September 2011

Are you interested in the preparations for the next release of Caedium (v3)? If so, then you'll be pleased to read about the update to our free Windows source code patch for the latest version of OpenFOAM® (v2.0.x). Also we have news on the new release of our free GPU linear solver library, ofgpu (v0.2) for OpenFOAM v2.0.x. And, as always, keep reading for my latest blog posts.

Caedium Using OpenFOAM 2.0.xCaedium Using OpenFOAM 2.0.xCFD simulation around the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Big Sight)

OpenFOAM 2.0.x on Windows 64-bit with MS MPI

We have updated our free Windows source code patch for the latest OpenFOAM release (v2.0.x). As with the previous version this patch also supports 64-bit compilation using the MinGW-w64 cross-compiler and parallel computation using the native Windows MS MPI implementation provided by the free Microsoft HPC SDK and also available on Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 for clusters. Read more >>

GPU v0.2 Linear Solver Library for OpenFOAM

ofgpu v0.2 is the latest version of our free GPL library that provides GPU (sometimes referred to as GPGPU) linear solvers for OpenFOAM v2.0.x. Sponsored by the Microsoft DPE team, the library targets NVIDIA CUDA devices on Windows, Linux, and (untested) Mac OS X. While this effort is still in the experimental stage, GPU acceleration holds the promise of providing significant speed up at relatively low cost and with low power consumption compared to other alternatives. If you want to try our ofgpu library with OpenFOAM then we recommend that you use either a dedicated (i.e., not displaying graphics) high-performance NVIDIA graphics card or a TESLA card. Read more >>


Below are teasers for my latest blog posts.

Fake Real Transparent Car

I couldn’t resist writing about a real-world transparent car [source: Jalopnik], especially after already covering real-world cutaway and wireframe models. So you know the score, which is real and which is fake? Read more >>

Car Exhaust Concentrations - Implications for Cyclists

A recent CFD study into the exhaust concentration in car wakes has revealed that certain rear car spoilers (or airfoils) can either disperse or concentrate pollutants at the same height as a following cyclist's head. The study "Spoiling Air Pollution Dispersion: A Numerical Investigation of Exhaust Plume Dispersion from Cars with Rear Spoilers" authored by A. McNabola, implies possible health implications for cyclists and pedestrians that follow behind cars. Read more >>

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