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July 2014: Reduce Your CFD Simulation Size by 50% or More

In this summer vacation edition newsletter read how you can slice and dice your Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models to exploit symmetry and thereby reduce your simulation sizes by 50% or more. Do you need inspiration for what to do with your new found CFD smarts over the summer? Then take a look at the articles below on the air flow around airships and through World Cup stadiums. It's all here.

CFD Simulation of Flow Around an AirshipCFD Simulation of Flow Around an AirshipUsing planar symmetry

June 2014: World Cup Edition

This month's articles take you from the meshing world cup to the actual World Cup. The 23rd International Meshing Roundtable is running a mesh competition (the nearest thing the mesh world has to a world cup) based on London's Tower bridge, so see if you think Caedium Professional has what it takes to be a contender. Then there's the actual World Cup and, if aerodynamics is your thing, all that matters is the ball.

Tower Bridge Caedium CFD Polygon Surface MeshTower Bridge Caedium CFD Polygon Surface MeshConverted from Triangle Surface Mesh

May 2014: Sneak Peek at Passive Species

It's time you heard about progress on the next Caedium release, right? This can only mean one thing - sneak peek season is upon us with a preview of the new passive species transport capability coming to a Caedium near you soon. Let's not forget that Caedium also has a wide range of existing capabilities, so why not take a moment to see how to make a splash using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)?

Caedium Passive Species CFD SimulationCaedium Passive Species CFD SimulationIso-surfaces of a passive species injected into an elbow flow

April 2014: 3D Visualization, Turbulence Modeling, and Automation

3D visualization explained, diagnosing turbulence model issues, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) task automation using Caedium's Python scripting - a technical reading list for you this month. Too much? Then lighten the load with some April Fools' Day posts on the aerodynamics of stationary bicycles.

Caedium CFD Simulation of a CycloneCaedium CFD Simulation of a CycloneArrows representing velocity vectors

March 2014: Co-Processing Helps CFD

This month you can find out how Caedium uses co-processing to avoid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results data overload and assists in steering your simulation. Also, be sure to see our CFD flow volume creation tips and read an opinion on browser-based CAD/CAE applications.

CFD Co-Processing for a Transient Simulation in CaediumCFD Co-Processing for a Transient Simulation in CaediumMultiphase free surface (VOF) tank filling

February 2014: New Caedium Release

A new Caedium release is ready and waiting with a couple of new features and bug fixes. Are you confused by how your solid model relates to a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) flow volume, or were you wondering how the fluid dynamics of a sphere affects ball sports, then this is the newsletter for you.

External CFD Flow VolumeExternal CFD Flow VolumeSubstance (air) modeled outside the car

January 2014: CFD Productivity Tips

It's 2014 and have we got a newsletter for you! First let's wrap up 2013 with a festive story about how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help explain Santa's mission impossible. Next it's time for serious work with 12 CFD tips and a look at laminar and turbulent flow using Caedium Professional. For the finale, read about energy generation from kites of the underwater variety.

CFD Simulation of Reality Distortion Field Bubble Around Santa and his EntourageCFD Simulation of Reality Distortion Field Bubble Around Santa and his EntourageVelocity Arrows Storm

December 2013: Whimsy Holiday CFD

'Tis the season to be whimsy, tra la la la la, la la la la' ... and so off to a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) whimsy holiday season we go with a Caedium simulation of an elephant collapsing into a puddle. Also joining us are a couple of whimsy-themed blog posts. Thanks for your support during 2013. We are looking forward to serving your CFD needs in 2014 and beyond.

Caedium CFD VOF SimulationCaedium CFD VOF SimulationInitial Water Position

November 2013: CFD Takes Flight

This month we shine a light on wings with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies of racecar wing mounts and maple seeds, which are also known in aerodynamic circles as mono-wing seed delivery systems.

CFD Simulation of a Racecar with a 'Swan Neck' Wing MountCFD Simulation of a Racecar with a 'Swan Neck' Wing MountSurface velocity magnitude contours

October 2013: CFD Speaks

When Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) speaks it usually has interesting things to say. Our feature this month is a CFD study of car aerodynamics. Also you can browse a selection of general interest blog posts - one even relates to dinosaurs! Finally, listen to a podcast interview, "Rich Smith on CFD that won't break the bank", I did with Jeff Waters (Life Upfront blog) on the founding of Symscape and the development of Caedium, which targets small engineering consultancies.

CFD Simulation of a Car with a WingCFD Simulation of a Car with a WingVelocity contours and streamline arrows

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