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► SimScale Launches Industrial Simulation Workshop Series
  24 Feb, 2021 

SimScale GmbH, the provider of the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation, today announced a series of free workshops held jointly with leading global engineering design firms. The series consists of several two-part workshops on a range of topics, each with a live webinar followed by a hands-on simulation workshop. Expert guest speakers from multiple industries will share their thought-leadership and best practice application of engineering simulation.

Upcoming Events:

!) Design Buildings Faster by Harnessing the Power of the Cloud - with Thornton Tomasetti. Live Webinar March 3 and live hands-on workshop on March 9.

2) Fast & Easy Electronics Thermal Management - with Forwiz System. Live Webinar March 4 and live hands-on workshop on March 10.

3)Digital Innovations in the Design of Sustainable Buildings and Structures - with Mott MacDonald. Live Webinar March 16 and live hands-on workshop on March 23.

Free registration for all events here

► 17 New/Updated CFD Jobs Since Last Week
  21 Feb, 2021 

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

CFD Jobs Database since last week (Sun, Feb 14, 2021):

#16987: OpenFOAM Developer
Centre for Computational Technologies (CCTech), Job in Industry
India, Maharastra, Pune

#16986: Multiple PhD opportunities: Wildfire dynamics
University of New South Wales, PhD Studentship
Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra

#16985: MASc/PhD positions in CFD applied to coronary arteries
University of Toronto, PhD Studentship
Canada, Ontario, Toronto

#16984: SIMULIA– Aerospace CFD Engineer
Dassault Systemes, Job in Industry
United States, Rhode Island, Johnston

#16983: SIMULIA CFD Solver Development Senior Engineer
Dassault Systemes SIMULIA, Job in Industry
United States, Rhode Island, Johnston

#16982: Product Development Engineer (KTP Associate)
University of Exeter and Torin-Sifan Ltd, Job in Industry
United Kingdom, Wiltshire, Swindon

#16981: Modelling of membrane crystallization process
LAGEPP Laboratory, Job in Academia
France, Rhône, Lyon

#16979: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CFD and HPC
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, PostDoc Position
Saudi Arabia, Thuwal

#16978: Efficient Time-extrapolation by recurrence CFD (rCFD)
JKU/Department of Particulate Flow Modelling, PhD Studentship
Austria, Linz

#16977: Particle magnification lens for continuum models
JKU/Department of Particulate Flow Modelling, PhD Studentship
Austria, Linz

#16976: Pos-Doc Research Position until September 2022
IST, PostDoc Position
Portugal, Lisboa

#16975: PhD Studentship until September 2022, plus four years extension
IST, PhD Studentship
Portugal, Região, Lisbon

#16974: Software Engineer - Release Management
NUMECA International, Job in Industry
Belgium, Brussels

#16971: CFD Software Developer
India, Pune

#16968: Simulation and analysis of offshore aquaculture structures
University of Tasmania, PhD Studentship
Australia, Tasmania, Hobart

#16742: Simulation of bio-inspired aerofoil noise reduction techniques
Mechanical Engineering/Biosciences, University of Melbourne, PhD Studentship
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

#16657: Hi-Fi CFD and machine-learning for turbomachinery flows
Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, PhD Studentship
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

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

► LES4ECE'21 - Call for papers now open
  16 Feb, 2021 

France, June 15-18, 2021

Large-Eddy Simulation for Energy Conversion in electric and combustion Engines - hhtp://


The purpose of LES4ECE is to provide an international forum for discussion concerning the research, development and application of high-fidelity CFD approaches and related experimental techniques in the study, design and optimization of energy conversion related to fluid dynamics inside key components of thermal, hybrid and electric powertrains as internal combustion engines (ICE), electric motors (EM), cooling devices and heat exchangers. By broadening the scope of the well-known LES4ICE conference series, LES4ECE’21 aims to support the change of research topics in the field of high-fidelity flow simulations for modern and future powertrain designs, with the ambition to provide an up-to-date forum addressing major developments in the mobility sector.


Further improving the environmental performance of powertrains requires pushing back the prediction limits of simulation tools. Over the last few decades, Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) has attracted a great deal of interest, not only in academic research, but also increasingly for specific industrial flows, for which a time-resolved, non-statistical prediction of large flow scales is essential to capture key aspects and ensure more reliable prediction. These phenomena include mixing in turbulent flows with concentration or density/temperature stratifications, strong unstable and non- periodic features, and more generally flows in which the assumption of isotropic and possibly homogeneous turbulence described by a statistical approach is not appropriate.

