As we approach year’s end, the CFD news includes great news in the form of live events coming up next year. Plus there’s a lot of great (and rather large) visuals to share. And while I had hoped to clear my backlog of news, there’s plenty more to share next week. Shown here is a detailed view of the image of the week. No hints; you’ll have to click through to see what it is.
- The SIAM International Meshing Roundtable (23-26 Feb 2022) will be held entirely on-line and will not have a registration fee. Here’s an announcement with all the implications for going online.
- Cadence continues our long tradition of being a proud sponsor of the IMR.
- A fun part of the IMR is the meshing contest and this year’s geometry model is the iconic Seattle Space Needle (see below). [You’d think we’ve had enough of needles in 2021 but whatevs.]
- Did you hear that Philippe Spalart has joined Flexcompute as Director of Fluid Sciences?
- The Cray User Group meeting will be held in Monterey on 2-5 May 2022. The call for papers is open and abstracts are due 23 Jan 2022.
- The International Conference on CFD will be held in Hawaii on 11-15 July 2022. Abstracts are due 02 Feb. [This info is so fresh the website hasn’t been updated yet.]
- The NAFEMS Americas Regional Conference 2022 will be held on 21-23 June 2022 in Indianapolis. Cadence is a proud sponsor. Your abstract is due 15 January.
- Ben Gu, VP of R&D at Cadence [and my boss], shares his thoughts about Cadence’s expansion into CFD.
- Cadence is funding research at MIT and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville on adaptive meshes for high-speed flows.
- Here’s a case study on how Omnis Marine CFD helped save 5% on fuel through trim optimization.
- Our [in]famous Y+ Calculator app for iOS and Android is now decked out in Cadence livery so you’ll probably want to update. [I really want all my new EDA friends to download it regardless of whether they know what Y+ is.]
- I have not yet made time to read in detail ESI’s 3-year plan (“OneESI 2024 – Focus to Grow“) but according to Monica Schnitger, they’re off to a good start with Q3 total revenue up 11%.
- Here’s Visualizing Data’s best of the visualization web for June 2021.
- The Potential of Machine Learning to Enhance CFD [like I need more on my reading list].
- Singular Structured Hexahedral Grid [meshing for geologic configs like petroleum reservoir simulation]
- Predictions for Scientific Computing Fifty Years from Now [Adapted from a 1998 talk but when? 1998? 2008?]
- CADfix STL “Generate[s] high-quality watertight facets, from STEP or IGES CAD models.” And it’s free. Here’s a video overview.
- ICYMI, the Flashpoint automation suite in Cadence Pointwise Meshing V18.5 (launched last month) now includes automatic volume meshing and adds improvements to automatic surface meshing.
- COMSOL Multiphysics Version 6.0 was released.
- The Good: Bartosz Ciechanowski has created a webpage that’s both wonderfully interactive and highly informative. Enjoy Curves and Surfaces.
- The Bad: Why CAD Surface Geometry is Inexact
- The Ugly: Search “SHAPES WE LIVE WITH” on YouTube. I’d link to it directly but it’s a strong PG-13.
What’s the Sound of One Mesh Speaking?
Thanks to alert reader Ray, there’s still time to get this wifi speaker frame with unstructured mesh décor under the tree in time for Xmas. [I’m seriously thinking of getting this even though I don’t need it.]