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Miniature Turbines Whirl in a Watch

Remember the "Fluid Wrist Watch for a Fluid Dynamicist?" Well I've come across another watch for the horology-obsessed fluid dynamicist - the Urwerk UR-202 AlTiN [source: Forbes].

Urwerk UR-202 AlTiNUrwerk UR-202 AlTiNMiniature turbines to damp winding weight

Fluid Dynamics News: More APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting 2012

I mentioned last week that fans of fluid dynamics were in for a real treat with The American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) meeting held in San Diego, November 19-20, 2012, and it did not disappoint. For more APS DFD stories ranging from shockwaves to the structure of an owl's wing, read on.

Caedium CFD Simulation Featured During InsideHPC Interview With Asetek at SC12

See if you can spot the Caedium CFD simulation in this video (hint: 3:01) from SC12 featuring an interview by InsideHPC with Asetek CEO André Eriksen.

Fluid Dynamics News: APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting 2012

If you are into fluid dynamics then you have a real treat in store over the next couple of days. The American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) meeting is underway in San Diego and runs November 19-20, 2012. For a taster of the eagerly anticipated presentations here's a brief selection ranging from huddling penguins to knuckleball soccer kicks.

Caedium CFD Simulations at Asetek SC12 Booth

SC12 - the meet-up for all things supercomputing is now over. Our Microsoft collaborator, Wen-ming Ye, was at SC12, and while he was on the show floor he snapped some pictures of the Asetek liquid-cooling cluster running Caedium CFD simulations. So for anyone who missed the show, enjoy the pictures below thanks to Wen-ming.

Asetek SC12 Cluster Running Caedium CFD SimulationsAsetek Cluster Running Caedium CFD SimulationsWindows HPC Server 2008, HPC cluster manager heat map for 86 Caedium instances

Aerodynamics News: Trucks, Racecars, and Bikes

Another news blast, this time with an aerodynamics theme. Read on to discover how trucks can be more efficient, how racecars and bikes can go faster, and how to make a stunning McLaren ad. Hint - it's all down to aerodynamics.

Making of an Aerodynamics Themed McLaren AdScroll to the bottom of the page to see the finished ad

Rapid Motion Finish 4th at F1 in Schools World Finals

More F1 in Schools news - Rapid Motion, a joint team from Australia and Germany, finished 4th overall at the 2012 F1 in Schools World Finals held in Abu Dhabi. Using Caedium Professional CFD simulations the team analyzed the aerodynamics of various designs resulting in a 16% improvement in average speed over their baseline car.

Rapid Motion Report on Final Design IterationRapid Motion Report on Final Design Iteration

F1 in Schools Team Revved Up Win State Finals

Congratulations go out to F1 in Schools team Revved Up who have qualified for the Australian F1 in Schools National Finals, after a convincing win at their state competition. Revved Up used Caedium Professional CFD simulations to help optimize the aerodynamics of their car and to good effect by all accounts!

F1 in Schools Team: Revved UpF1 in Schools Team: Revved Up

Fluid Analogy: Hydraulic Jump - White Hole

It seems that analogies between fluid flow and other physical processes continue to proliferate. Add to that list the analogy between a hydraulic jump (think smooth-shallow to rough-deep transition in a sink under a running tap) to a white hole (think black hole running backwards in time). Physicists at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France recently showed through "...an experimental demonstration that the circular hydraulic jump represents a hydrodynamic white hole...".

Hydraulic Jump in a SinkHydraulic Jump in a SinkImage License: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) by James Kilfiger

Fluid Dynamics News: F1, Bubbles, Nanoballs, and Flowers

Browsing through the news today I can across an interesting array of fluid dynamics related stories that I thought I'd share. So if you want to see how the Williams F1 team uses CFD and wind tunnels, or why a half-full (or is it half-empty?) bottle of water breaks when you hit it in a certain way (clue: cavitation), or how to make nanoballs (clue: bristles), and more, check out the links below.

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