This week’s roundup of CFD news includes a major announcement about the SU2 flow solver, a “save the date” notice for an upcoming CFD workshop, a very interesting job opportunity, and more.
- SU2 v6.0 Falcon, the latest major release of the open source CFD solver, was released.
- Also from SU2 comes the SU2 International Developers Society which has been created to foster on-going development of the code. Membership is free.
- ANSYS Discovery Live has moved from technology preview to production release.
- OpenMDAO 2.2.0 was released for multi-disciplinary design optimization.
- OverViz Suite 2.2.1 was released by EsGee Technologies including the VizFlow solver.
- Beta CAE released v17.1.4 of their software suite.
- The 2nd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop is planned for the weekend prior to AIAA SciTech 2019 in San Diego. More details, including the workshop’s test cases, will be announced soon.
- DLR seeks to hire a Software Engineer CFD to develop a multi-disciplinary simulation framework for aircraft design. This work is related to the recently announced collaboration between DLR, ONERA, and and Airbus.
- In the 7 stages of a typical CFD simulation we read “Meshing is one of the most important aspects for any CFD simulation.”
- Digital Engineering shares the first of a two-part series on the pairing of Femap with NX Nastran.
- For those of you who love boats, Emirates Team New Zealand revealed via video animation their new America’s Cup concept yacht, the AC75.
- Visualizing Data shared their best of the visualization web for December 2017.
- In this blast from the past you can read about NASA’s drag reduction work on tractor-trailer rigs performed in the 1970s.
The world recently lost painter Jack Whitten, an artist whose work is relatively unknown, an artist who continually evolved his style throughout his entire life. He explored the evolution of abstract painting and about his own work said that each painting is in the act of evolving.
Grids are in the act of evolving too. Whitten’s crushed grid could evolve through application of an elliptic PDE technique. Or it could be a grid evolving through adaptation where the intermediate (and even final) results appear visually chaotic. Or it could be how the entire science of meshing is evolving.
And on a lighter note, Aerospace Engineers Warn First-Grader’s Design for Spaceship Completely Unsafe