Monthly Archives: February 2012

How Meshing Stole a Year of My Life

My former Ph.D. advisor sent me an email recently asking for some of the geometries I used during my graduate studies. A student had read some papers we wrote and was interested in performing some similar CFD calculations. “No problem!” … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Tecplot Released Tecplot Chorus 2012 Tecplot announced the release of Tecplot Chorus 2012, the latest version of their new product for simulation analytics. This second release of their new product includes improved project setup, better data management tools, macros for … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangegrid or: How I Learned to Stop Waiting and Write a CAE Plugin

One of the most frequent requests we get from customers, distributors and solver vendors is to add support for some exotic new (or old) CAE file format. Unfortunately, we must often advise them to use one of the “generic” export … Continue reading

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Ernst Mach’s Birthday, 18 February 1838

NASA image Ernst Mach was born in Chrlice, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic) on February 18, 1838. You know him of course from the Mach number, which is the ratio of speed to the speed of sound. The … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

CEI Is The Exclusive Visualization Sponsor of FLOW-3D Events CEI will be the exclusive visualization sponsor of Flow Science’s FLOW-3D European Users Conference and FLOW-3D World Users Conference. The announcement of this exclusive deal comes shortly after the announcement that … Continue reading

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Developer’s Diary: Porting Pointwise to Mac OS X

A customer recently asked the casual but loaded question: Was it easy to port Pointwise to the Mac? Wow, where to begin? Practically speaking, porting a large and complex piece of software from one platform to another is always challenging, … Continue reading

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The Worst Résumé Ever

As I write this I’m looking at the worst resume we’ve received in the 17 years Pointwise has been in business. There are 35 (thirty five!) misspellings and grammar errors on this single page document. There are three misspellings in … Continue reading

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