This Week in CFD

It’s nice to see a healthy set of events in the CFD news this week and I’d be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to register for CadenceCONNECT CFD on 19 April. And I don’t even mention the International Meshing Roundtable which is next week in Amsterdam. I hope you like guitars because we have plenty of those. Shown here is a close-up screen capture from an award-winning video of a DNS simulation of supersonic, turbulent flow over a microramp that I highly encourage you to watch.

Let’s begin with events, events, and more events.

The 18th OpenFOAM Workshop 2023 has extended the deadline for abstract submission to 31 March for the event coming up in Genoa, Italy on 11-14 July.

The 2nd Spanish Fluid Mechanics Conference will be held in Barcelona on 2-5 July 2023. The abstract due date was recently extended to 15 March.

The SIMULIA Americas Users Conference is coming up on 3-4 May in Novi, Michigan. Registration is open.

The 4th Aspherix and CFDEM Conference is next month, 20-21 April, in Linz, Austria. Registration is open.

Check out these upcoming events from Cadence Fidelity CFD.

  • CadenceCONNECT CFD, an in-person event co-located with our annual user event CadenceLIVE Silicon Valley, will be held in the Santa Clara Convention Center on 19 April and registration is now open. In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing the fantastic line-up of speakers. This is your opportunity to interact with the Fidelity CFD team and community; don’t miss it.
  • CadenceCONNECT CFD Technology Day for Turbomachinery is coming up on 14 Mar in Bengaluru. Register here.
  • CadenceCONNECT CFD Technology Day for Automotive Design is coming up on 15 Mar in Bengaluru. Register here.
  • The webinar Harmonic CFD Simulation of Drones (UAVs) Using Fidelity hosted by our friends at Digital Engineering is coming up on 16 Mar. Register here.
  • The webinar Blade Flutter Assessment of a Steam Turbine Stage with Fidelity CFD hosted by our friends at Mechanical Engineering is coming up on 23 Mar. Register here.

A CFD study of defect size on the acoustic performance (due to cavitation) of propeller-driven marine vessels indicates the current standard are too lax.

Siemens Digital Industries is projecting revenue growth of 12-15% in 2023. Also, they expect continued SaaS adoption to negatively impact profitability. All this and more into a deep dive on their earnings from Monica Schnitger.

I’m a music lover but can’t play a single instrument. Regardless, this article about designing a bass guitar in SolidWorks is pretty cool. Image from
And that reminds me of the time when we meshed a Fender guitar and an abdominal atlas for the International Meshing Roundtable meshing contest (we won) and were able to combine them together in the same poster using the music TV show Austin City Limits as a theme (because the IMR was in Austin that year). Our creative people are as good as our meshing people.

You may be wondering, “What is CFD Modelling?” Lucky for you, TechBullion has an answer.

You may also be wondering how the acquisition of FieldView by Tecplot is going. Quite well it seems and they’re about to merge their web and social presences. [These folks are good people.]

Planning is underway for the 5th AIAA High Lift Prediction Workshop. Get on the mailing list and/or watch the website for the deets.

Cadence (through recently acquired Future Facilities) announced the release of 6SigmaDCX Release 17, the CFD digital twin software for datacenter operations management.

From the APS Gallery of Fluid Motion comes the award-winning video Direct numerical simulation of a micro-ramp in a high-Reynolds number supersonic turbulent boundary layer by Salvadore et al.

More artists than I would’ve thought have explored the motif of arrays of colored squares. This one, Composition With Grid IX (1919), is by Piet Mondrian. [And the unasked question is why I don’t experiment with something like this in Pointwise. Time, it always comes down to time. Time is all that matters; didn’t we all learn that from Lucy?]

Piet Mondrian, Composition With Grid IX, 1919. source

This is edition 499 of This Week in CFD. When will edition 500 be published? Not next week.

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