Monthly Archives: October 2012

This Week in CFD

Immersed Boundary Methods Take It On The Chin The DEVELOP3D blog has an interesting “punch and counterpunch” exchange between KARALIT, makers of the KARALIT CFD software which features the immersed boundary (IB) approach, and established CFD vendors ANSYS and CD-adapco. … Continue reading

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VINAS User Conference 2012

The VINAS User Conference 2012 was held in Tokyo on October 11th and 12th. VINAS distributes Pointwise software in Japan. That means they market, sell, and provide technical support for our products to customers in Japan. They also distribute software … Continue reading

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Pointwise is Hiring Engineers

We just opened a new position on our sales and marketing team for an applications engineer. This person will get to generate meshes, write scripts, maybe run some CFD and then share the results with our customers and the world. … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Computer History Museum

The International Meshing Roundtable (www.imr.sandia.gov) held their annual awards banquet at the Computer History Museum (www.computerhistory.org) in Mountain View, California on Tuesday 9 October 2012. The museum’s collection of computing devices ranges from abacuses and slide rules to smart phones … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Going 800 mph With CFD CFD has for a long time been applied to aircraft and automobiles. But what about an aircraft that has been converted into an automobile? Start with an F-104 fighter aircraft. Remove the wings. Add wheels. … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

News & New Releases Aerosoft released GASP 5.1.2 including enhancements to its visualization capabilities and turbulence modeling. [Sorry that I’m late in posting this.] TYCHO is a freely-available compressible hydrodynamics code written in C and parallelized using OpenMP. While not … Continue reading

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8 Questions with Axel Rohde of MicroCFD

Axel Rohde is the founder and owner of MicroCFD. His virtual wind tunnel software, capable of solving unsteady 2D and axis-symmetric compressible flows on a fine Cartesian mesh, has served academia, government and industry for over a decade. He has … Continue reading

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