This Week in CFD

su26_hl_crm_03This 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. 



NASA High Lift CRM Simulation computed in SU2. Image from See link above.


  • 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.”



The Femap UI. Image from Digital Engineering. See link below.


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.


Jack Whitten, Crushed Grid, 2013. source

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

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