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► 13 New/Updated CFD Jobs Since Last Week
  30 Aug, 2015 

The following new or updated CFD jobs have been posted in the  

CFD Jobs Database since last week (Sun, Aug 23, 2015):

#12946: Developer
Flow Science, Inc., Job in Industry
United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe

#12945: Postdoctoral Position (or PhD Student Position) in Computation
TUM, Job in Academia
Germany, Bavaria, Freising

#12944: Attribute engineer for thermal management and aerodynamics
TVS Motor Company, Job in Industry
India, TN, Hosur

#12943: Numerical and Experimental Study of Cavitation
University of Warwick, PostDoc Position
United Kingdom, Coventry

#12942: Senior Engineer
Pacific Mindware Engineering Pvt Ltd (Subsidiary of ESI Group), Job in Industry
India, Maharashtra, Pune

#12940: Numerical Simulation of Electrocoalescence using SPH
Sabanci University-Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, PhD Studentship
Turkey, Istanbul

#12939: Numerical Simulation of Electrocoalescence using SPH
Sabanci University-Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, PostDoc Position
Turkey, Istanbul

#12937: CFD Analyst
Southland Industries, Job in Industry
United States, Virginia, Dulles

#12936: Executive Engineer, Process Simulation
Techno Force Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Job in Industry
India, Maharastra, Mumbai

#12935: PhD position in CFD of supersonic two-phase flows
Université de Sherbrooke, PhD Studentship
Canada, Québec, Sherbrooke

#12934: Senior CFD Development Engineer
ADINA R & D, Job in Industry
United States, MA, Watertown

#12854: Post-Doc Mikrofluidische Mehrphasenströmungen
TU Dresden, PostDoc Position
Germany, Dresden

#12733: PhD Project: Molecular Dynamics of Organic Solar Cells
University of Bayreuth, PhD Studentship
Germany, Bavaria, Bayreuth

To learn more about these jobs please visit the CFD Jobs Database at

► Webinar: Introducing 3Dlab & New Features of TURBOdesign Suite 6
  27 Aug, 2015 

TURBOdesign Suite is a unique aerodynamic and hydrodynamic 3D design software package that allows users to design, analyze and optimize all types of turbomachinery, such as axial, mixed-flow, or centrifugal pumps, compressors, fans, turbines and torque converters. Using the software, designers evaluate turbomachinery package size and performance predictions, perform detailed 3D blade design with 3D inverse design capabilities, analyze flow information per component, stage performances with turbomachinery specific 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and automate exploration of the design space with automatic optimization capabilities.

Short Abstract:

Advanced Design Technology is proud to announce the release of TURBOdesign Suite v6 - a major update to the Suite with significant new functionality and new modules to enable a faster, more effective design process for all engineers. In this 1 hour webinar we will highlight the main features of the release through the design of a turbocharger compressor:

  • Newly developed, validated, map prediction capability within TURBOdesign Pre
  • An updated, modern interface for 3D blade design in TURBOdesign 1
  • Enhanced post-processing capabilities utilising user-definable functions
  • Creation of a Design of Experiments analysis using new functionality now fully contained within TURBOdesign Optima
  • Analysis of the DoE results using Kriging Response Surface Modelling, again fully integrated within TURBOdesign Optima
  • Export of the final optimum design as a solid model including the backplate and fillets utilising a new module to the suite - TURBOdesign 3Dlab

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn what's new in TURBOdesign Suite 6, including major enhancements to TURBOdesign Optima
  • Discover the newest addition to the suite - 3Dlab
  • See how TURBOdesign Suite brings tighter integration to the design process than ever before

In an attempt to accomodate your schedule we will be hosting a live webinar at both 9AM BST and 12PM EDT.

► Self Financed One Week Training on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with OpenFOAM, Dec 2015, India
  26 Aug, 2015 

India, December 21, 2015

The goal of the present training is to objectively
appreciate the open source CFD code OpenFOAM for use on
various types of problem. CFD tool has traditionally been
provided by commercial vendors with costly annual licence
fees. This training gives the platform to the participant to
understand OpenFOAM for basic to advanced to programming level.



Course Overview

It is balanced course for the binger in the CFD field.
Course is designed such a way that it will give
comprehensive introduction to the open source CFD toolbox
OpenFOAM® (Open Field Operation and Manipulation). The
important prospect of this course, it allows the participant
to build up their understanding in all the aspect to
OpenFOAM as a general-purpose CFD solver.

