Letter from the Editor
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
-George Bernard Shaw
The quote above, by George Bernard Shaw, has to do with the true joy of life. One of the greatest joys of your editor is the fact that Flow Science is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. What a satisfying 30-year trip it has been with many moments to relish and only a few to be forgotten. Our software, like our children, has grown bigger, more sophisticated and more capable. Our staff has likewise grown larger and better with the benefit of experience. An excellent view of where we’ve been and where we’re going can be had at our World Users Conference in Montreal, September 23-24, 2010. There you can hear a little about our beginnings in the Keynote address “Footprints on the Path to Flow Science,” and a lot about impressive user applications of FLOW-3D. Please join us.
Whether or not you are able to attend the Users Conference you can enjoy some brief updates on new features and new uses of FLOW-3D by reading through this letter. The theme is the coupling between fluid and objects, including deformable solids, solid boundaries, and swimming fish. If this sounds just a little fishy, read on.