saw a sculpture in South Kensington outside the office of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and was kind enough to think of us. After a bit of research (and emails from the RBS – thank you) I learned that the work is by a fellow of the society, Joseph Hillier. This piece, Breathe, is part of his Digitalrendition exhibition.
According to the exhibit’s website, “The works in this exhibition are a poignant analysis of humanity’s relationship to our new world of ephemeral data structures and their reconfiguration of time and space. It is Hillier’s way of holding onto and making physical some of the visual information around us which is continually slipping away.”
P.S. Here’s wishing my fellow citizens a happy Independence Day weekend.
P.S. P.S. After a final-read through of this post I see the headings don’t really relate to each section’s content reminding me of the common clause in legal agreements “The section headings contained in this agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this agreement.”
P.S. P.S. P.S. This proves I read too many legal agreements.