Pointwise Monthly Mesh from Applied CCM – April 2019

Frigate Helipad Our April 2019 Mesh showcases a frigate, called the Simple Frigate Shape (SFS2). SFS2 is a standard case for experimental validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models for airwake turbulence characteristics of frigate helipads. A real frigate (Figure 1) is shown in operation with a helicopter about to land. The helicopter is in.. read more →

Pointwise Monthly Mesh from Applied CCM – March 2019

Golf Driver Meshing This is the third in a series of articles you will see from us in 2019 about meshes we have been working on. The March mesh showcases a golf club – specifically a golf driver. We all know that PGA tour professionals hit the gold driver very hard. PGA Tour statistics show.. read more →

Pointwise Monthly Mesh from Applied CCM – February 2019

Applied CCM are the distributors of Pointwise in Australia and New Zealand. This is the second in a series of meshing articles you will see from us in 2019. February’s mesh showcases twin-box decks of a bridge on a Pointwise mesh. Examples of bridges that adopt twin-box deck arrangements are:  Yi Sun-sin suspension bridge located.. read more →

Melbourne Computational Fluid Dynamics Meetup – 6th Feb 2019

Our inaugural Melbourne Computational Fluid Dynamics Meetup (MCFDM) will consist of two talks on Computational Fluid Dynamics. The agenda is as follows: 5:45pm: Firstly: Arrival, with refreshments available (pizza ordered) for a 6.00pm start. 6.00pm: Next: Speakers (2) 30 mins each for the presentation and questions Speakers: Scott Burch, Garry Rogers Motorsports Topic: V8 Supercar.. read more →

The evolution of CFD at Garry Rogers Motorsport

Look at the evolution of fluid dynamics and you’ll quickly realize that our understanding of the subject has advanced a great deal in a relatively short space of time.  To read the story of American entrepreneur George Westinghouse, his ideas and inventions reference the avant-garde physicists of the period like Lord Kelvin and Sir George.. read more →

Caelus 8.04 Released

The next major version of Caelus, 8.04, was released today. This release comes with a new Python library, waves library, and several other application and library improvements. Here’s a summary of the new capabilities: Caelus Python Library (CPL) is re-write and major upgrade over the previous Python library provided with Caelus. The library provides utilities for.. read more →

Caelus 7.04 Released

The next major version of Caelus, 7.04, was released today. This release is the largest release to date with major new capabilities in both the library as well as application-based features. Here’s a summary of the new capabilities: cfMesh, a GPL meshing library from Creative Fields d.o.o. (https://sourceforge.net/projects/cfmesh/) PIMPLE-based incompressible transient solver with Lagrangian particle.. read more →

Webinar on V8 Supercar design with CFD

Applied CCM will present a webinar entitled “V8 Supercar design with CFD” on 21 March 2017 at 7.30pm AEDT (GMT+11). In this webinar, discover: The aerodynamic anatomy of V8 Supercars How GRM use CFD to design V8 Supercars How to utilise 2D T-Rex to more efficiently resolve surface curvature How to automatically match unstructured and.. read more →

Evolution of the S60 V8 Supercar Aerodynamics

By Scott Burch, CFD Engineer, Garry Rogers Motorsport After such a successful debut season with the Volvo in 2014, we were left feeling very confident with the aerodynamics of the S60 V8 Supercar. Obviously the other manufacturers were confident that we had done a good job too because in 2015, no less than three manufacturers elected.. read more →

Caelus v6.10 released

In keeping with the April/October bi-annual release schedule, the next major version of Caelus, 6.10, was released today. We’ll continue to deliver bi-annual releases until at least 7.04 in April of 2017. Efforts continue to be put toward robustness and performance, with attention directed toward the linear solvers in this release. The new preconditioners/smoother are.. read more →