Survey Results: Mesh Types, Part 1

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We asked and 201 of you answered. You told us about the types of meshes you’re generating (structured hex, unstructured or hybrid, Cartesian), whether they’re overset or high-order, how big they are, and more. We reveal your answers here in Part 1 and we’re saving replies to some of your long-form comments for Part 2. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Ntopology_1Did you catch the CFD shown on-air during the Super Bowl broadcast? It’s included in this week’s roundup of CFD news. And there are a few bigger science issues such as why airplanes fly, viscous heat, and exactly how old is trigonometry. Don’t worry – there’s the usual roundup of CFD applications, software releases, and job postings. The image shown here is an impeller designed in nTop Platform from a DEVELOP3D article of the need for improved tools for the future of manufacturing. Continue reading

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ORCA Surfboard Goes From CFD to the Waves

surfboard-meshDo you remember our case study from a couple of years ago where our friends at CRAFT Tech used Pointwise as part of a tool chain to optimize the performance of a big wave surfboard? Well that surfboard, called ORCA, has finally gotten into the water. Continue reading

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I’m Martin Leahy and This Is How I Mesh

I grew up and still live and work in Victoria, a southern state of Australia. I am lucky to have wonderful family of three children and a wonderful wife, Amy. I grew up on a sheep/cattle farm in Glenaroua, Victoria, a regional town consisting of not much more than a fire-station and farms, as the Glenaroua wiki attests to. I love a lot of the outdoor aspects of farm life (hunting, golf, cricket and footy). Competitive sporting activities with my older brother probably encouraged our academic pursuits and we both earned a Ph.D. in our respective fields.

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Pointwise Enables Revolutionary Building Construction

Fig2-Geometry-Structured-Mesh-800x450Pointwise is broadly recognized as a leader in CFD (computational fluid dynamics) meshing but how about as a leader in enabling 3D printing of large-scale structures? Using Pointwise for structured mesh generation enables Branch Technology to increase reliability of their 3D printing process while simultaneously decreasing the time to generate printer instructions. Continue reading

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CFD 2030 and High Performance Computing

cfd2030-scitech2020-hpc-slideAt AIAA SciTech 2020, the CFD 2030 Integration Committee hosted a Forum 360 discussion on the topic of High Performance Computing’s Impact on Aerospace Prediction. The blue ribbon panel included representatives from NASA, the DoE, the DoD, and the aircraft business.
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This Week in CFD

3dprint-mesh-branchFor this last roundup of CFD news for January we find several job announcements, new software releases, interesting articles about meshing, and my favorite, “must see” CFD image of 2020 so far. The image here shows how Branch Technology 3D prints meshes. Continue reading

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