Letter from the Editor
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
It’s a new year and time to make some evaluations and adjustments. Some refer to this as making resolutions. The authors of articles in this issue of the Newsletter would not describe their contributions as resolutions so much as new ways to look at old problems. As with any good New Year’s resolution, each article describes techniques to simplify and improve old ways of doing things that will lead to greater productivity. For example, the Hints and Tips section offers a general approach to conducting a computational study that helps avoid errors and unnecessary work.
In the application article, the focus is on ways to rapidly remove water accumulating on roadways from tropical downpours. Removing large amounts of water to increase vehicle traction without causing erosion of the roadway is no easy task. The authors investigate porous concrete surfaces as a possible solution.
Development work on an improved multi-block method for parallel processing is covered in an article that explains how a better treatment of connected block boundaries not only improves convergence but has also increased the accuracy of multi-block computations.
And what better time than New Year’s to announce the release of FLOW-3D version 10.1. The new release contains many improvements, several new models and extensive simplifications in the graphical user interface.
All of us at Flow Science wish you a most joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year.