High-Order Mesh Curving Research Selected by NASA

weebleP2-smallWe’re happy to report that NASA has “selected for negotiation” our applied research team’s proposal “High Order Mesh Curving and Geometry Access.”  Pending negotiations, work may begin in the second quarter of 2018. Continue reading

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High-Lift Prediction Using SU2 v6 Falcon & Pointwise

The SU2 team and Pointwise recently teamed up and ran one of the meshes generated for the AIAA High Lift Prediction Workshop using the latest release of SU2. Information regarding the workshop, the meshing process, solver setup, and the SU2 configuration file are all here.

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Call for International Meshing Roundtable Papers

imr-logoThe premier conference dedicated to the science of mesh generation and general preprocessing for computational simulations is the International Meshing Roundtable, the 27th edition of which will be held 1-4 October 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their Call for Papers is now open.  Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

chilled-beams-les-smallThis week’s must-read article is from Mentor’s Keith Hanna on the topic of solution accuracy, physicality, and ease of use. And there’s a very fun and very cool use of meshing that I didn’t even know was possible until now. The image to the right is an LES simulation of building thermal management.  Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

BEC_Large_TESIf you like thought-provoking articles you’ll like one about virtual reality and CFD and another about simulation driven design and its future potential. Are we at the tipping point for both of these technologies? Plus all the other news about software releases, applications of CFD, and more. This image is an ElectroFlo electronics cooling simulation (see the full article below). Continue reading

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Save the Date – Pointwise User Group Meeting


It’s coming.

Sooner than you think.

Add it to your calendar right now.

Highly refined and densely clustered meshing goodness.

Pointwise User Group Meeting / 14-15 November 2018 / Fort Worth, Texas

Details to follow.

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I’m ZJ Wang and This Is How I Mesh

Z.J. Wang, Spahr Professor & Chair, Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering

I grew up in Hunan, China, and always wanted to be a fighter pilot. But since I cannot handle spinning, I settled on being an aerospace engineer. I obtained a B.S. degree from the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT, which produced the fastest supercomputer in the world three years ago) majoring in solid rockets. I discovered CFD during my senior year in college and decided to switch majors. In fact, my senior design project was to simulate supersonic flow over a sphere using a numerical method called artificial pressure developed by my advisor. CFD fascinated me so much that I am still doing it to this day.

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