This Week in CFD

Clean your reading spectacles because this week’s roundup of CFD news includes some substantial reading and watching. An article asks why simulation isn’t mainstream yet and a video answers in a manner that’s counter to what software vendors say. If computational geometry kernels are your thing, there’s a nice white paper on what you should consider before you change from brand A to brand B. And those of you with plenty of time will enjoy the 70-page 2020 update to the CFD Vision 2030 that documents progress since 2014. Shown here is one image from a PyFR DNS simulation of a low pressure turbine showing density gradient magnitude at the leading edge pressure side of a turbine blade.

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This Week in CFD

In this special Friday the 13th edition of the CFD news, we find a couple of worthy reads: an article on the future of HPC and a white paper on HPC for the energy industry. For you job seekers (and to believe the media there are a lot of you out there) we list several CFD job openings including one here in Fort Worth. And this here image [too folksy?] is a mesh for an X-38 generated in Pointwise with hex layers near the boundary that transition to tets in the farfield.

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This Week in CFD

This week’s compilation of recent CFD news includes a major announcement in the world of CFD visualization, a big article comparing and contrasting open source and proprietary CAE software, a slew of job openings, and a tiny paper on reading papers. Plus all the other software and application news that time permitted including. Shown here is a CFD simulation of ship propellers done with the FINE/Marine flow solver.

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This Week in CFD

This week we lead the CFD news with the release of the CFD Vision 2030’s roadmap update for 2015-2020, the first such deep dive into progress toward the Vision since the study’s original publication in 2014. I encourage you to download, read, and comment. There’s more good reading this week in the form of a how-to article on telling a story with CFD from our friends at Tecplot and a new book on high-order CFD from my Cadence colleague, Charles Hirsch. And there are two articles about things missing from the rear of cars: a wiper blade on a Hyundai and a rear wing on a Le Mans car. Shown here is simulation of a notional hypersonic glide vehicle the details of which you can read about here.

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This Week in CFD

Image from FYFD, “celebrating the physics of all that flows.”

For reasons I can’t explain, I’m really excited and energetic today about CFD and work in general. Is it because of summer? Start of the Olympics? Being three months in to our new relationship with Cadence and Numeca and really starting to gain traction on cool new CFD stuff? Compiling this week’s CFD news didn’t harsh my buzz either. There are a lot of good CFD jobs open for those of you looking for something new. A couple of big events with lots of CFD and meshing are happening in the next few weeks. Plus all the other news and some fun(ny) stuff too. Shown here is a cool oil flow visualization of a wing from FYFD. If you aren’t reading FYFD, you should be.

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