If we can do design without CAD, what does that acronym even mean? Lifecycle Insights delves into this topic in an article from last year. In other CFD news, Altair’s AcuSolve got a 6x performance boost from GPUs. And join Pointwise next week for a live Q&A on meshing. This and all the CFD news of the past week is here as is this Simscale CFD simulation of London’s wind.
- Starfish is an open-source, 2D code for plasma modeling from Particle In Cell.
- ENGYS released HELYX v3.2.1.
- modeFrontier Release 2020 is now available.
- Mesh Generation Foundations, our online training course on the Pointwise software, is available at no cost through April.
- Our latest case study describes how robust mesh generation facilitates the simulation of ice accumulation on UAVs.
- We’ll be doing a live Q&A next Tuesday during which you can ask us anything about meshing.
- The 3rd Brazillian Congress on CFD has been postponed to 2021.
- ISC High Performance has been changed to an online event.
- From OpenVSP, the parametric aircraft geometry tool.
- modular cartridge seals.
- wind microclimate guidelines in the city of London.
- Mazda’s Nagare concept car.
- unmanned underwater vehicles.
- While not CFD, additive manufacturing requires some new approaches to design. In this article from Teton Simulation, we learn that topology optimization has to account for the particular type of AM to be used.
- Lifecycle Insights asks whether we can skip CAD in design. [Have you heard the phrase “the tyranny of CAD”?]
- Did you know there’s a mesh generation Wikipedia page? What do you think of it in terms of accuracy and completeness? Now, while many folks are at home, would be a good time to contribute. [For the record, I created a Wikipedia account years ago but never bothered to learn how to edit pages.]
- From Visualizing Data comes the best of the visualization web for January 2020.
Celebrating Geometric Abstraction
I like learning about new (to me) artists. Odili Donald Odita, Nigerian born, Philadelphia based, is one of those new artists. I can’t recall whether I read about him in the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times. Regardless, his geometric abstractions got my attention.
But what kept my attention was his use of color and how color is inextricably tied to shape. In Divide (shown below) that flatness of the colors is activated by the arrangement of the abstract geometry with what appears to my eye as a continuous waterfall motion, unarrested by the horizontal gray bands. Odita said about color that it has “the possibility of mirroring the complexity of the world as much as it has the potential for being distinct.”
Holiday Greetings: Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those celebrating.