This Week in CFD

Here’s a harvesting of CFD news for the first Friday of December. It’s a little light because your editor has been operating at less than full capacity all week but nonetheless you’ll see a lot of cool applications, event news, and interesting things to read. What you see here is from a CFD-based optimization of a chemical mixer.

If you’re looking for some interesting to read about engineering, AI, tech, and more, consider Jousef Murad’s weekly newsletter. Jousef also has a YouTube channel and podcast for you to explore.

Just as a reminder, Numeca, Pointwise, and Cascade Technologies are all now Cadence Fidelity. Checkout our website (previous link) and subscribe to our newsletter, CFD Innovators Digest.

And another reminder: CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley 2023 will be held on 19-20 April and your opportunity to submit an abstract for a presentation on how you’re using Fidelity for your CFD work ends on 31 January. We’d love to have you present your work and attend this CFD (and EDA) event.

Astec uses CFD in their asphalt-centric business such as this burner. Image from

Many of us in the CFD world are software authors for whom the user experience [or UX as the cool kids say] is (or should be) of utmost importance. One aspect of UX is emotional design as described in this article on UXmatters. The article cites the work of Don Norman [you should read his classic book The Design of Everyday Things] and illustrates how delight lies at the intersection of the users visceral, behavioral, and reflective needs.

COMSOL released COMSOL Multiphysics 6.1 which includes DES for CFD and more.

McLaren opened their new North American HQ in a suburb north of Dallas. As you recall, Cadence is an Official Technology Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 team.

AKCP announced sensorCFD, a free software download, that takes sensor inputs from racks within a datacenter and performs a CFD simulation of the entire facility.

Streamlines over a drone from an article at on aerodynamics with AirShaper’s Wouter Remmerie.

Have you seen these top 10 enhancements in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS 2022? #7 cloud data management.

The 11th International Conference on Isogeometric Analysis (IGA 2023) will be held 18-21 June in Lyon. Your abstract is due by 15 January.

CFD for design and evaluation of additive manufactured highly efficient inclined-wing type continuous mixer. Image at top of this article from

Meshing (using Pointwise) and CFD Simulations of High-Lift Devices Design in a Turboprop Aircraft

Here are the winners of HPCwire’s Reader’s and Editor’s Choice Awards as presented at SC22 (aka Supercomputing).

The U. of Michigan’s Electric Boat team is using Cadence Fidelity CFD to design their boat. [I wonder how General Dynamics Electric Boat, maker of submarines, feels about the students’ choice of name. A lot of times students get a pass when it comes to names and trademarks but IMO this one hits pretty close to home.]

CFD for HVAC simulations, a decksaloon performance bluewater cruiser (aka, a boat), an award-winning electric boat [there we go again], paddle flocculation [yes, included only for the word flocculation], and an SUV.

Are you curious about what’s in Simcenter System Simulation 2210?

Paul Klee, Abstraction with Reference to a Flowering Tree, 1925. source
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