Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014
The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 will soon be here – 29-30 October in Anaheim, California. To celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary the event is free – but you still have to register, please.
What’s in it for you?
- An OpenFOAM Master Class on Monday 27 October conducted by Applied CCM.
- A full day of seminars on the latest and greatest Pointwise capabilities including a preview of the new overset grid assembly feature suite and the special short course – chosen by you – on advanced structured grid generation.
- A full day of presentations on applied CFD and meshing from experts around the globe.
- Previews of what the future holds for Pointwise mesh generation.
Won’t you join us? Register today.
And now, one long list.
- Learn more about EnSight with this slide deck from CEI China.
- Kitware champions open source in the context of a recent DoE report on high performance computing.
- FEA for All blogged about Midas NFX for simulation of structures and fluids and claims it’s the “first online FEA.” [Is this correct?]
- NAFEMS is conducting a survey on the use of computer based design analysis tools. You have until 31 October to participate.
- Motorsport team Prodrive has chosen Altair’s AcuSolve for their CFD simulations.
- ParaView 4.2 is now available and includes over 200 resolved issues.
- Is D-Wave‘s quantum computer the next big thing?
- NVIDIA is seeking presenters for their next GPU Technology Conference.
- More use of CFD for data center cooling.
- XYZ Scientific released TrueGrid version 3 for mesh generation.
- Beta CAE released ANSA v15.1.2 for mesh generation.
- Go from photo to mesh using Ransen’s PhotoToMesh.
- Congratulations to FYFD for having 200,000 followers on Tumblr. That doesn’t count all the other ways to follow the blog.
- NAFEMS announced the speakers list for their multiphysics conference.
- blueCAPE released blueCFD-AIR 1.04.
- MSC Software announced MSC Apex, a “computational parts based CAE system.”
- Monica Schnitger writes “pre/solve/post may be a thing of the past.”
- Design World: “direct modeling and meshing engine may accelerate the CAD-to-mesh process by a factor up to 50X.”
- DEVELOP3D: “inclined to agree” this is a major breakthrough.
- Stanford is hosting a symposium entitled “Mathematics, Computing & Design – Where Analysis and Creativity Combine” to celebrate Antony Jameson’s 80th birthday. [I simply wonder whether I’ll be alive at age 80. To also be working at a high level like Jameson at that age would be too much to ask. Hell, to be that productive now would be a miracle for me.]
- For you visual learners, here’s a video about cubic Bezier curves.
- CFD will be used to study offshore C02 pipelines.
- Siemens PLM announced NX 10.
- Flow Science has made available the proceedings of their 2014 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference. (Registration required.)
- Finland’s Alato University has an opening for a post doc or PhD student in fire simulation.
- Autodesk’s software is free (with an asterisk) for everyone in academia.
- Symscape shares information about Osborne Reynolds.
- The 4th International Conference on Turbulence and Interactions will be held 2-6 November 2015 in Corsica, France.
- For Tecplot users here are some Matlab to Tecplot conversion resources.
- Intelligent Light news:
- FieldView 15 is coming in October. [Sorry no URL. This news from an ad in Aerospace America.]
- There will be a webinar on analyzing the results of internal combustion engine simulations using FieldView on 28 October.
- Flow Science released FLOW-3D/MP v6.
Embroider a Mesh on Your Notebook
Etsy seller Fabulous Cat Papers is offering notebooks hand-embroidered with meshes (and other designs). You’ll be the envy of the office or classroom with one of these.
P.S. Please pardon the relative lack of posts in general and the rough formatting of this post in particular. It’s been a hella week, as the kids say.
Thank you for mentioning midas NFX ! Actually the exact words are “First Online FEA Experience”… which means that we created some interactive FEA tutorials about structural, optimization, thermal and CFD analysis to experience FEA online directly on our website http://www.midasNFX.com without installing any software.
Thanks for clarifying. With all the activity going on in the cloud with all sorts of terms used to describe it, it’s getting hard to keep track.
Reblogged this on FEA for all and commented:
Today midas NFX and the interactive FEA experience have been mentioned on the blog pointwise !