I know what you are thinking - that news on the next major release of Caedium (V3) has been scarce, so how about I offer up a sneak peek of one new feature this month? Rest assured that there will be plenty of other exciting new features too. Also check out the teasers for my recent blog posts.
Sneak Peek of a Multi-Block Structured Mesh Created in Caedium v3
There's something for everyone this month, with a CFD simulation of a solar panel, a couple of new articles, and 3 new blog posts. In other news, have you noticed our new slogan? We've replaced our long serving slogan Computer-Aided Engineering for All with Computational Fluid Dynamics for All, which we feel better reflects our reason for being.
Caedium CFD Simulation of Air Flow Over a Solar PanelMounted on a shed roof
Happy New Year, and to celebrate we have a new website design for you, with numerous improvements. See if you can spot them without being prompted, or just keep reading and all will be revealed. In other news, the January edition of Racecar Engineering ran a feature article on Caedium. And to round out this update, we have a couple of fun new videos and a varied selection of blog posts.
Happy Holidays! Just before we say goodbye to 2010, here's my final news blast of the year. Keep reading for details on the new high-quality movie creation capability added to Caedium. See how Caedium Professional provided the cover CFD simulation on a popular textbook. Then finally, check out a dazzling fluid dress, ideal to garner attention at that New Year's Eve party.
Movie Frame: Created by Caedium, rendered by POV-Ray
Have you been following along with the F1 in Schools story? It started way back in February with the first Caedium CFD analysis of Basilisk Performance's CO2 rocket-powered dragster. Now we have the concluding episode with the team's results from the F1 in Schools 2010 World Finals. Also noteworthy this month: we have added a tip on Caedium's particles, and you'll find a couple of new blog posts.
No particular theme this month, but some interesting updates never-the-less. With the F1 in Schools World Finals over I can reveal the CFD work I did for the Australian team Basilisk Performance in their bid to become world champions. Also hot from the Symscape lab you can read about performing Caedium CFD simulations in the cloud. To round out this month's news I have also posted a new tip on simulation controls.
The dual themes of this month's newsletter are updates and videos. You'll find updates from OpenFOAM®1 1.6.x to 1.7.x for both Caedium and our OpenFOAM for Windows source code patch. And you'll find videos related to Caedium on our new YouTube channel. Also I have a new blog post on something close to all of our hearts - CFD pricing.
Phew, what a month! We have just released a new version of Caedium that is capable of performing both faster and larger CFD simulations than ever before. We've updated all our RANS Flow tutorials to reflect more robust default solver settings, and we've added some new tips to help you simulate faster and better than ever. All that's left for me to do now is get out of your way and let you enjoy it.
Big news this month is a new release of our free Windows patch for OpenFOAM® with 64-bit and parallel capabilities. This is a precursor to providing the same capabilities in the Caedium RANS Flow and Professional add-ons (see sneak peek screenshot), but that's likely next month's lead story. Also check out the latest developments in our our website infrastructure and a blog article with a geeky theme.
Sneak Peek: Caedium on Windows HPC Server 2008 (Cluster)
This month I've been working hard on the next release of Caedium - all I can say at the moment is that soon you'll be able to run larger simulations faster...stay tuned for updates. In other news, I've launched a new poll and I've wrapped up the CFD novice-to-expert blog series - keep reading for more details.