This Week in CFD

The weekend is nigh and if you’re in the U.S. the long Memorial Day weekend beckons and if you work for a top 100 best place to work company the extra long weekend has already started. What better way to segue into R&R than with CFD. Two important reminders from us: CadenceLIVE in early June and a Fidelity CFD webinar toward the end of the month. There’s a compelling article on using the latest Mac for CFD. And all the usual suspects: software releases, applications, and more. The image shown here is a Fidelity CFD teaser for our live webinar coming up on 22 June.

The folks from Wildkatze share Higher Order Method Myths. #2 They are unstable and difficult to converge.

On the topic of high-order methods, take time for this video detailing the latest developments and plans for PyFR.

On 22 June you’re invited to join us for a live webinar about Fidelity CFD.

You’ve heard about Fidelity CFD, right? We launched it last month and Prof. Charles Hirsch and V.P. Ben Gu told you about it.

OnScale shares a bit about their meshing capabilities. They remind me of our work over the past several years on our Flashpoint automation capabilities beginning with surface meshing and then extended to volume meshing.

CFD for hydrographic survey vessels.

Our friends at Tech-Clarity ask for 10 minutes of your time to answer questions for their survey Product Data and Processes in the Cloud.

The first visible signs of the recently announced Cadence-McLaren sponsorship can be seen in this photo found by alert reader David in McLaren’s twitter feed. The crudely drawn red arrow points at the Cadence logo on the Formula 1 car in the pit during practice for this weekend’s Monaco GP. Our logo will also be on the Indy car at this weekend’s Indianapolis 500. Driver Daniel Ricciardo gave us a friendly welcome.

Changes keep coming to the Y+ Calculator app. Download and install today. Impress friends and family with your ability to compute the mesh spacing for a given Y+.

  • The web app has been moved to Same computations, different URL.
  • The mobile apps for iOS and Android have been refreshed.
  • The iOS app (and soon the Android app) has a new Fidelity-based logo.

Rescale shares how Boom Supersonic benefits from their cloud HPC simulation platform.

Sigmetrix released CETOL 6σ v11.2 which now includes thermal effects on mechanical variation.

Altair Simulation 2022 was released with what appears to be a lot of electronics gizmos and only a passing mention of CFD.

Learning Aerodynamics with [a] Neural Network. “In this work, we propose a neural network model that outperforms existing state-of-the-art NNs in the airfoil lift coefficient prediction task, with two orders of less parameters.”

CFD is used to study use of molten lead as a nuclear reactor coolant.

This review of the Mac Studio Ultra with a 20-core M1 CPU shows that its quite a performer for CFD. Which is just one reason why Pointwise has supported macOS for years. This is worth taking a look at.

“Quasi-mesh-less” is a term I’ve never heard before but here it is in an announcement about the acquisition of DirectFEM by Hyperganic. [The dictionary definition of quasi is “apparently but not really” when used in the hyphenated form (quasi-mesh-less) but “partly” without (quasimesh-less). Which now raises the issue of whether mesh-less should be hyphenated; probably not.]

CFD simulation of a solar farm done using Hexagon CFD. source

CadenceLIVE is happening very soon: 8-9 June in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The CFD track on the 8th is gonna be great with presentations from NASA, Boeing, MIT, Univ. of Kansas, and more. So if you want to attend on the 8th I know a guy with a promo code for free admission, especially for folks who are local to the Bay area. Just email me at jchawner at cadence dot com. But you still gotta Register ASAP.

FLOWNEX 2022 was released with a new transient solver and more.

Included in Spatial’s 2022 1.0.1 release includes a feature for remeshing scan data to eliminate holes. is the latest evolution of and and is now an “academic match making community.

CHESS is the Center for Hypersonic and Entry Systems Studies at UIUC and I’m not mentioning them here just because of Plasmatron X.

CFD shows that as long as you wakeboard at least 200 feet from the shoreline in water that’s at least 10 feet deep you won’t cause turbidity and erosion problems.

Brice Marden, Untitled from Ten Days 1971. source
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