This Week in CFD

Due to the beneficence of my employer, today is a day off, a “global recharge day.” Which means that this week’s compendium of CFD news is more relaxed and less snarky than usual. (Sorry, Jeff). The image of the week is a modern take on a classic aircraft. And don’t forget: This Week in CFD brackets the weekend with Monday’s This Week at Fidelity CFD which is a deeper dive into what’s going on here at Cadence. So you’ll probably want to subscribe to the Cadence CFD blog to not miss an issue. Shown here is an Azore CFD simulation of tracking exhaust flows around buildings. Having recently driven by a Tyson’s chicken processing plant, this is a problem that needs solving.

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CFD for renewable energy in the form of a water turbine that is said to be 10x more efficient that similar renewables.

CFD for gas dispersion, fire, and explosions.

CFD for tracking exhaust flows from manufacturing plants.

CFD for additive manufacturing.

Checkout Flexcompute’s latest article on CFD for eSTOL aircraft.

Cadence, through its recent acquisition of Future Facilities, is bringing digital twins to the sustainability of data centers.

Rivian seeks a CFD intern for summer 2023.

Siemens released Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2210.

Can you imagine replacing an aircraft’s mechanical control surfaces with magnetic actuation? It might be possible for hypersonic flows with ionized plasma.

Here’s an example of using AI and CFD to minimize the resistance of a marine vessel’s hull.

DEVELOP3D’s Stephen Holmes takes on the issue of hybrid work. Collaboration tools like Zoom have virtually made the telephone obsolete. [I don’t even have a work phone.] But yet the value of in-person interaction should not be so easily dismissed.

IMAGES OF THE WEEK. Lovely CFD and mesh images from a simulation of the B-52 done with Kestrel to support the bomber’s reengining. Read more here. Image from a LinkedIn post by the DoD HPCMP. As a child of the Cold War, there’s something iconic about the B-52. I wouldn’t call it beautiful though. Bonus points if you know the acronym of its nickname. (Don’t post the full nickname because this is a family show.)

From Dr. Chennakesava Kadapa comes this curated list of resources for FEM for CFD.

I don’t know who needs to hear this but…

On the other hand, everyone needs to hear this.

The Call for Presentations is open for CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley 2023 (19-20 Apr, San Jose). Save the date to attend and learn about all things Fidelity CFD. And consider submitting an abstract to share your work with the community. Abstracts are due 31 January.

I’m including Sol LeWitt’s Color Rectangles for obvious reasons but also for the unobvious reason that it differs greatly from the rest of his works that I’ve seen. Specifically, most of what I’ve seen by LeWitt is conceptual art, art that is based on an idea that can be executed by anyone. Color Rectangles is a bit more in the traditional geometric art genre. But I also enjoy his humor in including a triangle.

Sol LeWitt, Color Rectangles, 1995. See link above. Image form
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  1. Wanted to share this release from AEDC. The model was created using Pointwise, and solution performed with Kestrel.

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