Monthly Archives: March 2017

This Week in CFD

Applications Despite never having broken a bone, this article on the use of simulation to design casts helps me understand why I’ve seen so many incoming college students choose biomedical majors. Abaqus even has a knee simulator add-on. CFD is … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Applications Back in 1995 it was thought that “automotive design and engineering could be paperless within three years.” Tossing aside the quaint idea of “paperless,” the article Engineering revolution: CAD/CAE advancements changing vehicle development illustrates how the intervening decades have … Continue reading

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Pointwise Aids in Aerospike Nozzle Analysis

From the 2017 Q1 issue of The Connector: Aerospike rocket nozzles offer increased efficiency over a wider operating pressure range than traditional nozzles. In this study, we compare CFD and experimental predictions of aerospike nozzle thrust for varying pressure ratios … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software Kitware released ParaView 5.3.0 with support for multiple core computers, improved rendering, and more. Elysium will be providing a CAD translation and healing solution to Lemma for the latter’s use in their CAE preprocessing. Spatial has added Distene’s tet … Continue reading

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Call for Abstracts is Open for 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop

The call for abstracts is open for the 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop (GMGW-1) to be held the weekend prior to the AIAA Aviation Forum in Denver on 3-4┬áJune 2017. “The Principal Bottleneck” The CFD Vision 2030 Study … Continue reading

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News & Views Aviation Week and AIAA have identified this year’s 20 Twenties, outstanding students who are emerging as aerospace leaders. [Is your alma mater represented?] DEVELOP3D shares more information about the photo-realistic simulation images from STAR-CCM+. Visualizing Data presents … Continue reading

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Learn Meshing with Tutorial Tuesday Videos

Did you know that each Tuesday we publish a 2-minute video that shows how to use one of the features in Pointwise? We call it Tutorial Tuesday and we’ve compiled 107 videos to date on our CFD Meshing YouTube channel. … Continue reading

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