This Week in CFD

On this last Friday of October 2021 (meaning that we’re on the slow slide into year’s end and the holiday season – for many of us – of Thanksgiving, Xmas, and New Year’s Day), we’ve got a really broad selection of CFD items. Some of the best news is the return of in-person conferences and workshops. And how about nasal CFD, AI, misconceptions, trees, firearms, and a motorcycle with a hole through it. And for those who seek, there are plenty of jobs to be found. Shown here is a nice demonstration of the use of topology in a structured grid to overcome one of a structured grid’s traditional challenges; unwanted propagation of clustering. This mesh is by Hesam Tofighian. It even had me fooled at first.

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news begins with a report on the state of the aerospace industry that’s worth your time. Another high level report discusses the impact of fluid dynamics on the UK’s economy. For whatever reason, the automotive applications of simulation that I’m most drawn to involve tires and there’s a good one today involving structures and electromagnetics (?). Marine applications take center stage with two upcoming webinars from Cadence CFD: one on propulsion and one on ship airwakes. Shown here is some eye candy from an article about he importance of fluid dynamics to the UK’s economy.

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This Week in CFD

This week’s compilation of CFD news begins with quantum mechanics and interpretive dance. Not a typo. Your CFD skills could win you some cash in a challenge being run by our friends in Washington. There are many good things going on here at Cadence CFD, some that we can’t talk about (forward looking statements and all that) and some that we can which are highlighted herein. Shown here is a simulation of… well, you know what it is. It’s from the folks at MindMesh who were finding the balance between low water usage and effective waste removal. Some might say this is the perfect logo for This Week in CFD.

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This Week in CFD

We begin 2021 Q4 with a lot of reading. No internet sound bites this week: V&V, quantum computing, physics and math, machine learning, and lots more. For students, do not leave this blog post until you’ve looked into the scholarships (for those getting started) and the jobs (for those now finishing) and the free software (for those in the middle). Shown here is a tiny version of this week’s MUST SEE image and an award-winning image at that. Created in Tecplot, it shows what goes on inside a thermocapillary liquid bridge.

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news is “just the facts” and no games. I’m hoping to get some comments about whether simulation is a “risk-free space” and your wrong beliefs about meshing. Emerging technologies is an inadvertent subtheme in this edition which provides something for everyone to debate. And there’s a good number of CFD jobs out there so I’m hoping someone who loves CFD and mesh generation will be intrigued by our Account Technical Executive position (think tech sales). Shown here is a screen capture of a video from FieldView CFD showing Mach 1.4 cavity flow.

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