This Week in CFD

aneurysm1Everyone in CFD is hiring, or so it seems. Four companies, including Pointwise, are advertising for open positions and there certainly are others. Did CFD visualization need rethinking? Ceetron thinks so. And high-order, curve mesh generation is now available in the latest release of Pointwise. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

chorus-f1-exampleIt must be the season for CFD contests as ANSYS just opened submissions for their hall of fame, EDEM announced winners of their viz contest, and there’s still time to enter your mesh for Pointwise’s The Meshy. Maybe as a counter to our recent post about the Red Bull Air Race, Tecplot Chorus shares how it was used for Formula 1 racing (as shown here). And, did you hear that Pointwise is hiring?   Continue reading

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Mesh With Us: Two Open Positions at Pointwise

hiring2Pointwise will be expanding our Technical Sales team through the hiring of two professionals who are passionate about mesh generation, CFD, and engineering software.  Continue reading

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Motorsport with Wings: Red Bull Air Race

rbar-cfd-cropThe Red Bull Air Race returns to Fort Worth in November 2018 to host their season finale at Texas Motor Speedway. If you’re an aviation nerd and haven’t witnessed this event, I highly recommend you get some tickets and come watch. Continue reading

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I’m Lorenzo Alba and This Is How I Mesh

Hello! I was raised in Richardson, Texas. Although my home town is known as a hub for companies in the information technology and electronics industries, my father’s background as a mechanic resulted in me being raised as a grease monkey. Along with a fascination with math and all things technology, this led me to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. I look forward to graduating in May 2019. Although I grew up passionate about everything mechanical, I have become equally interested in computers and their role in driving the engineering of mechanical systems through CAD and simulation.

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Mesh Resolution: Bringing Order to Coarse, Medium, Fine

mesh-order-hlcrmThe 2nd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop is taking the qualitative out of mesh resolution by adopting a quantitative definition that will evolve as we move toward the vision of CFD in the year 2030.  Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

particle-in-cell-satIn this end-of-summer edition of This Week in CFD we see several outstanding examples of applied CFD including a heart valve done with STAR-CCM+, a tuna done with SC/Tetra, and certification by CFD using FUN3D. And then there’s this simulation of contamination around a satellite done by Particle in Cell for which yours truly made the mesh. (Even I can import a CAD file and press the “mesh” button.) Continue reading

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