It seems this week that CFD stands for Covid-19 Fueled Disarray. But enough of that. Even though this week’s CFD news is a tad light, there are several really cool grid pictures. Shown here is a model of the lungs for CFD simulation from the University of Cypress.
- Save the date: the NAFEMS World Congress 2021 will be held in Salzburg, Austria on 14-18 June. The call for papers has not yet opened.
- Rescheduled: the FLOW-3D World Users Conference has been rescheduled to 7-9 June 2021 in Munich.
- Congrats to ANSYS’ CTO for being named to HPCwire’s list of people to watch in 2020.
- While we’re on the topic of people, here’s an article about Virginia Tech’s role in the space program.
- The Computational Science Lab at the University of Cypress is developing CFD capabilities for the human respiratory system.
- Pointwise is a proud sponsor of the ASSESS Congress 2020.
- ICYMI, here are the results from our recent survey on Mesh Types.
- battery packs for electric race cars.
- swim goggles.
- soot emissions.
- dry cooling of thermal power plants.
- attic cooling.
Mesh Generative Art
Some believe abstract art is outside the realm of technology. Some believe (perhaps rightly) that I am predisposed to see meshes everywhere. Thomas Lin Pederson‘s generative art is the counterargument to both those positions. The self-proclaimed “data imaginist” and computational biologist now creates generative art using tools he develops for R. Here’s what he wrote about his process: “the sweet spot of generative art lies in creating a system that you know well enough to set it up for success, but is so complex that you still get surprised when you see the result.” Not only am I surprised by his results, I’m very much pleased with them, especially those with a mesh motif as unfold08 shown below.