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This Week in CFD

*** 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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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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On Validation This week’s must-read article comes from Bill Rider on the The Regularized Singularity blog: Good Validation Practices are our Greatest Opportunity to Advance Modeling and Simulation. In it he makes the case that chasing FLOPS at this stage … Continue reading

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Applications Despite never having broken a bone, this article on the use of simulation to design casts helps me understand why I’ve seen so many incoming college students choose biomedical majors. Abaqus even has a knee simulator add-on. CFD is … Continue reading

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Software If you’re in CFD you’ve probably done some programming. Therefore, you might be interested in NASA’s rules for safety critical code. #6 No function should be longer than what you can print on a single sheet of paper (about … Continue reading

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CD-adapco + Siemens One billion dollars [approx.] is an attention-getting amount of money. The biggest CFD news of the week which you’ve all probably heard already was Siemens’ purchase of CD-adapco for $970 million (approx. 5x revenue). CD-adapco will be … Continue reading

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Software At least two of the nine projects for University Turbine Systems funded by the DoE’s National Energy Technology Lab involve CFD. Teach yourself graphics programming with OpenGL with the free online tutorial at OpenGLBook.com. cfMesh v1.1 was released for OpenFOAM … Continue reading

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