If you’ve been wondering why I’ve been so quiet for the past couple of weeks, the answer is simple: I’d gone to Southern California to visit my family.
Because LA was experiencing a heatwave (the wildfires weren’t helping much either), I spent a fair amount of my time at the beach. As I sat there with my toes dipped in the Pacific ocean, I had a fair amount of time to think about life, universe and even the restaurant at the end of the universe. All sorts of things that you don’t get a chance to fully contemplate when you’re busy living life.
My train of thought about life brought me to work. You see, CFD has been a big part of my life for the past 10 years. During this time I’ve seen a lot of changes. Back then if you spoke with a design engineer at a tradeshow and mentioned CFD you’d invariably get a blank look back from most of them. Fast forward ten years to today and you see a much different picture. CFD has become an integral part of the design process for many progressive organizations. But some organizations are still sitting on the fence because quite frankly they don’t know what CFD can do for them.
If your organization is still unsure about why they should take a closer look at CFD, then you might find this CIMdata whitepaper CFD for Mechanical Design Engineers - “A Paradigm Shift for Better Design” quite informative. CIMdata is widely recognized as a leading source of information about Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The said paper provides CIMdata’s perspective on CFD and the importance of making CFD available to all engineers earlier in the product design/development lifecycle. I also urge you to register for an online presentation co-sponsored by CIMdata titled CFD Analysis for MCAD Designers - Better Products, Faster. The presentation takes place on Tuesday September 22nd and offers an objective point of view on the subject. Even if you may not be able to attend the session on that day, please sign up as people who register will be given access to a recording of the presentation within 48 hours. I think you’ll find it a good spend of 45 minutes.