In my last post, I admitted that I had trouble finding new areas where computational fluid dynamics (CFD) could be used. Well, I just found one: saving lives! An article in the latest issue of ANSYS Advantage magazine titled A New System for Surgery describes how CFD is used to help conduct virtual surgery for newborns with congenital heart defects. In short, CFD is used to study the effects of different surgical options so doctors can take the best approach. It is very exciting to see that the technology we all employ can potentially save lives.