Monthly Archives: September 2017

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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This Week in CFD

All Things ANSYS I doubt anyone will argue that the biggest CFD news item this week was ANSYS’ launch of ANSYS Discovery Live, a new product line 3-years in the making (launched as a “technology preview”) that promises “real-time” simulation. … Continue reading

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I’m Christian Atwood and This Is How I Mesh

­Hello! I was born and raised in the Fort Worth area. I cannot remember a time when I was not looking towards the sky at twin-jets flying overhead. From a young age, I knew I was focused on eventually working … Continue reading

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A Book Review: Delaunay Mesh Generation & Finite Element Mesh Generation

Reproduced below with the permission of SIAM Review is the review of two mesh generation texts co-authored by Tim Tautges and myself. This article originally appeared in SIAM Review, 59(3), 681-699, ISSN (print) 0036-1445, ISSN (online) 1095-7200. The permalink to … Continue reading

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