Update for book, Nov. 4.

I am still writing book. Hopefully, it will be done this month.

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Update for book, Oct. 9.

I accelerated with book’s writing. Here there is a last update.

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High Adoption of CFD by Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, General Dynamics, and Bombardier Aerospace Favoring Market Growth: Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global computational fluid dynamics (CFD) market is expected to reach USD 1.82 billion by 2020, growing at a steady CAGR of nearly 9%.

Global CFD market is expected to reach USD 1.82 billion by 2020, growing at a steady CAGR of nearly 9%.

This research report titled ‘Global CFD Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. The report presents the vendor landscape and the corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors in the market based on revenue. The report, also, considers the revenue obtained from the sales of software licenses.

The aerospace and defense industry manufacturers are facing high pressure to reduce the product development cycle. CFD is mainly used in the second stage of the product development cycle. In the designing stage, the simulation and optimization processes are carried out using software such as computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. The designing stage is a vital stage in the product development life cycle as it can reduce the time and cost of production of aerospace and defense products. Hence, industries are highly dependent on the software to reduce product development cycle time.

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I am writing a book about CFD and decided to publish a roadmap here:

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CD-adapco To Host CFD Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry Event

The Oil, Gas and Chemical CFD Conference to be held May 19-20 in Houston will show how engineers can leverage CFD simulation to address cost concerns during the economic downturn

New York And London (PRWEB) CD-adapco, a global provider of multidisciplinary engineering simulation and design exploration software, is hosting the Oil, Gas and Chemical CFD Conference on May 19-20 in Houston.

This premier biennial event brings together leading professionals from the Oil, Gas and Chemical industries and gives them a platform to share their experiences in the application of CFD to improve designs and reduce costs without compromising safety. Participating speakers include, but are not limited to, General Motors, Shell, OneSubsea and Technip.

“Whether driven by the lower-for-longer Oil & Gas market, or the need for innovative new products, CFD is invaluable in helping engineers understand design performance, explore alternatives, and provide solutions at lower cost without compromising safety,” said Alex Read, CD-adapco’s Director for Business Development in the Oil & Gas industry. “As companies involved in these sectors seek to remain profitable, they are increasingly turning to engineering simulation to improve product longevity and reduce operating costs.”

The conference aims to share experiences and best practices from across the engineering world. This year’s event will feature a presentation from General Motors, a pioneer in successfully applying CFD in solving complex engineering problems to reduce time and cost. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the methods and modes to achieve such success.

Featured speakers at the event are Dr. Ray Cocco, President at Particulate Solids Research, Inc., and Dr. Kevin Farrell, Principal Engineer for Fluid Flow & Process Heat Transfer at Heat Transfer Research, Inc. The event will include the following sessions: Heat Exchangers, Separation, Process Safety, Fire and Smoke, Fluidization, Design of Offshore Floating Vessels, Flow-Induced Vibration, Flow Assurance and Combustion.

“The demand for materials with novel functionalities drives the chemical industry to be innovative and make their processing steps more efficient,” said Dr. Ravindra Aglave, CD-adapco’s Director for Business Development in the Chemical & Process Industry. “CFD simulation is essential during development of those processes such as mixing, separation and reactions. The ability to couple particle flows using DEM and fluid flow using CFD has opened a way to solve a whole new area of problems in fluidization and particle attrition. It continues to build on our message of ‘Discover Better Designs, Faster.’”

Registration for the Oil, Gas and Chemical CFD Conference is available at http://www.cfdhouston2016.com

Siemens is buying CD-adapco

Germany’s Siemens makes the first big headline of 2016 with the announcement that it will buy simulation company CD-adapco for a whopping $970M.
Siemens PLM is best known in the CAD world as the maker of enterprise CAD, CAM and CAE software, notably NX and Teamcenter, as well as Solid Edge. Melville, New York’s CD-adapco was the last big independent CFD company. The 900-person-strong CD-adpaco was able to boast a 2015 revenue of $200M and claimed a growth rate of 12 percent year over year for the last three years, according to the joint company press release.

With other CFD companies being scarfed up by CAD and CAE companies with bigger ambitions (Fluent went to ANSYS, Blue Ridge Numerics to Autodesk), CD-adapco was the last of the big independent CFD holdouts.

With the death of its founder last year, Steve MacDonald, the reins were passed to wife Sharron MacDonald, whose single biggest act of her short tenure was getting Siemens to fork over five times her company’s revenue.

We didn’t see this coming. CD-adapco had been so public in their affection for Dassault Systèmes at last year’s annual user meeting that our Shawn Wasserman came close to suggesting they get a room. (See “What CFD Software Giant Could Join the 3DEXPERIENCE?”)

Had the competition to acquire CD-adapco set off a bidding war between Siemens and Dassault that bumped up the price? We may never know. However, it has come to light that Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault, has informed his troops (in a companywide email, according to industry analyst Monica Schnitger) that paying such a ridiculous price can only hurt their competition.

“Simulation software is key to enabling customers to bring better products to the market faster and at less cost,” said Klaus Helmrich, a member of the managing board at Siemens. “With CD-adapco, we’re acquiring an established technology leader that will allow us to supplement our world-class industry software portfolio.”

Siemens PLM was not withoutCFD capability. NX Flow already did CFD for Siemens’ customers and was fully integrated with other NX products, its enterprise CAD application. It remains to be seen how CD-adapco’s offering will be positioned in the Siemens PLM portfolio.