This month I have a special feature newsletter for you that gathers together all the recent wind tunnel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) blog posts, including a new two part series which compares a virtual wind tunnel with free air for an open wheel racecar. The Caedium Professional simulations show that even though the Reynolds number is different between the wind tunnel and a full size simulation, the results can still be useful in guiding the aerodynamic design of a racecar.
CFD Simulation of a Racecar in a Wind TunnelStreamlines, vectors, and velocity magnitude contours
Another new Caedium release and some interesting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications - all in a month? That's right! You'll find a couple of new Caedium features that we couldn't hold back and a series of blog posts covering a virtual wind tunnel, a quadcopter, and 3D printing.
Airflow Through the Virtual Wind Tunnel FanStreamlines colored by velocity magnitude
I hope you've had time to try the new Caedium v5 release announced last month. To help your transition to v5 we have updated all the Caedium tutorials and related documentation. With a new release there's no time like the present to put it through its paces - which is exactly what you'll find in this selection of blog posts.
Caedium v5.0 is ready and waiting for your Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) pleasure. The highlight of this release is Python scripting to automate your CFD simulations. To celebrate the release, enjoy this special edition newsletter that collects together the official announcement and all the sneak peeks of the new features available in Caedium v5.0.
Caedium v5.0 with Python ScriptingAutomated CFD simulations for parameterized pipe radius
We are still posting sneak peeks of the next release of Caedium, which can only mean one thing - we are rapidly approaching its release date. This month we can share a sneak peek at the enhanced Accuracy tool. Also, it being April, I can share the details of this year's Symscape April Fools' Day prank, though I'm sure you weren't fooled. Finally catch up with the latest news on the GPU acceleration available in Caedium that I presented at the recent GPU Technology Conference.
Enhanced Caedium Accuracy ToolMax size applied to Ahmed Body
The big news in Symscape-land is the new ribbon GUI that will be making its debut in the next release of the Caedium CFD software system - check out the picture below. As a follow up to last month's announcement of the new polyhedral mesh conversion option coming soon to Caedium, find out how polyhedral elements perform relative to tetrahedral and hexahedral elements. Then for easy reading you have my latest blog post.
Clearly it's time we revealed what you can look forward to in the next release of the Caedium CFD software system. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and read all about the new polyhedral (dual) mesh feature in Caedium v5 that will save you time and increase the accuracy of your results. Still have a free moment? Then enjoy my latest blog posts.
I hope you've had a great start to 2013. What can you look forward to in 2013 from Symscape? Just the usual - exciting new CFD productivity enhancements in Caedium, great support services, expanded documentation, and an eclectic selection of fluid-themed blog posts. Start now with an update on Windows 8 compatibility and my latest blog posts
Holiday and gift-giving season is upon us, so what can you expect to unwrap in the last Symscape newsletter of 2012? How about tips on when to use an unsteady Caedium Professional CFD simulation? Coverage of Caedium's appearance at SC12 with Asetek? The latest batch of blog posts? We've got it all covered. Thanks for supporting Symscape in 2012 and keep it right here for more Symscape goodness in 2013.
Unsteady Caedium CFD Simulation ForcesLift and drag for vortex shedding behind a cylinder
It's November and therefore it's Supercomputing Conference time. Caedium Professional is playing a starring role at SC12 as part of Asetek's extreme live demonstration of their state-of-the-art water cooled HPC cluster. If you are interested you can find more details below. Also this month we've seen a series of great results from F1 in Schools teams using Caedium, which included the Cold Fusion team being crowned the F1 in Schools World Champions. In addition to these great stories we also have an eclectic mix of blog posts.
Cold Fusion's F1 in Schools World Championship Winning Car