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This Week in CFD

ASSESS The ASSESS Initiative‘s website is now live. Quoting from their website, ASSESS “is a broad reaching multi-industry initiative with a primary goal to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and utility of engineering simulation, … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software There are some very cool charting and graphing features coming in STAR-CCM+ v12. What they call Chart Highlighting includes hover effects, leader lines, multi-series editing, and more. Tecplot’s SZL technology (for smaller files and faster performance) has been integrated … Continue reading

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I’m Mike Park and This Is How I Mesh

I grew up in New Jersey where may father was always fixing something in his workshop and I was very lucky that my parents supported the many hobbies I was interested in. I spent a number of summers working on … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Good Reading Engineering.com presents a really interesting (i.e. a conversation starter) infographic on the relative merits of the five categories of CFD software: Open-Source, Open-Source Wrapper, CAD-Integrated, Specialized CFD, Complete CFD. What do you think about the five categories? Would … Continue reading

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The Connector Newsletter for 2016, 1st Quarter

North America’s Largest 3-D Printed Structure Started as a Mesh While the folks at Pointwise appreciate the beauty and utility of grids, usually the computational meshes produced by our software are used as an intermediate step in a customer’s engineering … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Lucky “Friday the 13th“ Edition Contests, Competitions, and Awards CD-adapco announced Wian van der Merwe of Aerotherm as the winner of their 2016 Calendar Competition for his visualization of the flowfield around a cyclist’s head. See image below. DEVELOP3D is … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of the Ideal Mesh

Approaches to discretizing models for physics-based simulation have matured considerably over the years with several meshing techniques from which to choose including: multi-block structured, overset, octree, advancing front, and so on. Each of these approaches has its benefits and drawbacks when comparing one with another. Convergence and solution accuracy are evaluated among three mesh configurations of an ONERA M6 wing to help determine whether there exist any advantages of using an unstructured mixed-cell meshing approach over other unstructured advancing front and multi-block structured options. Continue reading

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