And here is the first issue of This Week in CFD for the new year. Some applications of CFD (including the Image of the Week for an overset simulation), event updates, and some interesting software work at Los Alamos to enable exascale computing. The application of the week (shown here) is a injection of sauce into gelato computed using STAR-CCM+. (I mean, c’mon – it’s sweet, wonderful gelato.)
- Enjoy this video from Siemens of my application of the week: making better gelato with CFD.
- CFD for passenger ferry propulsion systems.
- CFD for Jaguar fancy cars. See image below.
- CFD for metal additive manufacturing (by Flow Science).
- CFD for net zero energy buildings by 2050 (with SimScale).
- Simulation for prostheses for leg injuries from skiing (from Siemens). There’s a nice video of the process. [Lesson learned: don’t ski.]
- By acquiring Arena Solutions, PTC can deliver CAD and PLM as a service with the combination of Onshape and Arena PLM.
- Congratulations to Prof. Spencer Sherwin for being awarded the Prandtl Medal for his research including development of Nektar, a high-order, hp-element CFD code.
- From Mentor Graphics, to “Mentor, a Siemens Company” to Siemens EDA.
- Join the CFD 2030 Integration Committee at AIAA SciTech next week for a technical session and panel discussion on grand challenge problems for benchmarking technical progress toward the 2030 vision.
- For some background on these grand challenge problems, watch the video recording of the Forum 360 on grand challenges from AIAA Aviation 2020.
- AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 (9-11 Aug, Denver) is accepting abstracts with a due date of 11 February.
- CHT-21, the 8th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, will take place in Rio de Janeiro on 15-19 Aug 2021. Abstracts are due soon: 17 Jan.
- Read our recent case study about mesh adaptation for turbomachinery applications.
- Watch our recent webinar about running a high-fidelity CFD simulation in just minutes for aerodynamics applications.
- We have two open summer internships and one open Applications Engineer position.
- Pointwise will be well represented at AIAA SciTech beginning next week with a technical paper on adaptation and several presentations at CFD workshops for which we provided the meshes.
- Have you heard about our free mesh viewing software?
- Cognite announced a collaboration with WindSim in which the latter’s CFD technology for wind farms will be integrated with the former’s data fusion tech.
- At Los Alamos National Lab they’ve developed software called Legion to determine which tasks in other software can be performed in parallel and how they can be best performed in parallel. The goal is to automate some of the work involved in porting applications to exascale systems. [In which we read that supercomputing applications are “essentially souped-up versions of phone apps.”]
- CoFEA is an open-source initiative for “cooperative FEA.”
- What is George Gabriel Navier-Stokes Problem in HPC? [If you know after reading this, please share.]
- Know more about the various aspects of aerodynamics in automotive engineering. [Not after reading this you won’t.]
Thanks to alert reader Antoine, we can all shop online for faceted animals, both wall mounted and floor standing, made from pre-cut and folded paper that you glue together yourself. All from Papertrophy.
P.S. “Facet Animals” would be a great name for a rock band.