Let's put all the work-related icky stuff in its own post this week.
First up: CAE news
This SolidWorks screencast on Excel Tips for Engineers is full of valuable information. My favorite? Using data validation to make user friendly pick lists.
The Turbulence Mechanics/CFD Group at the University of Manchester maintains a web server with links to several valuable resources including the ERCOFTAC classic database. My favorite in the latter? Case 31, backward facing step.
Not to be outdone, the ERCOFTAC Sig 15 web site hosts turbulence modeling test cases including Case 8.2, flow through an axisymmetric plane diffuser.
The folks at SpaceDev have designed the Dream Chaser, a spacecraft based on NASA's HL-20, for space transport including ISS servicing.
ACUSIM's CFD software is being used for simulation of wind turbine rotor blades.
libMesh is a C++ framework for numerical simulation of PDE-based systems and comes from the CFDLab at the University of Texas at Austin.
CFDEM is open source software for CFD and other disciplines. (Not much info is available at the present time.)
SimuTech's Engineering Simulation blog.
EnSuite is a multi-CAD digital mockup system for easy access to CAD data regardless of the originating software.
The 8th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference will be held on 13-16 September 2010 in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.
If the phrase "Hausdorff distance" means something to you, this article from MeshLab's blog about measuring the distance between two meshes is right up your alley.
AfterCAD blogs about CAD in the cloud. (Cloud is the new black or green or clear or whatever.)
The proceedings from SolidWorks World 2010 are now at your fingertips.
CD-adapco announced the dates and locations for their STAR Conferences.
An interesting article on CFD and meshes from MCADCafe Weekly.
Discretizer is a free mesh program for CFD. Here's its user manual.
ECORA: Evaluation of Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods for Reactor Safety Analysis.
Opennovation is an open source engineering portal, your one-stop shop for news, links, other resources, and profiles of open source engineering software.
Ready for internet and social media stuff?
ProBlogger is a blog about blogging.
So is Copyblogger.
Rise To The Top is a business blog.
Here's a gallery of CSS navigation techniques.
Things you don't know about your customers including "they like short lines."
How to create a breadcrumb menu using CSS.
Eric Meyer's work on CSS.
Web development tutorials from Nettuts+.
30 web sites to follow if you're into web development.
Creating a 3D cube in CSS.
There's a reason for the dullness. More to come.