This week’s CFD news begins with a new entrant in the commercial CFD software field, Azore CFD. I hope our academic readers will read and comment on an article about requirements for CFD software for academic use. And although applied CFD is associated with things that fly, it’s not usually applied to chickens and pigeons. Shown here is a portion of a mesh generated for an advanced oil cooler designed in nTop with CFD done with CFX, an application article that you will enjoy reading.
- Azore CFD was launched earlier this week for applications from HVAC to pollution control and heat exchangers. The software is licensed on a monthly subscription plan with reduced rates to support the software’s launch including free use of the basic plan through October 2020.
- Airshaper provides a bit of context as to where their software fits into the larger world of CFD. [In which we read that CFD does not stand for crunchy fried donuts.] [I’m getting a bit of deja vu that I’ve shared this article before.]
- FlowVision 3.12.01 was released with many new features including “very viscous flow” and a new icing model.
- Particle in Cell updated CTSP, the Contamination Transport Simulation Program.
- ParaView 5.8.1 was released.
- DEVELOP3D reviewed ANSYS Discovery 2021 and came away impressed. “What you also get is a far deeper understanding of the behaviour of a product – the kind of understanding typically associated with more traditional, tried-and-tested simulation tools.” [In which we also read that “only perverts and additive manufacturing vendors are going to pretend that anyone in real life would take results from a topology optimisation routine and manufacture their product straight off.” I spent too much time thinking about the implications.]
- The NAFEMS World Congress 2021 will be a hybrid event on 14-18 June with the in-person portion being held in Salzburg, Austria. The call for papers is open and your abstract is due by 03 Nov 2020.
- Just in case you’re wondering, I’ve still heard nothing official about whether the Overset Grid Symposium will be held this autumn as planned.
- The American Modelica Conference 2020 will be held virtually on 22-24 September.
- ANSYS was named to Fast Company’s list of best workplaces for innovators.
- Cambridge Flow Solutions seeks to hire a CAE software developer.
- The Dyndrite geometry kernel is going to be used by HP for their digital manufacturing solutions.
- I would very much appreciate it if readers from academia would peruse this list of 10 crucial parameters to check before committing to a CFD software for academia (#2 limitations including 500,000 grid points or less) and share your opinions here or on the LinkedIn post.
- The University of Bristol has a PhD studentship in the area of aerodynamics and aeroacoustics of distributed propulsion.
- Siemens Digital Industries Software has an opening for a portfolio development executive for the aerospace, defense, and marine markets.
- HPE will be retaining the Cray brand.
- HPCwire is accepting nominations for their Readers Choice Awards.
- PTC‘s Q3 revenue growth of 19% indicates it could end the year up 14% according to Monica Schnitger.
- mesh independence when simulating ventilation in a parking garage.
- simulation of whether a helicopter’s rotorwash could’ve circulated pigeon droppings into a hospital’s ventilation system resulting in patient infections.
- finding hot spots in your outdoor grill. [CFD will not make me a better chef.]
- a fuel-cooled oiler cooler with an advanced design by nTopology and CFD by CFX. [This is a very cool application, pardon the pun.]
- a superyacht.
- fluid-structure-acoustic simulation in parallel.
- home air purifiers.
- the architecture of public spaces.
Applied CFD Featuring Pointwise
- Influence of the turbulence model on flow in a blood pump
- Heat transfer of wire-wrapped nuclear fuel rod bundles
- A purpose-built, automatic mesh generation system for aircraft
To love mesh generation one must love geometry. And I’d hope that a lover of the mathematics of geometry would also love the art of geometry. Fortunately, there’s a nexus of geometric art in Dallas, the Museum of Geometry and MADI Art. One work from their collection that has a strong unstructured mesh vibe is Gregory Dubus‘ Resiste Small (shown below).