This Week in CFD

Rayleigh-Benard ConvectionWhile it’s not for me to tell you what to watch or read, there are two must watch videos this week. The first – screenshot shown here – is a beautiful simulation of Rayleigh-Benard convection. The second is an article with embedded video interviews about our friend democratization and what it really means.   Continue reading

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The Plugin SDK, Part 4: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Import and Export Plugins

Pointwise_White_Paper_Cover-small-borderThe Pointwise Plugin SDK includes an API with which you can integrate meshing into your CFD process with customized file importers and exporters. Here’s how you can get – for free – the ultimate resource for writing your own plugins.
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I’m Tyler Anderson and This Is How I Mesh

Howdy! I was born and raised in the city of Allen, Texas. From a young age I quickly realized that I wanted to work in a field that relied strongly on the use of mathematics. In school I was always fascinated by the beauty and order of mathematics and so I began searching for the applications of it. This passion for exploring the use of mathematics led me to the great college of Texas A&M. Here, I began expanding my knowledge in my pursuit of a BS in Applied Mathematics.

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The Plugin SDK, Part 3: Structured Grid Import – New in Pointwise V18.1

code-for-blog-bagdeThe Pointwise Plugin SDK was updated with the release of V18.1 to include grid import capability. This third post in a 4-part series provides details about how to write a structured grid importer. Previous posts have detailed unstructured grid import and provided an overview of the API.  Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

hexalab-smallThis week’s CFD news is less inscrutable than the Great Sphinx of Giza (shown here courtesy of the must-try new tool for mesh viz in your  browser, HexLab) and includes several recently announced events, a new CFD startup (AirShaper), and our old friend democratization is back. Read all the way to the end for a brain teaser on cutting a tetrahedron. Continue reading

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Webinar: Meshing Automation and Adaptability in Pointwise V18.1

Pointwise-V181-Propeller-400x240In our latest on-demand webinar, you will see demonstrated the new features added to Pointwise V18.1 including multiple independent coordinate systems, new techniques for assessing mesh quality, and more.  Continue reading

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The Plugin SDK, Part 2: Unstructured Grid Import – New in Pointwise V18.1

code-for-blog-bagdeIn this second post of a four-part series you will read the details about how to use the new import API in the Pointwise Plugin SDK to write an importer for unstructured grid data.  Continue reading

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