Author Archives: John Chawner

Pointwise V18.4 R3 Now Available for CFD Mesh Generation

Pointwise Version 18.4 R3 is now available for download and production use. V18.4 R3 is primarily a maintenance release and includes a new native interface to the AzoreCFD flow solver.

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The Handiest CFD App – the Y+ Calculator

The Y+ Calculator app is a handy tool for calculating the grid spacing to achieve a target y+ value for viscous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computations. Simply specify the flow conditions, the desired y+ value, and compute your grid spacing. … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

It’s been an interesting week if record-setting cold, the lack of electricity, and untreated tap water are things you find interesting. Yes, Texas sure has been putting on a show. Despite that, we were able to release a new version … Continue reading

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How Simulation of Novel Compressor Casings Got 28X Faster Through Meshing

With Pointwise meshes and ADSCFD GPU accelerated CFD, simulation times are reduced by nearly 30X; reducing the turnaround time for a simulation that would take a month with traditional CPU technology down to a single day. This reduction in turnaround … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news includes not one but two articles about smells and smelling. We should take it as a good sign that this summer’s USNCCM still plans to be a hybrid event with some folks in-person which would be … Continue reading

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