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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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*** Special “Happy 23rd Birthday to Pointwise” Edition *** Industry News The ASSESS Initiative, a industry-wide effort to increase the availability and effectiveness of engineering simulation, announced a membership program (starting at $200/year) to provide access to the initiative’s events … Continue reading

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News Why do engineers hate their current CAD system? According to an Engineering.com survey featured in an Onshape blog post there are four main things to hate. #2 “It is too difficult to import/export files.” Interoperability rears its ugly head … Continue reading

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Lucky “Friday the 13th” Edition Software ICYMI, Digital Engineering featured the article Removing the Meshing Bottleneck in which they list seven avenues of development for simulation software that seem to be pursued by many software vendors. #4 Solution adaptation. [Full … 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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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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All Things ANSYS I doubt anyone will argue that the biggest CFD news item this week was ANSYS’ launch of ANSYS Discovery Live, a new product line 3-years in the making (launched as a “technology preview”) that promises “real-time” simulation. … Continue reading

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