AIAA SciTech 2015 (Science and Technology Forum and Exhibition in Orlando on 5-9 January) will be a great opportunity for you to get all your mesh generation questions answered by Pointwise technical staff. [Or in my case, at least have an entertaining discussion about them.]
Travis Carrigan, whom you probably know from his many webinars and conference presentations, will spend a lot of time in the exhibit hall so come visit with him to find out the latest and greatest news.
I will be a panelist on Monday afternoon (session 86-MVC-2 in Gainesville 2) called The Path to and the State of Geometry and Meshing in 2030. This is basically a chance for the Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments technical committee to begin addressing its portion of the burden identified in the CFD Vision 2030 Study. (Are you not familiar with this study? Read more here.) Please come and ask good questions.
You’ve probably all talked to or emailed Dr. Daniel LaCroix regarding your daily mesh generation questions – he’s a member of our Technical Support team. He’ll be in the exhibit hall and available to answer all your “how to” questions and to provide sage meshing advice.
Dr. Steve Karman, the newest addition to Pointwise, will be presenting on Friday (session 432-MVC-6 in Sun Ballroom D) on the topic of Adaptive Optimization-Based Smoothing of Tetrahedral Meshes. Be sure to seek out Steve and ask him about his meshing research and about his move to Pointwise.
Nick Wyman, director of our Applied Research team, will be attending various technical sessions. Seek him out if you want to learn more the overset grid assembly that’s soon to be released in Pointwise (his team developed that under contract to the U.S. Air Force). And if you need a script or plugin written or have other meshing needs, he’s the guy to talk to.
We hope to see you there. In the meantime, Happy New Year!