Lucky “Friday the 13th” Edition
- ICYMI, Digital Engineering featured the article Removing the Meshing Bottleneck in which they list seven avenues of development for simulation software that seem to be pursued by many software vendors. #4 Solution adaptation. [Full disclosure: I am quoted in that article.]
- ANSYS AIM 18.2 features time-dependent flows and discrete particle modeling.
- New features coming in 2017 Q4 to COMSOL Multiphysics 5.3a include turbulent inlets, coupled plasma, and 3D Connexion device support.
- With all the recent news involving Lattice-Boltzmann CFD codes, I’ve just learned about a code I hadn’t heard of before: ProLB.
- Not a CFD job: Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks candidates for the Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Endowed Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
- ENGYS seeks to hire a CFD engineer.
- It looks like DNV GL’s new Virtual Trial CFD tool is a highly automated, cloud based, RANS solver for hull designs. See image above.
- A Verification and Validation Study of CFD Simulations for the Flow Around a Tug (registration required)
- CFD contributed to the development of Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan engine for the FAA’s environmentally-friendly aircraft program.
- CFD influenced the design of Kabuto Aeroblade-5 motorcycle helmet.
- Our friends at Intelligent Light are featured in this article on CFD in Formula 1.
- The long list of entries for the 2017 Information is Beautiful Awards have been posted with winners to be announced 28 November. Be sure to checkout the Science and Tech category. Our CFD results should be so beautiful.
- What’s the role of science blogs? [Of which, this is not.]
- Watch our recorded webinar, Toward Mesh Adaptation.
- Meet us in Stuttgart in early December for the Pointwise Meshing Technology Conference.
OK, so maybe the mesh itself isn’t all that warped but the effect of these floor tiles from Casa Ceramica will certainly give the effect of a warped floor. Let the walking hilarity ensue. They’re “eating their own dogfood” as the expression goes by installing this in their studio. I wonder if it helps or hinders walk-in traffic? As originally seen on Colossal. Inquiries have been sent for pricing.
Bonus: Grid Poems, a book of poetry in which poems are arranged in a 3×3 array of lines such that different meanings result depending on whether you read left to right or top to bottom. The poetry is coupled with grid-like, discrete illustrations to further enhance the effect. [I entered the contest for a free copy. Did not win.]