All Things ANSYS
- I doubt anyone will argue that the biggest CFD news item this week was ANSYS’ launch of ANSYS Discovery Live, a new product line 3-years in the making (launched as a “technology preview”) that promises “real-time” simulation. The product combines SpaceClaim’s user interface, with new solvers for FEA and CFD developed specifically for GPU.
- In other ANSYS news, here’s a blog post about the integration of EnSight into the ANSYS family.
- A blog post on 10 things to consider when creating a mesh for CFD analysis [with ANSYS seems to be implied]. #10 Minor changes in [near wall cell] growth setting can have a large impact on your volume mesh cell count.
- ICYMI, Tim Tautges (Siemens PLM) and I reviewed two mesh generation texts in SIAM Review. If you’re not a SIAM member, you can read the review online here.
- Join us in Daejeon, South Korea on 16 October 2017 for a workshop on Efficient Meshing with Pointwise. The workshop is free but registration is required.
- On 4-5 December in Stuttgart, Germany we will be hosting the Pointwise Meshing Technology Conference, a deep dive into the methods and techniques used in our software. The conference is free but registration is required.
News of Various Types
- Our friends at Branch Technology took 1st prize and $250,000 in NASA’s 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge.
- Is democratization the key to reigniting the revolution in CAE simulation? A worthwhile read from ENGINEERING.com.
- In case you haven’t heard, the 2017 AIAA Space Forum next week in Orlando has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
- Advanced VTOL Technologies seeks to hire a CFD engineer in Melbourne.
- MantiumFlow is a [new to me] CFD package that’s built around OpenFOAM.
Applications & Computing
- EuroEXA is a 16-nation EU project to deliver exascale computing capability.
- CFD was used to update the HVAC system in London’s natural history museum.
- The University of Exeter has a new HPC system for running CFD.
- Surfboard fins are being optimized with CFD.
- Manage the heating of electronic devices using CFD.
- Streamlining racing bicycles using CFD.
Structured & Unstructured
Alert reader JP discovered two sculptures held in a private collection that represent both structured quadrilateral and unstructured (what looks like the Voronoi dual, actually) meshes.
Honda Syoryu is the artist who created the swirling structured grid below from woven bamboo, a medium he says is both incredibly pliable yet not completely controllable. You can read more about him at the TAI Modern website.
Sculptor Lino Tagliopietra is responsible for the glass vase shown in close-up detail below. Working almost exclusively in glass, this particular piece involves using a hand grinder to create the Voronoi-type effect seen here.