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Author Archives: Chris Sideroff
From Meshing to Infrared
For those of you who I didn’t contact directly or don’t already know, this post will serve to inform you I no longer work at Pointwise. I was invited to continue as a guest blogger here at Another Fine Mesh … Continue reading
Posted in News, Off Topic, People & Places Tagged technical sales engineer Leave a comment
Soothing the Pain of Meshing for More than Just CFD
The way the audience was looking at me, you’d have thought I had just offered a previously unknown antidote for some long suffering pain. For a brief moment, I thought someone might come up and give me a hug. The … Continue reading
Posted in Applications, Events, Software Tagged flexibility, infrared, mesh generation, Pointwise, scripting Leave a comment
It’s Not Always the Mesh Generator’s Fault
Not many people really enjoy meshing. It’s a means to an end. It gets in the way of getting to the answer. So it’s no surprise that when things go wrong, the mesh often gets the blame. In Pointwise’s case, … Continue reading
Posted in Applications, Software Tagged complex meshes, discrete math, mesh quality, software engineering, T-Rex 4 Comments
How Meshing Stole a Year of My Life
My former Ph.D. advisor sent me an email recently asking for some of the geometries I used during my graduate studies. A student had read some papers we wrote and was interested in performing some similar CFD calculations. “No problem!” … Continue reading
Posted in Applications, People & Places, Software Tagged Gridgen, mesh generation, Pointwise, training 5 Comments
Fear Not the Sales Engineer
I’m a technical sales engineer at Pointwise. Now that I’ve lost half of my audience with that statement I’ve really got my work cut out for me. So what is it about salespeople that make consumers – in particular, who … Continue reading
Posted in Off Topic, People & Places Tagged CFD, meshing, Sales Guy 4 Comments