Monthly Archives: November 2017

Why CAD Surface Geometry is Inexact

The fact that geometry models from a CAD system are inexact may surprise some people. But the explanation provided here by guest authors Benjamin Urick and Benjamin Marussig may be one of the most concise explanations of that fact I’ve … Continue reading

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Webinar: The Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency

Join us for a live webinar on 13 December 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST (UTC -6) during which we will explore the topic of identifying the best type of mesh to use for the fastest and most reliable CFD simulation. … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Structured Grids [Yes, structured grids. No, it is not 1997.] Envenio cites six benefits of structured grids relative to unstructured and hybrid meshes. #4 Data locality leads to “better usage of memory bandwidth.” [Full disclosure: Pointwise provides Envenio with a preprocessing … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

*** Special “Happy 23rd Birthday to Pointwise” Edition *** Industry News The ASSESS Initiative, a industry-wide effort to increase the availability and effectiveness of engineering simulation, announced a membership program (starting at $200/year) to provide access to the initiative’s events … Continue reading

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I’m Amy Harris and This Is How I Mesh

I have over 10 years of experience in Business and Office Management and a B.A. in English. I only recently joined the Pointwise team in June of this year as the Administrative Assistant and I am responsible for creating and … Continue reading

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Report from the 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop

From the 2017 Q3 issue of The Connector: The 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado on 3-4 June 2017 prior to the AIAA Aviation Forum. The goals of this new workshop were threefold: to … Continue reading

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