Author Archives: John Chawner

End of Summer for Intern Christian Atwood

Christian Atwood, an intern in our Technical Support team, gave his end-of-summer presentation today before heading off to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to begin his freshman year. Yes, that’s right. Christian is a high school senior and will only be starting … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Events+ NASA’s Transition Modeling Workshop will be held 13-14 September 2017 in Hampton, Virginia. Some deadlines for next month’s International Meshing Roundtable have been extended to 15 August: research notes, posters, meshing contest, and financial aid for students and post … Continue reading

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You Should Be Bidding at AIAA Foundation Silent Auctions

Why aren’t you buying more of this treasure? Since SciTech 2016, the AIAA Foundation has held silent auctions at the AIAA’s major forum events (SciTech, Aviation, Propulsion and Energy, Space). I continue to be surprised at the variety and quality … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

These Headings Lifecycle Insights is collecting data via their 2017 Simulation Study Survey which is said to take only 10 minutes. Why not spend a little time, have your voice heard, and receive the final survey results? On a related … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Why is meshing so hard? Today’s thought-provoking reading is a two-year old blog post from CFMS that asks “Why is meshing so hard?” I have often asked myself the same question and today decided – as is standard practice nowadays … Continue reading

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On Validation This week’s must-read article comes from Bill Rider on the The Regularized Singularity blog: Good Validation Practices are our Greatest Opportunity to Advance Modeling and Simulation. In it he makes the case that chasing FLOPS at this stage … Continue reading

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Introducing Pointwise’s Summer Interns

Our full complement of summer interns has reported for the summer and we’d like to introduce them to you. Brian Ta is majoring in computer science with a minor in math at Texas A&M University where he’ll be a senior … Continue reading

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