In lieu of This Week in CFD and at the risk of duplicating our This Week at Pointwise newsletter, here is a quick summary of things happening at and around Pointwise in the worlds of mesh generation and CFD, from our user group meeting, to the latest release of our software, a survey on CAD and meshing, and more.
The Call for Papers for the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018 is now open. We seek presentations on leading edge and innovative applications and developments in CFD and mesh generation with an emphasis on the use of Pointwise for mesh generation. Abstracts are due by 13 July for this event to be held in Fort Worth on 14-15 November. A full paper is not required; all we ask for is a copy of your presentation materials.
Pointwise Version 18.1 is now available for download and production use. This major new release – largely the result of a USAF, $1.2 million, 2-year funded effort – includes the ability to mesh within multiple coordinate systems, a top-down hex-dominant Cartesian meshing technique called voxel blocks, several new technique for monitoring mesh quality, and much more. IMPORTANT: V18.1 requires a new Activation Key for all customers.
We are running a brief, 9-question survey on Mesh Generation and CAD Interoperability that we hope you’ll take a few minutes to complete. After seeing first hand at the 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop that the vast majority of participants used the IGES file of the geometry model we want to learn more about why that is the case.
Pointwise is a long-standing supporter of the AIAA’s Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments technical committee. Therefore, it’s important to us to promote their Student Paper Competition for SciTech 2019. The student judged to have written the best extended abstract will be awarded $500 to defray travel expenses to the event.