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This Week in CFD

This first edition of This Week in CFD for 2018 begins with a must-read article with some prognostication about what the year ahead may bring and a must-watch video of a quad-copter simulation. (Image credit: ANSYS Discovery Live from Engineering.com)

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This Week in CFD

In this last edition of This Week in CFD of 2017 you’ll find insight on Mentor’s Cartesian-based approach to mesh generation, tips on visualizing your simulation results, and an update on the Exascale Computing Project. And the inevitable “more.”¬†

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This Week in CFD

In addition to the usual CFD news, folks published some good online reading this month including a primer on Lattice Boltzmann methods and a new user’s guide to CFD. On the fun side of things, you can vote in a … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Structured Grids [Yes, structured grids. No, it is not 1997.] Envenio cites six¬†benefits of structured grids relative to unstructured and hybrid meshes. #4 Data locality leads to “better usage of memory bandwidth.” [Full disclosure: Pointwise provides Envenio with a preprocessing … Continue reading

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News & Software Altair is planning an IPO. [Exciting news for a cool company.] From Flow Science comes stress-reducing CFD practices. “Patience is a virtue, especially in the CFD world.” ENGYS released HELYX V3.0.0 with GUI, meshing, and adjoint solver … Continue reading

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Lattice Boltzmann News Dassault Systemes plans to acquire Exa for about US$400 million. And in this article by Monica Schnitger we read the wonderful analogy: “think of Lattice-Boltzmann as ping pong balls and Navier-Stokes as streamers.” Numeca and FlowKit are … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software CPFD released Barracuda 17.2 for fluidized bed reactor simulations. ZephyCFD v.17 was released for simulation of wind farms. FEATool 1.7 was released with multi-simulation capabilities. Beta CAE released v18.0.0 of their software suite, including a new product for simulation … Continue reading

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