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► Design Studies and Shape Optimization: CAESES/FRIENDSHIP-Framework Basic Training
  15 Apr, 2014 

Interested in getting started with CAESES or its pro-edition FRIENDSHIP-Framework (FFW),
for the purpose of

CFD-based design studies and shape optimization?

Then visit us this May, 6-7th 2014, for our next basic training in Potsdam, Germany.
We will give you an effective introduction, which brings you up to speed with CAESES/FFW in just 2 days.

For details and registration, please see our website.


► Call for abstracts for the 14th FLOW-3D European Users Conference
  14 Apr, 2014 

The call for abstracts for the 14th FLOW-3D European Users Conference closes Friday, April 25th. We invite you to share your experiences, present your success stories and obtain valuable feedback from your fellow FLOW-3D users and Flow Science staff. If you are interested in presenting, please email your abstract to Abstract guidelines are available on our website:

► 14 New/Updated CFD Jobs Since Last Week
  13 Apr, 2014 

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

CFD Jobs Database since last week (Sun, Apr 6, 2014):

#11783: CFD Engineer
Fast Flow Technology, Contract Work
India, New Delhi

#11782: Software Engineering Manager
Siemens PLM, Job in Industry
India, Tamilnadu, Chennai

#11781: Account Managers
NUMECA International SA, Job in Industry
Belgium, Brussels

#11780: CFD Developer
Newmerical Technologies Int., Contract Work
Canada, Quebec, Montreal

#11779: CFD engineer
IBH (Engineeringoffice Dr. Heiser, Contract Work
Germany, Mannheim

#11778: Post doc in Otolaryngology - CFD
Duke University Medical Center, OHNS, PostDoc Position
United States, North Carolina, Durham

#11777: PhD research fellowship in fluid mechanics/plasma physics
University of Oslo, department of Mathematics, PhD Studentship
Norway, Oslo, Oslo

#11776: Interaction of Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Oceanic Boundary
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, PhD Studentship
United Kingdom

#11772: Master and Ph.D. Studentships in Pusan National University
Pusan National University, Diploma Work
South Korea, Busan

#11771: Instabilities in sea-ice
Université Libre de Bruxelles, PostDoc Position
Belgium, Brussels, Brussels

#11769: Novel Hybrid RANS-LES Methods
University of Wyoming, PostDoc Position
United States, Wyoming, Laramie

#11768: Application Engineer
CD-adapco, Job in Industry
United Kingdom, London

#11767: Numerical fire simulations in real-time
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Civil Security and Traffic, PhD Studentship
Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Juelich

#11725: Numerical Modeling of Electrohydrodynamics
Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, PhD Studentship
Turkey, Istanbul

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

► Call for papers: The 2nd OpenFOAM User Conference 2014
  11 Apr, 2014 

We invite worldwide OpenFOAM users to present at the 2nd OpenFOAM User Conference. The topics relevant to the following industries are most welcome: Automotive and Ground Transportation, Chemical, Marine, Energy, Heavy Industry.

Please submit your abstracts of 300-400 words for consideration by 30th June 2014. Abstracts must be clearly marked with the presentation title, author's name, organization, address, phone numbers and email address.

E-mail your abstract to

► 45th NIA CFD Seminar: Walsh Functions in Numerical Simulation: A New Framework for Solving Nonlinear Systems of PDEs
    8 Apr, 2014 

45th NIA CFD Seminar

Topic: Walsh Functions in Numerical Simulation: A New Framework for Solving Nonlinear Systems of PDEs

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Time: 11:00am-noon (EST)

Room: NIA, Rm141

Speaker: Peter Gnoffo

Speaker Bio: Dr. Peter Gnoffo is Senior Computational Aerothermodynamicist at NASA Langley Research Center. He earned his Ph.D in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University in 1983. He joined NASA in 1974 after receiving a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. The subject lecture follows recent work published in the Journal of Computational Physics, Vol 258, pp 650-688, Feb 2014, titled ‘Global Series Solutions of Nonlinear Differential Equations with Shocks Using Walsh Functions.’

Abstract: A segmented, orthonormal basis function set composed of Walsh Functions is used for deriving global solutions (valid over the entire domain) to nonlinear differential equations that include discontinuities. A powerful, self-mapping characteristic of this set is closure under multiplication — the product of any two elements of the set is also an element of the set: gn(x) gm(x) = gk(x) (xb – xa)^{-1/2}. In the same way that Fourier series are used to generate global solutions to linear problems, this self-mapping property under multiplication allows similar approaches to non-linear problems. A new derivation of the basis functions applies a fractal-like algorithm (infinitely self-similar) focused on the distribution of segment lengths. Only two segment lengths are allowed in a group p. A recursive-folding algorithm that propagates fundamental symmetries to successive functions in the series determines the distribution of segment lengths. Functions, including those with discontinuities, may be represented on the domain as a series in gn(x) with no occurrence of a Gibbs phenomenon (ringing) across the discontinuity. Integrals and derivatives are computed using simple matrix multiplication of series representations of functions without the need for divided differences. A FORTRAN module for supporting Walsh function simulations is discussed. Examples are discussed for solution of the time dependent problems: an advection equation, a Burgers equation, and a Riemann problem.

Additional information, including the webcast link, can be found at the NIA CFD Seminar website, which is temporarily located at

► Webinar to Feature Supersonic Aircraft Design with Pointwise and SU2
    8 Apr, 2014 

FORT WORTH, TX (8 April 2014)—Pointwise will host a joint webinar on 29 April with Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics entitled “Supersonic Aircraft Shape Design Powered by SU2 and Pointwise.” The webinar, at 11 a.m. CDT (GMT -5), details how Pointwise and the open-source SU2 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver can be used to tackle supersonic aircraft design.

The webinar will be hosted by Travis Carrigan, Pointwise senior engineer; Thomas D. Economon, Trent Lukaczyk and Dr. Francisco Palacios of Stanford. Their biographies are available at

To register, go to

The webinar will demonstrate how to formulate and solve a shape design problem in SU2, using a continuous adjoint formulation to obtain the sensitivities for gradient-based optimization. Recent advances in simulation-based design opens doors to new supersonic aircraft designs with reduced sonic boom impacts, an important advance because current regulations do not permit supersonic flight over land due to sonic boom noise. The design of these aircraft requires accurate predictions of sonic boom on the ground and techniques for shaping the aircraft to achieve a desired boom signature while maintaining performance.

Watertight, surface and volume meshes for complex geometries can be quickly generated in Pointwise and exported to the native SU2 format. A properly constructed mesh aids in accurately predicting boom on the ground. A new script for Pointwise helps designers generate free-form deformation boxes for geometry parameterization and shape design in SU2.

The webinar will include a discussion of proper settings for the flow and adjoint problems, objectives and constraints, free form deformation design variables and mesh deformation. Optimal shape design results from SU2 for the Lockheed Martin 1021 aircraft from the 1st AIAA Sonic Boom Prediction Workshop will be presented.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM 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.

More information about Pointwise is available at

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


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