Le Penseur

The Colorful Fluid Mixing Gallery

We all know Auguste Rodin's 1880 sculpture, Le Penseur. Now that we are really starting a new millennium, Big Blue beat Gary, and Forrest Gump has been elected president, it seemed quite appropriate to update this piece of art. And how better to do that than by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics?

These images show the flow of thoughts in a human head, as calculated using Fluent 5. In order to perform this analysis a tetrahedral volume mesh was constructed, and the sliding mesh model was used to solve the model while Fluent was turning heads at a speed of 180 RPM.

You can also view the static image (90kB) instead. Cheers!

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Last Updated December 22, 2000 by André Bakker
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