This week’s news includes a long-ish read about recommendations for the “model-based enterprise” and several events to add to your CFD calendar for later this year. And among the many applications of CFD is this crosswind solution from MSC’s announcement of CoSim.
News & Software
- ASME published the ASME Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Recommendation Report with a goal to “guide initial activities, direction, and priorities of MBE Subcommittees and relevant standards.”
- CCE released EnSuite 2019, their geometry model viewing and translating software.
- MSC CoSim was launched to provide a framework for easily performing multi-disciplinary simulations within MSC’s suite of products. Read more at MSC’s website. [The applications displayed there are pretty cool.]
- Our friends at ANSYS seem to have had an outstanding 2018 Q4 with revenue of $415 million and profit of $153 million. [To put that in perspective, this article claims that Apple’s daily profit is $127 million. Stew on that for a minute.]
- The ASME – JSME – KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2019 (aka AJK Fluids) will be held 28 July – 01 August in San Francisco. Your “presentation only” abstract is due by 14 April.
- The FLOW-3D European Users Conference 2019 will be held in Milan on 3-5 June. The call for abstracts is open with a due date of 19 April.
- The OpenFOAM Workshop 2019 is being held in Duisburg, Germany on 23-26 July. Abstracts are due by 26 April.
- ENGYS has an opening for a sales engineer.
- Coreform has several open positions including FEA researcher and computer graphics/mesh processing expert.
- Pointwise has an opening for a technical support engineer.
- The Vandal One R race car.
- NASCAR. “So in some ways, it’s more complex to model fluid dynamics with stock cars, but with fewer wings and aerodynamic components on the stock cars themselves, F1 and NASCAR are just as complex as each other.”
- Nebulizer masks.
- F-1 cars. Regarding the correlation between CFD and on-track performance, “it’s the biggest pain in the arse.”
- Engine inlet barrier filters.
- Laboratory ventilation.
Immersed in Mesh
Give a fashion designer 10,000 feet of blue rope and the help of design collective Numen and what do you get? At London’s Fashion Week you get The Tube, a woven installation through which visitors are encouraged to climb. Designer Anya Hindmarch has created a playful counterpoint to fashion week’s overt seriousness. First seen on Colossal.com.
Bonus: HBR wrote about the subtle stressors making women leave engineering. The article focuses on hard (technical) and soft (management, communication) skills in engineering and perceived bias that women are directed to the latter. I’d like to read our women readers’ reactions to this article in the comments below.