It’s time to start meshing for the 2nd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop and time to submit your abstract for the Pointwise User Group Meeting. Other news this week includes the PTC/ANSYS collaboration and much more. And how do fantasies factor in?
- The 2nd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop (GMGW-2) will be held 5-6 January 2019 in San Diego. This is the weekend prior to AIAA SciTech.
- GMGW-2 will consist of several events.
- Case 1: Exascale Meshing of the HL-CRM. This case is designed to be stress test of our software and processes for generating a 31 billion cell mesh (or as big as you can make).
- Case 2: GMGW-1 Remeshing of the HL-CRM. For those who missed GMGW-1, Case 2 involves repeating the GMGW-1 exercise to collect more data on the current state of the art. Also, GMGW-1 participants may repeat this exercise in order to assess the level of improvement in their tools and processes.
- Case 3: OPAM-1 Parametric Remeshing. Intended to mimic the application of meshing within a design environment, this case involves generating a suite of meshes for an aircraft configuration subject to changing design parameters.
- Special Presentation: The NASA HL-CRM Wind Tunnel Model – A Geometry-Handling Perspective. Taking a forward look at GMGW-3 and the 4th AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop (HiLiftPW-4), this presentation shares details about the geometry model of the HL-CRM wind tunnel model which is much more complex than the model used for GMGW-1.
- Mini-symposium: Mesh Effects on CFD Flow Solutions. Planned for Sunday afternoon and kicked off with a presentation or two, this mini-symposium is intended to help plan the workshop challenges for GMGW-3 and HiLiftPW-4 such that the data collected allows quantitative conclusions to be drawn about how the mesh effects CFD solution convergence and accuracy.
- Participants should begin by sending their Intent to Participate (a link to which can be found on the workshop’s website).
- AIAA will open formal registration for GMGW-2 later this summer. You still have to register with AIAA even after sending your Intent to Participate.
- The mini-symposium on Sunday afternoon can be attended without registering (i.e. paying) for GMGW-2.
CFD Fantasy #1
CFD Fantasy #2
Meshing News from Pointwise
- [Was tempted to use the header “CFD Fantasy #3” here.]
- Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018, 14-15 November, Fort Worth
- Attendee registration is now open.
- Call for Presentations is open until 13 July.
- Our research proposal for providing geometry model access and evaluation capabilities for CFD flow solvers was selected by the U.S. Air Force for negotiation.
- Several of us will be at AIAA Aviation next week in Atlanta, presenting a technical paper, answering questions in the exhibit hall, and just meeting people. If you see us, say hello.
- ICYMI, the results of our Mesh Generation and CAD Interoperability Survey are available for your perusal. I’d like to know what you find surprising in the results.
- Esteco’s modeFrontier Release 2018 | Summer is now available.
- ParaView 5.5.2 is now available.
- Via Develop3d, PTC announced plans to integrate ANSYS Discover Live with Creo for “simulation at the speed of design.” [My phrase. Feel free to use royalty free.]
News & Applications
- I like how from time to time the GrabCAD blog shares information not related to CAD. In this case, 5 mistakes new engineers should avoid. #2 Don’t Accept Data on Face Value [or as I say, believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see].
- Exa shares thoughts on the aerodynamics of electric vehicles (part 1 of 2) which seems to related to both the differences of packaging an electric motor relative to an internal combustion engine versus consumer styling preferences. [I also learned that the underbody of electric vehicles is smooth.]
- Bjarne Stroustrup warns of coming insanity in C++, the language he invented.
- How a pump was repaired with reverse engineering and CFD.
- How to simplify a geometry model for simulation (from FEA for All).
- Digital Engineering asks how 5G cellular networks will impact engineering.
Light, Kinematics, and Color
Definitely no parallels to CFD or fluids here and making a mesh analogy would be a stretch. Yet I’m willing to bet you had the same sense of deja vu when you first looked at Chris Wood’s Fair and Square (below) – we’ve all seen CFD graphics that look very much like this.
As first seen by me on Colossal, Wood works with dichroic glass panels. I had to look that up; dichroic means showing different colors when viewed from different directions. And maybe the tie-in to CFD is that dichroic glass was invented by NASA. When placed against a white background and illuminated the ephemeral becomes visible, to use the artist’s words.
See more of these works at her website, chriswoodlight.art.