How Our Interns Spent the Summer of 2019

cvcomplexitySummer is over and students have returned to school. That includes our summer 2019 interns. But before leaving us, they produced some great work that you’ll all experience for yourself in future versions of Pointwise. From coding to scripting to testing, Cannon, Cade, and Patrick accomplished a lot this summer.
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Webinar: Mesh Strategies for the FDA Benchmark Centrifugal Blood Pump

976x976_Pointwise_Biomedical_WebinarOn October 1st, join Pointwise and Applied CCM for a live webinar in which we explore the effect of meshing strategy on simulation efficiency and accuracy for an FDA benchmark case involving a centrifugal blood pump. Performance of a multiblock structured grid and a hybrid unstructured mesh are compared with flow solutions computed using the Caelus flow solver.
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This Week in CFD

leap-hvacThe last two weeks of CFD news have produced a plethora of cool CFD applications from flow over landing gear to turbulence interacting with shock waves to HVAC as shown here (an ANSYS Discovery Live simulation from Leap Australia). Plus, I ask you to ponder and share what simulation tech is most important for aerospace.
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I’m James Linfield and This Is How I Mesh

I grew up on the south coast of the UK, in a small sleepy village called Storrington in West Sussex. Not too far away from the seaside town of Brighton (that’s where I say I’m from when people, quite rightly, have no idea where Storrington is!).

As a kid I always enjoyed figuring out how things worked, and I can vividly remember building a model remote-control car (The Grasshopper R/C Model Kit) from scratch with my Dad at a fairly young age. I think projects like that helped pique my interest in engineering at an early age, although I wasn’t aware of it at the time. I also loved airplanes. I can remember being completely obsessed with the Blackbird (Lockheed SR-71 to give it its proper name) and had a scale model of it in my room. I still think it looks incredible today.

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This Week in CFD

vee-bee-strainerThis week’s CFD news is dominated by applications of all sorts, from cars, cars, cars, to boats, filtration (Vee Bee’s strainer shown here), rockets, ducting, and skyscrapers. There’s also plenty of event news from CAESES, Metacomp, OpenFOAM, ENGYS, and Pointwise (of course).  Continue reading

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High-Order, Curved Meshes for More Accurate CFD Solutions

Main ImageIt is a relatively simple concept: the higher a mesh’s fidelity, the more accurate the solution, and the more accurate the solution, the lower the program uncertainty and expense. As with many such concepts, however, implementation is not so simple or easy. Read more about how high-order, curved meshes are contributing to higher fidelity CFD. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

cyclist-meshIf you’re a fan of head-to-head comparisons of CFD codes, this week’s CFD news includes Resolved Analytics’ look at Fluent vs. STAR-CCM+. And if you’re a fan of hard-hitting comparisons of CAD software, you’ll find a look at SolidWorks vs. Onshape. And if you prefer reading about CFD results, there are plenty of applications this week including the aerodynamics of a cyclists shown here from the paper by Blocken et al. Continue reading

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