Hope you are ready for spring, I know I am. It's been a long, cold winter here in New Hampshire. Anyway the Symscape newsletter is here with some spring cheer, including the latest Caedium RANS Flow add-on progress, a new tip for clipping a view and my latest blog post.
It's Symscape newsletter time again, is it just me or does it seem to arrive faster with each passing month? You're right, it's probably just me! As you'll see below we have more Caedium RANS Flow add-on progress to report. You'll also find an update to our tools tutorial and a couple of new blog posts.
Time is certainly flying, 2009 is already here and our Caedium RANS Flow add-on is steadily gaining capabilities ready for its release. In our latest sneak peek image below you can see a low-speed (incompressible) airflow simulation around the YF-17 (F18 prototype) imported as an OpenFOAM case. Also since our previous newsletter we've added some extra website content that is summarized below.
The Caedium RANS Flow add-on development continues; this month we completed support for natural convection for heat transfer with buoyancy and compressible flow. For a sneak peek at a buoyancy-driven flow see the image below. We've also added a new tip on our website for the Accuracy tool and discussed how Computer-Aided Engineering analysis tools relate to product design.
It's taking a little longer than we originally anticipated developing the next major release of Caedium. However, I'm sure once you see the final product you'll agree it was well worth the wait. Read on for a development update.
This month we have a couple of newsworthy developments here at Symscape: the inclusion of Caedium in a recent Desktop Engineering article; and the update of a source code patch for OpenFOAM v1.5.x in support of our upcoming Caedium RANS Flow add-on.
Development continues on our next major release. Hopefully within the next month or two we'll be ready to make a full announcement. In the meantime we've expanded our file downloads and added a new screencast to our examples on our website. You'll also find a new article on dimensionless numbers.
This month we have a visual theme for you. We've expanded our Caedium tutorial tips with lesser known, but useful, Caedium visual features. For those eagerly awaiting news on our OpenFOAM add-on, we can report that development is progressing well.
After a brief vacation we are back hard at work on our OpenFOAM Caedium add-on. As a sneak peek of our OpenFOAM integration effort check out the preliminary properties panel for a fluid flow inlet boundary condition shown in the screenshot below.