In addition to the usual software releases and event announcements, this week’s CFD news includes a link to a website that will require a deep dive to learn more about signed distance functions for exact geometry representations. And a marine case study reveals something interesting about scaling up model size results versus doing full-scale CFD directly. The image here is from a SimScale article on computational wind engineering. Continue reading
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Two-letter acronyms represent a good deal of the reading in this week’s CFD news: specifically, artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR). For the programmers out there we link to an article about why Fortran is still useful (for physicists at least). Plus there’s the usual assortment of software releases and CFD applications. And there’s a lot of mesh images too including this one here from our friends at GridPro.
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Tagged 3D printing, Beta CAE, cloud, FORTRAN, GridPro, Numeca, OMNIS, OpenFOAM, Pointwise, postprocessing, virtual reality, visualization
The CFD 2030 Integration Committee is hosting a special session at this summer’s AIAA Aviation Forum on five years of progress toward the CFD 2030 Vision since the study’s publication. Continue reading
This week’s CFD news includes a lot of new events that you might want to start putting on your calendar. There are a couple of long reads on CAD and case studies and several new software releases, including one from Pointwise. But because none of the images in any of these articles excited me, I Googled for “worst CFD ever” and found this flow over the Sphinx from Symscape. (Sorry, Rich.)
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I was born in the summer of 1972 during hurricane Agnes on the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut, where my father was based as a Submarine Reactor Operator and my mother was a graduate student in Music at Connecticut College. My parents tell me that early on, as does every young American boy, I aspired to become a trash truck driver. But over the years as I grew up in a small town near Hershey, Pennsylvania, I began to be inspired by NASA programs, such as the Space Shuttle and Voyager missions, to someday work in the aerospace field. That calling lead me to study physics at Juniata College, and then to pursue a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at The George Washington University. It was at GWU where I was exposed to numerical modeling, first in coursework, and then culminating in a turbomachinery research project where I learned the art of meshing and the science (art?) of running a CFD code to convergence.
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You’re reading this blog so you’re aware of at least one way to keep up with the goings on at Pointwise. And beyond the blog we offer a variety of communication channels that are certain to match just about anyone’s preferences, from email to video to images to news and more. Here’s how you can keep in touch with Pointwise.
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Pointwise Version 18.2 R2 is now available for download and production use. While primarily a maintenance release, it does include several new, small features. Continue reading