For reasons I can’t explain, I’m really excited and energetic today about CFD and work in general. Is it because of summer? Start of the Olympics? Being three months in to our new relationship with Cadence and Numeca and really starting to gain traction on cool new CFD stuff? Compiling this week’s CFD news didn’t harsh my buzz either. There are a lot of good CFD jobs open for those of you looking for something new. A couple of big events with lots of CFD and meshing are happening in the next few weeks. Plus all the other news and some fun(ny) stuff too. Shown here is a cool oil flow visualization of a wing from FYFD. If you aren’t reading FYFD, you should be.
Next week’s 16th U.S. National Conference on Computational Mechanics features two minisymposia that are near and dear to my heart. First is the Symposium on Trends in Unstructured Mesh Generation (aka MeshTrends). Second is Industrial Applications of IGA (isogeometric analysis) at which I’ll be presenting an overview of the CFD Vision 2030. There’s still time to register for this virtual event.
CFD for Aston Martin’s first SUV. [This website has enough ads and flashy things that it makes MySpace look like Google’s home page by comparison.]
Check out this case study of a slender marine vessel that’s stabilized against roll-over in high cross-winds.
You can still register and watch the recorded sessions, including the keynotes and CFD presentations, from CadenceLIVE Americas for free.
For those looking for new opportunities:
- Cadence in Fort Worth (nee Pointwise)
- Cadence in Belgium (nee Numeca)
- Cadence in India
- Flow Science
CFD for generating downforce on the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing.
Coming up next month (August) online is AIAA Aviation which is always chock full of great CFD stuff. [My father only drank Chock Full o’ Nuts brand coffee so every time I use that phrase I think of him and that yellow and black can.] I’ll highlight a few events here.
- Technical Panel: The Impact of Physical Modeling on CFD Capabilities
- Mon 02 Aug at 1pm eastern: Panelists include Brian Smith, Florian Menter, Oriol Lehmkhul, Venkat Raman, and Meelan Choudhari. Sponsored by CFD 2030 Integration Committee.
- Technical Paper: CFD Vision 2030 Road Map: Progress and Perspectives
- Tue 03 Aug at 1pm eastern: This paper summarizes the CFD 2030 IC’s first formal assessment of progress toward the Vision.
- Technical Paper: Boundary Representation Tolerance Impacts on Mesh Generation and Adaptation
- Tue 03 Aug at 2:30p eastern: The title is pretty self-explanatory and the authors are Mike Park (NASA), Bob Haimes (MIT), Nick Wyman (Cadence), Pat Baker (Cadence), and Adrien Loiselle (INRIA).
CFD for big hole technology. That’s right. Big. Hole. Technology. For motorcycles. With a big hole.
If you’re not aware of NASA’s Advanced Modeling and Simulation (AMS) seminars and the online archive of recorded seminars, you are now.
CFD for multiphase simulation of a deaerator. [I had no idea such things existed. They removed dissolved oxygen from boiler feedwater that might otherwise corrode the boiler over time.]
The folks at CFD Support shared their list of open-source software for CAE. [Semtex had me a little worried at first.]
CFD for sail-powered cargo ships.
Interested in Electromagnetic Interference and Thermal Analysis of Electronic Systems? Have I got an e-book for you.
There’s still time to register for CadenceCONNECT Aerospace & Defense Systems Day on 28 July when you’ll learn about all the latest tools and techniques including CFD.
ESI OpenCFD released OpenFOAM v2106.
The OpenFOAM Foundation released OpenFOAM 9.
Retopology is a fancy word meaning coarsening a mesh. Good thing this Complete Intro Guide for Beginners was available.
Why fluid dynamics matters to football. [No, the other one: futbol.]
Sigmetrix released CETOL 6σ Version 11.0 for tolerance analysis.
CFD for the McLaren 720S GT3X, a fast car.
What does Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night have to do with fluid dynamics and turbulence? Science tells us his depictions of light and atmosphere are remarkably close approximations to Kolmogorov’s ideas of energy in a turbulent fluid.
P.S. As you may have notice, I was having a bit of trouble with WordPress’ twitchy text selection for setting hyperlinks. They all still work, just with more or less of the relevant text than I would’ve wanted. And I was too lazy to go back and edit.