20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference – 5th-8th December 2016

The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC) series is held biennially in December and is supported by the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (www.afms.org.au). The conference moves around Australia and New Zealand being hosted by Universities in the different countries. This year was the 20th conference and was hosted by the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth… 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 →

Pointwise V18 Now available

A major new release of Pointwise for CFD mesh generation is now available for download and production use. It includes the biggest change to our core meshing technology since the addition of T-Rex for boundary layer resolving hybrid meshes in 2007. Specifically, you now can: generate quad-dominant surface meshes extrude unstructured hexahedral layers for boundary.. read more →

This Is How I Mesh – Darrin Stephens

I’m Darrin Stephens, Director of Applied CCM Pty Ltd and I was born and raised in Innisfail, a small country town in the far north of the state of Queensland, Australia. Being in the far north, Innisfail was hot and humid where the rainfall each year is measured in meters. The local industry was mostly.. read more →

Deciding between Open Source and Proprietary CFD software

Companies are deploying open source CFD software in a range of different ways. Although we know of no formal measures available, it seems from anecdotal evidence that it’s use is growing. We often encounter companies in the process of either making the decision to switch to open source CFD software or after the decision has.. read more →

Benchmarking Caelus tutorials on different operating systems

Caelus 4.10 is supported on eight (8) operating systems (OS’s), Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, RedHat EL 6.x, RedHat EL 7.x, Mac OSX 10.9.5 and 10.10. This article presents results from some benchmarking work conducted at Applied CCM on six of the supported operating systems. Support for Apple OSX was in.. read more →

Porting a new solver to Caelus

I’ve been meaning to write an article about SCons and was having a hard time deciding how to present it. And procrastination might have been a factor as well. Anyway, a @caelus_cml twitter follower asked about porting a custom OpenFOAM solver to Caelus so explaining how do to that might be the best way to get started. Being.. read more →

Caelus: a new direction in open-source CFD

It’s been a busy last couple of months for Applied CCM. In fact, so busy I haven’t been able to write our first meaningful blog post! We’ve been busy with a lot things – customers, projects, conferences, a new website. But the most important activity was the release of our fork of OpenFOAM, called Caelus. There are.. read more →