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UCLA Researchers Simulate Injured Human Leg

Researchers at UCLA have created the first detailed computer simulation model of an injured human leg–complete with spurting blood. The simulation is designed to make training for combat medics more realistic. “To create the simulator model, researchers combined detailed knowledge of anatomy with real-life CAT scans and MRIs to map out layers of a human leg–the bone, the soft tissue containing muscle and blood vessels and the skin surrounding everything. Then the design team applied physics and mathematical equations, fluid dynamics, and pre-determined rates of blood flow from specific veins and arteries to simulate blood loss for wounds of varying sizes and severity.”

Agenda Published: HPC-Based CFD for Offshore Renewable Energy Workshop

The speaker agenda has been published for the HPC-Based CFD for Offshore Renewable Energy Workshop. The two-day event takes place April 7-8 at Lancaster University in the UK.

Siemens to Acquire CD-adapco

siemensToday Siemens AG in Germany announced plans Monday to acquire HPC software maker CD-adapco in a stock purchase agreement valued at $970 million. “As part of its Vision 2020, Siemens is acquiring CD-adapco and sharpening its focus on growth in digital business and expanding its portfolio in the area of industry software,” said Siemens managing board member Klaus Helmrich.

FLOW-3D Release Scales CFD up to 512 Cores

Flow Science has just released FLOW-3D/MP v6.1, the high-performance computing version of its flagship CFD software, FLOW-3D. Enhancements include active simulation control, batch post processing and report generation. “Our 5-6 day simulations became 15-18 hour simulations using FLOW-3D/MP running on our cluster with Infiniband interconnect,” said Dr. Justin Crapps of Los Alamos National Labs. “Decreased simulation time allows us to investigate more design options and additional physics/phenomenological complexity.”

JYU Sets World Record for Pore-scale Flow Simulations

An interdisciplinary research team from JYU in Finland has set a new world record in the field of fluid flow simulations through porous materials. The team, coordinated by Dr. Keijo Mattila from the University of Jyväskylä, used the world’s largest 3D images of a porous material–synthetic X-ray tomography images of the microstructure of Fontainebleau sandstone, and successfully simulated fluid flow through a sample of the size of 1.5 cubic centimeters with a submicron resolution.

NUMECA CFD Moves to the Cloud with UberCloud Containers

Today NUMECA announced that its complete suite of CFD software powered by UberCloud application software containers are now available as a service in any cloud.

Until recently it was my firm belief that cloud computing for engineering applications is one of the next big challenges we have to solve,” said Professor Charles Hirsch, President and founder of NUMECA International, and world-renowned expert on Computational Fluid Dynamics. “But when we came across UberCloud’s new application container technology and containerized all our CFD software packages we were surprised about the ease of use and access to any computing system on demand.”

Is MDX the Future of Engineering Simulation?

“By adopting an MDX philosophy, engineers are able to test designs automatically from the early concept stages and against all of the physical factors that might influence a system’s performance. It assesses which set of design parameters will break a system, and which will improve it. This pushes back the simulation process to force engineers to question every assumption they have made within a design, and optimise it appropriately by assessing a simulation with multiple operating scenarios.”

Pointwise Improves Mesh Generation Capabilities

Pointwise has announced the latest release of its meshing software featuring new native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics codes.

Intelligent Light: Breaking the Disk IO Bottleneck in CFD by Eliminating It

“FieldView products and services from Intelligent Light have been specifically developed to help CFD users get more reliable results in less time from their CFD investments. Post-processing can be the most important step in the CFD process -this is where the “pay off” occurs – where you gain insight and make decisions. Yet it is often overlooked when planning effective CFD workflows.”

US Air Force Awards Pointwise $1.2 Million CFD Contract

Pointwise, a software company specializing in grid generation and pre-processing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), has been awarded a two-year, $1.2 million contract from the US Air Force Materiel Command, part of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), located at Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.