Progress on the next Caedium (v4) release is gaining steam, so it's high time for a sneak peek at some of the new capabilities. As you'll see, an idealized Dyson Air Multiplier Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation proved to be an excellent test case.
Idealized Dyson Air Multiplier CFD Simulation - Base SymmetryStreamlines colored by velocity magnitude
Submitted by symscape on February 13, 2012 - 14:20
The results are in for our latest poll and from 166 visitors to the Symscape website an overwhelmingly number (49%) cited the price of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software as the biggest barrier to further CFD adoption. The second most cited concern (17%) was CFD software complexity.
Poll Results: What is the biggest barrier to CFD adoption?
Submitted by Richard Smith on January 30, 2012 - 11:35
Do you sometimes feel like your Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation just needs a little nudge to do the right thing? Well I'm sure you'll appreciate (need even!) some light relief with the fluid-based video game Puddle. Puddle is all about nudging and manipulating the world so your precious fluid gets to its destination through a fiendish puzzle-like maze.
Submitted by Richard Smith on January 16, 2012 - 13:47
Any fluid dynamicists out there searching for just the right wrist watch? Well the search is over, check out the HYT H1 [source: Gizmodo] fluid-themed watch from "The Hydro Mechanical Horologists" - try saying that after too much fluid!
Submitted by Richard Smith on December 13, 2011 - 09:34
Going fast and aerodynamics are intimately related, whether it's for a Formula 1 car or in this case for a remote control (RC) car. The Traxxas XO-1 is billed as "The World's Fastest Ready-To-Race Supercar" with a 0-100 mph time of under 5 seconds. More interesting than its out-and-out straight-line speed is that this RC car employs advanced aerodynamics for generating downforce.
Submitted by Richard Smith on November 28, 2011 - 15:36
An extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study [pdf] performed over 10 months by a team at Iowa State University [source: green building pro] confirmed what many room occupants long suspected - that fabric ducts offer better indoor air comfort compared to traditional metal ducts. Equally impressive, the study found that the fabric ducts provided a 22-27% improvement in energy efficiency compared to equivalent metal ducts.
Submitted by symscape on November 18, 2011 - 10:43
Thanks to the effort and support of Wen-ming Ye from Microsoft, Caedium played a staring role at Super Computing 11 (SC11). SC11 is an annual gathering billed as the premier international supercomputing conference. This year's event was held in Seattle, November 12-18, and attracted record crowds - no doubt in eager anticipation of catching a glimpse of Caedium :-)