Author Archives: John Chawner

Turbulence Model Influence on Flow in the FDA Benchmark Blood Pump

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be used to influence decisions early in the design process. In order to assess the state-of-the-art of CFD and its predictive capability for medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed two benchmark … Continue reading

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Flexible Meshing Enables Accurate CFD for Nuclear Reactor Rod Bundles

Accurate fluid flow modeling of nuclear reactor rod bundles is essential and extremely challenging with exacting standards for the mesh to deal with the geometric complexity and near-wall physics. The tightly packed rods with wrapped wires, mainly used in liquid … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Are things starting to return to normal? This week’s CFD news includes a live, in-person event next February and three job openings. There’s some really cool CFD software news including Karalit’s IB code and the integration of Fluent with ANSYS’ … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news begins with two surveys that should yield interesting results, one on HPC and the other on CAD and teams. There’s A LOT of new software releases including CFD codes new to me: Wildkatze and CFDSOF. byteLAKE … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Your editor isn’t really fishing nor has he done so since he was a wee lad on summer vacation with father and brother. But fishing sounds like a better excuse for not writing This Week in CFD today than the … Continue reading

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