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Counterintuitive Usability With The Questionable Approach

Researchers at the Media Attention Deficit (MAD) Lab recently reported findings that run counter to accepted norms in software usability design. The MAD Lab researchers found that the more difficult software was to use, the more memorable the software became. In light of this research we have replaced all the icons in Caedium with the same question mark icon in an effort to make our software more difficult to use, but easier to remember.


Questionable Approach
Questionable Approach

CFD Performance Comparison Between GPU and CPU

For the GPU Technology Conference 2013 (GTC13) I performed a series of simulations in Caedium comparing the OpenFOAM® linear solver GPU option using ofgpu with the standard CPU shared memory option using MPI. See selected slides and the presentation deck below.

Cases

Aerodynamics News: Speed on Wheels and Snow

Hold on tight for an aerodynamics news blast all about speed. From cars and bicycles on wheels to skis and shovels on snow. Shovels? Keep reading and all will be revealed.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Wind Tunnel Testing

Caedium v5 Sneak Peek: Ribbon GUI

The next release of the Caedium CFD software system will have a new combined menu and toolbar often referred to as a ribbon.


Caedium Ribbon on Windows
Caedium Ribbon on Windows

Caedium v5 Sneak Peek: Polyhedral Meshes Improve CFD

The next release of the Caedium CFD software system will provide an option to automatically convert a RANS Flow volume mesh to a polyhedral mesh - also known as a dual mesh. Solving the RANS equations on the dual mesh compared to the equivalent tetrahedral mesh typically leads to higher accuracy results with both faster and more reliable convergence.


Polygon Surface Mesh
Polygon Surface Mesh

Fluid News: F1 Construction, Hand Washer-Dryer, Superomniphobic Coating, and Robofish

Ready for more fluid news? Good, then feast your eyes on the construction of an F1 racecar, a hand washer and dryer combo from the future, fluid resistant coatings (imagine no more stains on your tux!), and a graceful gliding robofish.

F1 Racecar Construction the Red Bull Way

Fluid News: Corvette Aerodynamics, Airports, Rockets, Jets, and Trailers

Fluid news blast coming your way. Be the talk of dinner parties and impress your colleagues with stories about the latest Corvette aerodynamics, a chimney (more like a baffle really) to deflect pollutants around airports, rockets, jets (colored water jets that is), and aerodynamic truck trailers.

2014 Corvette Stingray Aerodynamics

In the F1 World - Aerodynamics is Everything

The BBC has run a four-part series on "How to make an F1 car" based on an interview with former Formula 1 car designer Gary Anderson. The series provides a great insight into the F1 design process and highlights the overriding importance of aerodynamics. Follow the links to read the full articles.


Crisp And Clean
Anderson Designed 1991 JordanCrisp And Clean by StuSeeger, on Flickr

Fluid News: Turbulence, Trees, Heat, and Competition

Fluid news time with a twist of heat transfer. Keep reading for stories on boundary layer visualization, how tree 'plumbing' limits tree height, how to focus heat like light, the F1 in Schools 2013 Championship venue announcement, how CFD helps elite athletes, and how NASCAR is becoming more like rocket science.

Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of a Boundary Layer

Fluid News: Giant Blimp, F1, Hydro-Turbines, Microfluidics, and Cyclones

Are you ready for a blast of fluid news? Then feast your eyes on these stories of a new blimp-like aircraft, the concept design phase of an F1 car, a hydro-turbine, microfluidics, and affordable workshop cyclones.

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