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April 2017: Fluidics and Stonehenge Vortex

It's April and therefore it's time to confess that there isn't a solstice day vortex generated at Stonehenge, unless you are in the April Fools' Day distortion field. However, there are fluidic components that mimic digital logic gates.

CFD Simulation of a Fluidic OR GateCFD Simulation of a Fluidic OR GateVelocity Vectors

March 2017: CFD and Aerodynamics

The two themes for this month's newsletter are Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and aerodynamics. First check out our revamped CFD description now with a what, why, and how treatment. Next see how aerodynamics can help you go dangerously fast downhill. Then finally, discover the aero effects of fenders (mud guards) on your bicycle wheels.

Fender + Wheel + Disc RotorCFD Simulation of Airflow Around a Bicycle Wheel and FenderStreamlines at 25 degree yaw angle

February 2017: Unusual Aerodynamics

This month's newsletter deals with unusual aerodynamic applications. Downforce for motorcycles and drag reduction using plasma control on big rigs are two examples of what at first glance sounds unusual, but make perfect sense once you delve into the motivation behind them, so read on.

Improve the Pressure Recovery Behind a Trailer using PlasmaImprove the Pressure Recovery Behind a Trailer using PlasmaGeometry courtesy of Nectar Design

January 2017: The CFD Simulations, Lessons, and Fluid Dynamics of 2016

Throughout 2016 we brought you a varied selection of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, lessons in CFD, and general fluid dynamics topics. If you missed any of these gems then now is the time to get up to date and clear the decks for another round of tasty treats in 2017.

Conjugate Heat Transfer for a Heat ExchangerConjugate Heat Transfer for a Heat ExchangerIso-surfaces of water temperature

December 2016: Holiday Season For CFD

Holiday season is with us once again. Just in case you were wondering what to get the CFDer who has everything, then check out our Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) themed gifts. I hope this holiday season sees you with some spare time. If so consider reading up on how intuition and fluid dynamics are often difficult partners. Also, find out why there are so many different turbulence models and which ones might be worth considering for your application. Whatever you choose to do, we wish you all the best for the holidays and the New Year.

November 2016: Fluid News Roundup

Make way for a general fluid news roundup this month with Formula 1, hydraulic capsule pipelines, and fish farming sea cages. This is probably the first time those three topics have appeared together, so savor the moment as it is unlikely to occur again.

F-Duct Racecar: McLaren 2010 MP4-25License: CC BY 2.0, Andrew Griffith

October 2016: Even More Amazing CFD

More amazing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for you this month with a step beyond 2D to 3D maze solving. Also brush up on using symmetry to save yourself time and your computer memory for your next CFD study.

3D Maze Surface Mesh3D Maze Surface Mesh

September 2016: Amazing CFD

Let us start this month's news with something amazing, did you know that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can solve mazes? Read all about it in the Amazing CFD article. Also for your reading pleasure we have advice on how to squeeze that final 20% performance out of your design and why you should never settle for facets as the basis for your geometry.

CFD Maze SimulationCFD Maze SimulationVelocity magnitude iso-surfaces

August 2016: CFD Gone Bad and Aero at the Tour de France

I'll save you some time and say right here, upfront, that there is no link between good Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) gone bad and aerodynamics at the Tour de France (TdF). Except they are featured articles for your reading pleasure in this month's newsletter.

CFD Simulations Not Immune From Descending Into ChaosCFD Simulations Not Immune From Descending Into ChaosMandelbrot Set from Chaos Theory
License: CC BY-SA 3.0, Wolfgang Beyer

July 2016: Full Circle With Wacky CFD

Have you ever stopped to think how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) makes CFD possible? Or have you wondered how easy it is to assess wacky designs with CFD? If you answer in the affirmative to either of these questions then this newsletter will be a direct hit.

CFD Simulation of an Unusual Drone DesignCFD Simulation of an Unusual Drone Design

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