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📚 Books for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
A new post on my blog of the best CFD books to learn more about Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Turbulence & Compressible Flows.
🚀 Simulating the NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine (Free)
In this course, you will learn to conduct CFD analysis of NREL Phase VI wind turbine. You will learn every thing from scratch and using only basic data (NREL phase VI report, document number 29955.pdf) available on NREL website such as airfoil coordinates, twist angle and chord length along radial stations and torque values for different wind speeds.
💻 GPU me up, Scotty!
With Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2022.1, Siemens is opening the door to a new era of CFD simulation speed-up techniques. With NVIDIA GPU-enabled acceleration you can now achieve faster turnaround times running your CFD on GPUs – at a significantly lower per-simulation cost.
🧠 AI Helps Predict and Sketch Computer-Aided Design Models
Parametric computer-aided design (CAD) is the dominant paradigm in mechanical engineering for physical design. Distinguished by relational geometry, parametric CAD models begin as two-dimensional sketches consisting of geometric primitives (e.g., line segments, arcs) and explicit constraints between them (e.g., coincidence, perpendicularity) that form the basis for three-dimensional construction operations. Training machine learning models to reason about and synthesize parametric CAD designs has the potential to reduce design time and enable new design workflows.
💻 Engineering Tool of the Week – Code-Aster
Code-Aster is a free FEA program that offers structural analysis and thermodynamic analysis. Their documentation shows a very large list of nonlinear analysis capabilities including internal couplings analysis, mechanical, thermal loadings, dynamics (modal analysis, linear transient response, etc.), thermal analysis, and much more.
📚 Book of the Week
An Analysis of the Finite Element Method
A complete classic by Gilbert Strang and George Fix, first published in 1973. The original book demonstrates the solid mathematical foundation of the finite element idea, and the reasons for its success. The second part is a new textbook by Strang. It provides examples, codes, and exercises to connect the theory of the Finite Element Method directly to the applications.
The reader will learn how to assemble the stiffness matrix K and solve the finite element equations KU=F. Discontinuous Galerkin methods with a numerical flux function are now included. Strang's approach is direct and focuses on learning finite elements by using them.
🎬 Animation of the Week
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