Initially developed within the framework of the Navier-Stokes (NS) approaches, the key principle of LES – to precisely resolve large flow scales and to model the effects of small unresolved scales – is also at the basis of other approaches for calculating fluid dynamics which are gaining interest for present and future applications such as Lattice-Boltzmann methods (LBM) or Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH).


From a fundamental point of view, although flows inside ICE and EM or other powertrain devices exhibit some fundamental differences, they share common key features that can be addressed using very similar approaches and codes, making research originally addressing ICE also relevant to address other powertrain devices. In terms of specific features, ICE flows require addressing high-speed turbulent aerodynamics in comparatively large volumes, high-pressure fuel injection, break-up and mixing, as well as the interactions between turbulence and chemical reactions. EM are subject to turbulent non-reactive flows in small passages, and can exhibit low pressure two-phase phenomena and wall films in the case of liquid cooling. A common feature for flows inside ICE, EM and other electrified powertrain components is the heat exchange between a turbulent, single- or two-phase flow and complex walls for cooling or heating purposes. Addressing the underlying Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) problem requires comparable modelling and methodological approaches. A core scientific challenge is the significant difference in time and space scales between the fast convection and conduction in the fluids, and the slower conduction in solids. This requires adapted CHT methodologies to yield reliable predictions at a reasonable computational cost which becomes a primary concern when combined with LES. Among the many physical phenomena to be taken into account in such situations are thermal boundary layers, the formation and evolution of liquid wall films, and phase changes or rheological effects in the fluids under the influence of high temperatures and intense heat fluxes.

Furthermore, past experience has shown that it is crucial in the context of LES to have appropriate experimental data to implement, validate and complement its predictions. Space- and time-resolved, quantitative experimental data is required for the validation and calibration of LES subgrid-scale models for turbulent convection and mixing, multi-phase phenomena, chemical reactions and combustion, thermal wall boundary layers, or heat radiation. Related experiments consist of academic set-ups that allow well-controlled and accessible conditions, while being representative of the real operation of practical interest. Experimental data is also indispensable for providing local and global, time-resolved and averaged data required to support the implementation of LES methodologies to simulate the performance of a component or system under real operating conditions, and to validate and complemen t its predictions. LES4ECE aims to include experimental techniques as in particular optical diagnostics (e.g. PIV, LIF, LIP, etc.) to characterize all aspects of fluid flows (velocities, mixing state, dispersion, liquid wall films, temperatures), as well as techniques to measure temperature and heat fkuxes at wall boundaries (thermocouples, LIP, IR sensing, etc.). It is only by combining LES and experiments that breakthrough can be achieved in terms of understanding and controlling complex flows and their interactions with the walls.

In summary, LES4ECE aims to cover this broad spectrum of high-fidelity simulations and experimental techniques required to deal with the complex flows found inside modern electrified powertrains, as they share a number of common challenges and require similar approaches. We strongly believe that the resulting cross-fertilization between these fields, and the exchanges between researchers and engineers working in them, is of high benefit to the community.


Please go to the conference web page to read a detailed list of topics, prepare an abstract and submit it.

► You're invited to ADT's webinar on TURBOdesign Suite 2021R1 Release
  15 Feb, 2021 

Over the past 21 years, TURBOdesign Suite and its unique 3D inverse design based approach to turbomachinery design has helped many leading companies to develop more efficient designs and hence has contributed in significant reductions in CO2 emissions.

Join the TDSuite 2021R1 Release Webinar on March 4th and discover the new major features and enhancements of this first release.

Sign up and secure your live access for the webinar on March 4th - for free! You'll also have access to the recording and participate in a Q&A after each live session.

