The CFD news on this first day of December includes everything from the common cold to other things (about computational science) that are horrible. But don’t fret, there are a couple of ideas for your last-minute holiday shopping as well as CFD applications for (literally) planes, trains, automobiles and ships.
News of All Types
- This will make you think – 11 things in computational science that sound awesome but are actually horrible. #10 describe the mesh as defining the solution. [Finally, meshing for meshing’s sake.]
- The ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting will be held 15-20 July 2018 in Montreal. Abstracts are due in two weeks – 15 December.
- Numeca seeks to hire a grid generation engineer.
- If you haven’t seen Fastway’s timeline of CAD/CAE companies it’s worth a look. [And I’m not saying that because they added Pointwise.]
- Creating a 3D mesh from a single 2D image. [Seems like magic.]
- How do engineers find information? This research report from Engineering.com (registration required) includes a great deal of data such as this: 61% of young engineers use social medial but only 23% of them read trade publications.
New of the Pointwise Type
- The guest post by Drs. Urick and Marussig on why CAD geometry is inexact is proving to be quite popular. Maybe it’s because people didn’t know that the analytic solution to the intersection of two bicubics is a curve of degree 324.
- We’re excited to have a lot of people in transit right now to Stuttgart where they’ll host our Meshing Technology Conference next week on 4-5 December. We’ll be sharing the technical details of how we do structured, hybrid, and high-order meshing; how we work with complex geometry models; and we’ll share what we’ve learned about how meshing impacts the CFD process.
- If you can’t join us in Germany, join us online on 13 December for a webinar about The Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency. We meshed a marine propeller three ways and will report on convergence and accuracy of the CFD solution.
- WindSim and Windplanner have integrated their two systems.
- Simulia announced the release of XFlow CFD 2017x with geometry animation for fluid-structure interaction and more.
- Siemens NX 12 was released.
- MSC Nastran 2018.0 was released.
- And Meshmixer Version 3.3 was released.
Open Source News
- The 2nd Annual SU2 Developers Meeting is coming up on 18-19 December at Stanford University. You can register here. In addition to technical topics, plans for the SU2 Foundation will be discussed.
- Holzmann CFD is polling the community for input on their future direction. Take their survey and let them know what kind of OpenFOAM tutorials and training you’re interested in.
- fem4free appears to be an effort to promote the use of Code_Aster for German speakers.
- CFD Analysis in Advance of the NASA Juncture Flow Experiment
- The Journal of Petroleum Technology includes several articles about how CFD allows companies to “do more with less.”
- Virtual Reality techniques are being used to study 3-D flowfields at Syracuse University.
- It’s not clear exactly how CFD fits within this article the application of statistical process control to manufacturing, but it’s mentioned.
- CFD for surfboards.
- Very cool application of CFD to solve the problem of noise and vibration in a pump.
- CFD was applied to the problem of integrating the Brahmos missile with the Sukhoi-30 fighter.
- Can’t quite figure out this article’s headline, The Symmetry of Putting Fluid Dynamics in the Cloud, about cloud-based CFD provider Aeromines.
- Renault, Microsoft, CFD and Formula 1. [150 GB of CFD data produced per hour]
- Use of CFD for thermal management of automotive lighting was recognized by Mentor with the 2nd Annual FloEFD Frontloading CFD Award.
- All sorts of CFD for trains.
Wear Your Mesh on Your Sleeve
(And Everywhere Else for Modesty’s Sake)
The latest fashion news from SolidSmack features a triangular mesh fabric that can be 3-D printed. The designer is Devin Montes and the file is available for download.
Even better, tri mesh fabric is NOT included in Forbe’s list of ten things never to wear to work.
Bonus: Just in time for the holidays, FYFD opened an online store with all the gear a fluids freak could ever want.
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