This Week in CFD

simulia-xflow-motorbikeICYMI (and how could you), we begin this week’s round up of CFD and CAE news with articles about PTC’s announcment that they will acquire Onshape and bring the latter’s “CAD as a service” alongside Creo and their other “on premise” CAD sofware. (Onshape, on cloud, on premise, onward.) Also, IGA software provider Coreform acquired meshing software provider csimsoft. But the news isn’t all business. There’s a cool simulation of an aircraft taking off in a crosswind and the Xflow simulation of a motorcycle with rotating wheels shown here.
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This Week in CFD

velovettaThis week’s CFD news includes an amazing simulation of a Mars lander done with FUN3D and a couple of interesting job openings from our friends at Siemens. And from the world of unique CFD applications comes the one shown here from VeloVetta for cycling shoes. Continue reading

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Linking Mesh, Geometry, and CFD – MeshLink

mixed-order-adapted-meshAt next week’s International Meshing Roundtable in Buffalo, I’ll be presenting an update on work being done by Nick Wyman and our Applied Research team on something we call MeshLink. The project is all about devising a method for giving CFD flow solvers robust access to B-Rep NURBS geometry models so they can do things like surface mesh adaptation involving point insertion and point movement.
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This Week in CFD

FLOW-3D-Pouring-a-BeerLots of applied CFD in this week’s roundup of news and notes. And because it’s Friday, the app featured here is a screen shot from a video of pouring a beer (simulated using FLOW-3D). There’s a long-ish article on turbulence modeling that you might want to check out. And on the geometry modeling front, check out the nTopology article about filleting and the article about CAD on the iPad (iCad?). Continue reading

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I’m Valerio Novaresio and This Is How I Mesh

I studied Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin and continued my studies working in the field of numerical simulation and earned a Ph.D. in Energetics. In the last year of my doctorate I performed fuel cell simulations and started working with Paolo Petaccia. Sharing the same professional path, we decided to found Allovis, a company specializing in complex CFD analysis using open source software.

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Hybrid, Conformal Meshing for Wind Farm CFD Applications

cx-100-cropJoin Pointwise’s Dr. Claudio Pita for an on-demand webinar presentation of an application of mesh generation to wind farms. Based on work co-authored with Travis Carrigan titled Hybrid Meshing Strategies for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines and Wind Farm Applications at the NAFEMS World Congress 2019, the video shows how to use conformal meshes that resolve length scales from terrain to blade. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

shallow-water-plumeThis week we learned about a new, open-source CFD code called UCNS3D from Cranfield Univ. There’s a survey on engineering computing that I recommend you take. Lots of application stories are linked herein including one about “ambulances for fishermen” which is not a phrase I often hear. Shown here is another application of CFD to simulation of a subsea plume. And you can read a thought-provoking article on an engineering skills gap. Notably, I exhausted all my bookmarked CFD links with this post so let’s hope a lot happens in the next few days or next week’s post will be a bit light. Continue reading

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