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EP01 - Introducing Talking CFD


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I give you a little intro to what Talking CFD is intended to be & who I am.

I also give you a heads-up about the upcoming, end-of-season roundtable where you can get involved & ask questions to past interviewees.

I also urge you to jump on the mailing list if you haven't already done so at

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Season 04 - Starts 24th Sept 2019

September 17th, 2019


A quick heads-up that Season 04 of Talking CFD is inbound, with new episodes starting 24th September 2019.

Please make sure you're subscribed in your …

Social - Do you need a PhD to do CFD?

August 14th, 2018


Someone once described these episodes as Simon and I "noodling it out" - you get to listen to us working through our thoughts and (hopefully) coming …

Social - NAFEMS UK Conference

August 7th, 2018


We don't get out much. So when one of us does manage to break away from our workstation and get to a conference, it's worth talking about. Simon gives us the lowdown from the NAFEMS UK conference including his key …

Social - NASA CFD Vision 2030

July 31st, 2018


In this episode we break down some of the NASA CFD Vision 2030 document, to see if our vision of CFD in 2030 looks anything like NASA's (spoiler alert - not so much ;-).

We pick out some of what we feel are the most …

Social - Cloud CFD - Part 02

July 24th, 2018


We've still got our head in the the clouds this week, covering some of the topics we didn't touch in the last episode. Including –but not limited to– addressing your cloud security concerns by having a cloud-in-a-box …

Social - Cloud CFD - Part 01

July 17th, 2018


We could talk about cloud CFD until the cows come home (& we did) so we've split this topic in two. In this first part, we start by trying to …

Social - ParaView

July 10th, 2018


This second instalment of the Social can only be described as a fanboy-episode. Simon & I coo over ParaView whilst discussing post-processing in general. We touch on what we need from a post-pro package, how we do …

Social - Intro

July 3rd, 2018


Not your usual Talking CFD episodes & definitely not an interview. Rather it's a series of conversations between two friends who’ve both been CFD-ing for a while & take an interest in what’s been, what’s what …


June 26th, 2018


It’s always a pleasure to talk to a guest that has been at the top of our industry long enough to help shape how it looks today. Professor Charles Hirsch founded NUMECA 25 years ago, and has grown it into one of the …

Ingrid Cloud

June 19th, 2018


In this episode I’m joined by Sebastian Desand & Johan Hoffman, two of the founding team behind Ingrid Cloud. If you haven’t yet crossed paths with Ingrid Cloud, it’s an innovative new cloud CFD platform that’s …

Resolved Analytics

June 12th, 2018


It's always good for me to speak to other CFD consultants. It's an opportunity to compare notes & to make sure that I'm not missing out on a …


June 5th, 2018


I enjoy all the interviews, but I particularly enjoyed this one — part-business, part-history lesson, in a good way. I’m joined by Eugene de Villiers …


May 29th, 2018


This episode is both, the second GPU-related show of the season, and also a cloud simulation episode. The company on today’s show is innovating on …

CFD Support

May 22nd, 2018


No season of this podcast would be complete without one or two OpenFOAM-related episodes, so here we are. I’m talking with Luboš Pirkl, one of the …


May 15th, 2018


New Episode – New Tech. In this one we're looking at the move towards GPUs for compute & talking with Envenio - one of the companies looking to take maximum advantage of this emerging hardware trend for better CFD.


May 8th, 2018


In this episode I'm joined by Bartosz Górecki and Wojciech Regulski, two of the founders of QuickerSim, a Warsaw-based company behind the MATLAB CFD …

Women In CFD - Roundtable

May 1st, 2018


This episode is another departure from our regular interview shows. Today I'm joined by a panel of 5 guests who kindly shed some light on a few of …

Bonusode – The OpenFOAM Files

April 26th, 2018


This is a talk I gave at last year's ESI OpenFOAM conference which focussed on the OpenFOAM-related guests that have been on the show & my key takeaways from talking to them. It also gives a bit of background to why …

Season 03 – Let's Go

April 23rd, 2018


Season 03 is go - back with 9 new interviews, at least one roundtable, a couple of bonus episodes & our newly-rebooted informal show, Talking CFD Social.

Loads of stuff to perk up your commute, yard work or anywhere …

EP22 - Joana Bretz - CINAR Brazil

January 31st, 2017


It’s the last episode of this season & we’ve covered some ground in those 10 episodes. Both in terms of the types of CFD we’ve featured & the countries we’ve touched. So I’m pleased to round out the season with …

EP21 - Mark Gammon - ITI

January 24th, 2017


Today we’re talking about an integral part of most CFD processes that often get’s ignored. It comes before we start our CFD process, yet often has a huge impact on that process — CAD.

