Monthly Archives: September 2017

This Week in CFD

Lattice Boltzmann News Dassault Systemes plans to acquire Exa for about US$400 million. And in this article by Monica Schnitger we read the wonderful analogy: “think of Lattice-Boltzmann as ping pong balls and Navier-Stokes as streamers.” Numeca and FlowKit are … Continue reading

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Pointwise V18.0 R4 Includes Scripting Enhancements and More

Pointwise Version 18.0 R4 is now available for download and production use. Although primarily a maintenance release, V18.0 R4 includes several new features beginning with the docking of user scripts to the toolbar. With the wide adoption of Glyph scripting … Continue reading

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Presentation Topics for Stuttgart Meshing Technology Conference

We look forward to meeting you in Stuttgart on 4-5 December 2017 for a conference on mesh generation for CFD with a detailed look at the techniques used in Pointwise. Six Pointwise staff will be present along with an engineer … Continue reading

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Meshing Challenges from a Commercial Software Perspective

From the 2017 Q3 issue of The Connector: Challenges in mesh generation were aptly described in the NASA CFD Vision 2030 Study. A quote from the study’s executive summary is “Mesh generation and adaptivity continue to be significant bottlenecks in … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software CPFD released Barracuda 17.2 for fluidized bed reactor simulations. ZephyCFD v.17 was released for simulation of wind farms. FEATool 1.7 was released with multi-simulation capabilities. Beta CAE released v18.0.0 of their software suite, including a new product for simulation … Continue reading

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Join Us in Daejeon for a Workshop on Marine Applications of CFD Mesh Generation

We invite you to join us on 16 October 2017 in Daejeon, South Korea for the workshop Efficient Meshing with Pointwise. There is no fee for the workshop but registration is required. The core of the workshop will consist of … Continue reading

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Our Final Intern Farewell for 2017: Brian Zdeb

The last of our summer interns has headed back to California. Brian Zdeb will begin his senior year of mechanical engineering at Caltech. As you can see front the title slide of Brian’s end-of-summer presentation, his efforts this summer covered … Continue reading

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