► 13 New/Updated CFD Jobs Since Last Week
  14 Feb, 2021 

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

CFD Jobs Database since last week (Sun, Feb 7, 2021):

#16972: Marketing & Sales Executive
BOXERsolutions Ltd and BOXERsolutions kk, Job in Industry
United Kingdom, Cambridge, UK and Kobe, Japan

#16971: CFD Software Developer
India, Pune

#16970: Simulation/CFD Engineer
PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, Job in Industry
Australia, Queensland, Ormeau

#16969: Lecturer in Computational Engineering
University of Exeter, Job in Academia
United Kingdom, Devon, Exeter

#16968: Simulation and analysis of offshore aquaculture structures
University of Tasmania, Job in Academia
Australia, Tasmania, Hobart

#16967: Postdoc in particle-laden turbulent flows
University of Waterloo, PostDoc Position
Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

#16966: Aerodynamics Intern - FT Technologies
FT Technologies, Internship
United Kingdom, England, London

#16965: R&D Mechanical Engineer (KTP Associate)
Kindeva Drug Delivery Ltd, Job in Industry
United Kingdom, Loughborough

#16964: Post-doc position for optimisation of thermal processing plants
University of Luxembourg, Job in Academia
Luxembourg, Luxemburg

#16888: High-Order Computational Fluid Dynamics for Combustion
Loughborough University, PhD Studentship
United Kingdom, Loughborough

#16858: Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics
Syracuse University, PhD Studentship
United States, New York, Syracuse

#16708: Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics - CFD for Fall 2021
University of Houston, PhD Studentship
United States, Texas, Houston

#16679: Multiple PhD positions in ROM/LES/ML/DA/UQ/DT
Oklahoma State University, PhD Studentship
United States, Oklahoma, Stillwater

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

► Tecplot Webinar: Visualizing Higher Order Elements, Feb. 24th 2021
    9 Feb, 2021 

February 24, 2021

Our February webinar welcomes Dr. Scott Imlay, Tecplot CTO. He will discuss his research on visualization of higher-order CFD results. CFD code developers are adopting higher-order finite-element CFD methods due to their potential to reduce computation cost while maintaining accuracy. These techniques have been an area of research for many years and are becoming more widely available in popular CFD codes. The webinar content is based on Scott's technical presentation at AIAA SciTech 2021.

This webinar will be followed by Q&A. If you have questions now, you can enter them when you register. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions during the live webinar.

If you can't attend the live webinar, register anyway to receive a link to the recording.

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► AzoreCFD Support Now Built-in to Latest Pointwise Meshing Software
  24 Feb, 2021
The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software includes a native interface to the AzoreCFD flow solver. "Pointwise is committed to empowering solver development of any type, which is why we developed a flexible and powerful plugin SDK for mesh export and import," said Patrick Baker,
► 28X Increase in Simulation Speed by Using Pointwise Meshes
    9 Feb, 2021
Pointwise released the case study, 28X Increase in Simulation Speed by Using Pointwise Meshes which explains how in collaboration with NASA GRC, ADSCFD applied the ADSCFD GPU accelerated CFD with Pointwise meshes to reduce simulation times by 28x.
► CAESES 5 -- New Major Release Available Now
    2 Feb, 2021
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS is pleased to announce the highly anticipated major release of our flagship CAE integration and optimization platform CAESES. CAESES automates your CFD-driven design process allowing you to explore the design space and to optimize your designs. CAESES features both a very powerful fully-parametric modeler and several advanced morphing
► Cadence to Acquire NUMECA International
  20 Jan, 2021
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NUMECA International, a leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, multi-physics simulation and optimization. The addition of NUMECA’s technologies and talent supports the Cadence® Intelligent System Design™ strategy and broadens its
► Announcing FLOW-3D HYDRO
    5 Jan, 2021
Flow Science has launched FLOW-3D HYDRO, the complete CFD modeling solution for the civil and environmental engineering industry.  FLOW-3D HYDRO features a streamlined, water-focused user interface and offers new simulation templates for efficient modeling workflows, as well as expanded training materials geared to the needs of the civil or environmental engineer.
► Mesh Adaptation That Works
  15 Dec, 2020
Pointwise has published the case study, Mesh Adaptation That Works, which explains how Pointwise and ISimQ have developed a new mesh adaption process that achieves the hopes and promises of adaption from long ago by removing mesh generator skill from the CFD analysis process to produce consistent, high-quality simulation results.

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► Digester Upgrades Down Under | WWD - Water & Wastes Digest
  24 Feb, 2021
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► Thornton Tomasetti VP Alejandra Menchaca to Participate in U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium - Citybizlist
  24 Feb, 2021
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  24 Feb, 2021
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  24 Feb, 2021
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  24 Feb, 2021
► Cadence Completes Acquisition of NUMECA - Business Wire
  24 Feb, 2021


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