Lots of good and longish reads are included in this week’s rundown of CFD news. One of these longish articles shares the results of Engineering.com’s Test and Simulation Survey. For you programmers is an article about whether object-oriented programming is just a horrible mistake. Shown here is an image of a video wall of a simulation of fundamental turbulent flow behavior done at Imperial College.
- Join Pointwise in Germany later this year for two industry-focused workshops.
- The International TwinMesh Users Summit 2019 will be held in Vicenza, Italy on 28-29 October.
- Physna raised nearly $7 million to launch its quest to be the “Google of 3-D models.” [I suppose that’s better than being “like Uber but for 3-D models.”]
- Beta CAE released v20.0.0 of its software suite.
- FEATool Multiphysics 1.11 includes a fluid-structure interaction solver.
- Researchers at Imperial College have solved a fundamental problem in turbulence modeling. [But I’ll be damned if I can figure it out from this news piece. I could’ve read the journal article but I’ll leave that to you.]
Jobs & Award
- Blue Origin seeks to hire an aerodynamics engineer.
- Tata Technologies has an opening for a senior engineer/technical lead – CFD.
- Airbus wants to hire a PhD for work on boundary layer ingestion.
- You have until 31 August to submit your entry for the FloEFD Frontloading CFD Award.
- Is object-oriented programming a trillion dollar disaster?
- 70% of poll respondents say they’re willing to travel in a pilotless aircraft. [I have too many trust issues for that.]
- Have you see the Delaunay triangulation of a ping-pong ball’s trajectory?
- The SolidWorks blog shares 3 reasons why cloud-based simulation is the future. #2 Real-time collaboration.
- Engineering.com published the results of their Test and Simulation Survey. While cloud-based simulation may be our future, 78.9% of survey respondents indicate that simulations are run on their local workstation.
- Visualizing Data shares their best of the visualization web for May 2019.
Is a grid the lines or the facets?
Sometimes a grid is both a wall and a window. A perfect example is the Aspen Art Museum (shown below). Architect Shigeru Ban strove to harmonize the building with its surroundings. The result is a seemingly simple profile that engages both from views in and views out.
Double Bonus: What fraction of the square is shaded? See the link in the image’s caption for the answer.