For more detail please visit

Disclaimer & Usage of trade marks
OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® are registered trademarks of ESI.
This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD
Limited, the producer of the OpenFOAM software.

► PADT Opens New ANSYS Sales and Support Office in Southern California
  25 Aug, 2015 

PADT is pleased to announce that we have opened our latest office, this time in Torrance California. It is focused on ANSYS sales and support to new customers in the area.

Read more about it on our blog:

Or see the press release here:

► Pointwise, Sculptor and OpenFOAM Webinar to Feature Automotive Design Optimization
  25 Aug, 2015 

FORT WORTH, TX (25 August 2015) – Pointwise and Optimal Solutions will present a webinar entitled “Automotive Design Optimization using Pointwise, Sculptor, and OpenFOAM” on 15 September at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT - 5). For more information or to register, go to

High quality meshing coupled with robust shape deformation techniques enable large design space exploration for optimization without the need to remesh the geometry. To demonstrate this, we introduce a collection of best practices for cleaning complex analytic CAD encountered in the automotive industry and demonstrate a robust meshing technology in Pointwise that can automatically generate high quality boundary layer resolved meshes that retain their quality when morphed by Optimal Solutions’ Sculptor during the optimization process.

The case study for this work is the DrivAer model developed by the Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at the Technische Universität München. Using this geometry, we demonstrate a technique called Solid Meshing to heal faults in the geometry and recover the original engineering intent and when coupled with T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) enables automated, high quality volumetric grid generation.

Using the DrivAer mesh, we define a set of volumetric shape deformations using few design variables within Sculptor. A technology called Arbitrary Shape Deformation is used to smoothly morph the nodes of the mesh that are inside of the volumetric deformation space. Even for large deformations, this technology can maintain surface boundary layer thickness and orientation.

By eliminating the requirement to remesh after each volumetric deformation, solution changes are minimized and primarily subjected to the changes seen by the OpenFOAM flow results due to model differences. Also, all tools have been coupled to form an automated optimization framework making it possible to find the subtle shape changes that produce large improvements in design performance.

This webinar will demonstrate how to

• Quickly clean up and organize dirty CAD using Solid Meshing.
• Generate a high quality surface and volume mesh using T-Rex.
• Save time by directly examining grid quality metrics within Pointwise.
• Export grid and boundary conditions in native OpenFOAM format.
• Easily define shape deformation control points using Sculptor.

Presenters will be Pointwise’s Travis Carrigan and Mark Landon from Optimal Solutions.

Mark Landon is the Chief Technology Officer and founder of Optimal Solutions software. He is the architect of Sculptor, a program for morphing CAD, CFD, FEA, geometry and shape optimization. Dr. Landon holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Structural Mechanics from Brigham Young University (1989). He has also been an Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Colorado, the University of Idaho, and Brigham Young University, a Senior Advisory Engineer at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (1993 to 2011). Previous employment includes working on the Space Shuttle Main Engines and performing aerodynamics shape optimization of supersonic and hypersonic vehicles for DOD & NASA.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

Optimal Solutions’ flagship product Sculptor provides innovative, proprietary technology, Arbitrary Shape Deformation, so engineers can deliver improved/optimized designs for many applications in less time than using traditional methods. Sculptor gives the engineer the tools to morph CAD, FEA, multi-physics CAE, CFD, or other geometric numerical models to find those subtle changes that create substantial improvements in design performance. Sculptor has an internal Optimization Control Center or it can be linked to most commercial and governmental optimization codes to fully automate the analysis/optimization process. Design of Experiments with Surface Response Methodology with graphics can be used to quickly explore and visualize the design space. Multiple Disciplinary Analysis and Optimization, fluid structure interaction, Shape Matching, and applying the deformations on the original CAD models are just a few of the areas where Sculptor has been used by many of the world’s leading institutions.

More information about Pointwise is available at

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


For more information:
Andrea Alvarado

► WEBINAR: Full System Simulation of a Micro Gas Turbine, Sep. 22 2015
  25 Aug, 2015 

United States, September 22, 2015

This webinar focuses on how CFD/CHT simulation was used to discover better designs faster, ultimately yielding a highly reliable and cost-efficient micro turbine capable of generating 3kW of power.

GUEST SPEAKER: Dipl.-Ing. Rene Braun of B&B-AGEMA is our special guest for this webinar. B&B-AGEMA in Aachen, Germany, is established as an independent engineering company. The company enjoys a worldwide reputation with over 20 years of experience in the research and development of components and innovative design of turbomachinery and power plant technologies.

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