This Week in CFD

This week’s compilation of CFD news is highly image-oriented which might make it easier to read and maybe more enjoyable. But don’t skip over the event news, several CFD jobs, mesh generation resources, and your assigned reading for hypersonics. Shown here is a teaser for the image of the week and you’ll never guess what is melting here.

Cadence’s Dr. Charles Hirsch is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at this July’s 2022 Symposium on Turbulence Modeling: Roadblocks, and the Potential for Machine Learning (in person, 27-29 July, Suffolk, VA).

I encourage you to read Realizing the Vision of CFD in 2030 in IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering (Vol 24 Iss 1).

Here’s Visualizing Data’s best of the visualization web for Nov 2021.

Upstream CFD seeks to hire a CFD Workflows Owner. [Interesting job title.]

The Brazilian Congress on CFD 2022 is scheduled for 20-22 July in Campinas. Abstracts are due 10 April. [All errors are my translation errors.]

I participated in several NASA conferences on mesh generation back in the 80s but this one from 1980, Numerical Grid Generation Techniques, is before my time, even though we have a hardcopy of the original proceedings in the office.

NVIDIA introduced the Hopper GPU architecture. [The Navy Admiral, not the TV device.]

Screen cap from a video about FieldView’s new auto partitioner which, as the name implies, automatically partitions your data on the fly at run time.

Speaking of FieldView and ICYMI, FieldView CFD has merged with Tecplot. (This is a rather minor change considering that Intelligent Light spun off FieldView CFD to Vela which is Tecplot’s parent company and now FieldView has been brought organizationally into Tecplot. Same people, same products.)

Want to learn about hypersonics? Here’s a starter set of literature.

The Cadence CFD team in Fort Worth has several job openings for folks who love applied meshing and CFD.

IMAGE OF THE WEEK: Researchers at Sandia National Lab simulated melting a diamond on the Summit supercomputer. Image from Sandia via

Honda’s HALO facility is the world’s most advanced wind tunnel. [Is it?]

I’ve seen a lot of paintings in my time that utilize the mesh or grid motif. And plenty of those works include unstructured triangles. But Bridget Riley’s Straight Curve shown below is the first one I’ve seen that looks like a diagonalized structured grid like the ones we create in our software. And the visual effect of curvature from simple linear triangles is wonderful. For more about Riley, see her webpage at the Tate.

Bridget Riley, Straight Curve, 1963. source

Bonus: When driving on a rainy day, have you ever wondered why some droplets on your car windows go up while others go down?

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