Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fear Not the Sales Engineer

I’m a technical sales engineer at Pointwise. Now that I’ve lost half of my audience with that statement I’ve really got my work cut out for me. So what is it about salespeople that make consumers – in particular, who … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Stanford Releases CFD Tools as Open Source The Aerospace Design Lab at Stanford University announced the open-source release of its C++ software tools for solving PDEs. The software suite is called SU2 meaning Stanford University Unstructured and while it has … Continue reading

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This Should Be Your First Reference for Structured Grids

If any of you are looking for a good reference on how to generate structured quad or hex grids (otherwise known as mapped meshes) the first place you should look is the classic text Numerical Grid Generation by Thompson, Warsi, … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

CEI Software Released EnSight 10 CEI Software has released EnSight 10 for CFD and CAE postprocessing and visualization. Calling it the finest version of EnSight since it’s inaugural release in 1994, this latest version has a new user interface, volume … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Mentor Graphics Acquired Flowmaster Mentor Graphics announced its acquisition of the Flowmaster Group, “a global leader in 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software.” Flowmaster’s products will be added to Mentor Graphics’ portfolio which includes FloEFD and FloTHERM. [I don’t … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Celeritas Announces Availability of Suggar++ for Overset Grid Hole Cutting Celeritas Simulation Technology announces the commercial availability of Suggar++, a general purpose overset grid assembly code. Suggar++ can be used as a pre-processor for static configurations or coupled with the … Continue reading

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Difficulties and Limitations of CFD for Ships

At the 26th International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), held 28 Aug – 03 Sep 2011, their specialist committee on CFD presented conclusions and suggestions for current and future CFD applications, respectively. Specifically with regard to the difficulties and limitations of … Continue reading

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