I’m chatting with Mark Gammon, …

EP20 - Althea de Souza - NAFEMS

January 17th, 2017


This is one of those end-of-season "different" episodes where we aren’t talking about the CFD business. We’re discussing NAFEMS, a not-for-profit …

EP19 - Sandip Jadhav - CCTech

January 10th, 2017


In this episode, I’m talking with Sandip Jadhav, one of the founders CCTech - the team behind a host of CFD-related projects. We couldn’t do them all …

EP18 - Robin Bornoff - Mentor Graphics

December 20th, 2016


I managed to find another Robin to talk CFD with today. Robin Bornoff has been with Mentor Graphics (& Flomerics before that) for 20+ years, focussed on delivering “good science to engineers. We're talking all about …

EP17 - Mark Seymour - Future Facilities

December 13th, 2016


I'm joined in this episode by Mark Seymour, one of the founding team behind Future Facilities, a CFD company focused on the data centre & …

EP16 - Darrin Stephens - Chris Sideroff - Caelus

December 6th, 2016


Today is the first episode with 2 guests — Darrin Stephens & Chris Sideroff — business partners in Applied CCM, based in Australia & Canada respectively.

Whilst Applied CCM have several CFD-related activities, …

EP15 - Franjo Juretić - Creative Fields

November 25th, 2016


In this episode I’m joined by Franjo Juretić, one of the founders of Creative Fields & the primary developer behind their CFD meshing toolkit - …

EP14 - Nicolas Tonello - Renuda

November 22nd, 2016


In this episode I’m talking with Nicolas Tonello of Renuda about running a successful CFD consultancy / development / training business. We also open …

EP13 - Kelly Senecal - Convergent Science

November 15th, 2016


Today I’m talking with Kelly Senecal, one of the founding team behind Convergent Science. He tells me about how the days spent hand-crafting meshes led to them to develop CONVERGE CFD - a CFD package which automagically …

Season 02 is almost here

November 5th, 2016


Talking CFD Season 02 is almost here - 10 more interviews with the people behind some of today's most interesting CFD businesses & a couple of new things to watch out for:

Check out:

EP12 - Talking CFD Live

May 17th, 2016


It’s the final episode of the season & I'm joined by almost the full cast of interviewees for an hour long Q&A session, originally broadcast …

EP11 - Jeff Waters on Sales

May 10th, 2016


As this is the last 1-to-1 interview episode of the season, I thought I'd try something a little different. This time I’m not speaking to a company founder, I’m speaking to a domain expert about a business essential …

EP10 - Stefan Harries - CAESES

May 3rd, 2016


In this episode I'm joined by Stefan Harries, one of the co-founders of Friendship Systems, the team behind CAESES, a multi-faceted software package …

EP09 - Karim Fahssis - MeteoPole

April 26th, 2016


In today's episode I had the opportunity to talk to Karim Fahssis - an MIT awarded innovator, a bicycle adventurer and the co-founder of multiple …

EP08 - Fred Mendonça - OpenCFD

April 19th, 2016


Today I’m joined by Fred Mendonça of OpenCFD to chat about to chat about the challenges of running a business where the primary offering (OpenFOAM®) is open-source & freely-available. We dig into:

• where/how/if …

EP07 - Haysam Telib - Optimad

April 12th, 2016


In this episode I'm talking with Haysam Telib, CEO of Optimad a Turin-based consultancy & software house working in the freeform deformation …

EP06 - John Chawner - Pointwise

April 5th, 2016


This week I’m joined by John Chawner, President & Co-Founder of Pointwise, the company behind the CFD meshing software of the same name. John & I discuss what it takes to build a CFD business with longevity, …

EP05 - Patrick Hanley - Hanley Innovations

March 29th, 2016


I'm joined in this episode by aerodynamics expert & software developer Patrick Hanley to talk about the business that he has built over the past 20+ years around his suite of aerodynamic software. We get into:

• how …

EP04 - David Heiny - SimScale

March 22nd, 2016


Today I’m lucky enough to catch-up with David Heiny, one of the five co-founders of SimScale - the impressive cloud simulation platform for FEA & …

EP03 - Wolfgang Gentzsch - UberCloud

March 15th, 2016


In this episode I chat with Wolfgang Gentzsch of UberCloud - the company trying to enable HPC for simulation via the cloud – and we discuss:

* the …

EP02 - Paul Bemis - CoolSim

March 15th, 2016


In this episode I'm joined by Paul Bemis to talk about the lessons he's learned building CoolSim - the data centre airflow modelling application - …

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