Author Archives: John Chawner

This Week in CFD

News Why do engineers hate their current CAD system? According to an Engineering.com survey featured in an Onshape blog post there are four main things to hate. #2 “It is too difficult to import/export files.” Interoperability rears its ugly head … Continue reading

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Pointwise Aids Bid to Make World’s Fastest Bike

From the 2017 Q3 issue of The Connector: The Human Power Team is comprised of students with a shared goal: to build a highly advanced recumbent bicycle capable of breaking the world record for the fastest human alive. We will … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Lucky “Friday the 13th” Edition Software ICYMI, Digital Engineering featured the article Removing the Meshing Bottleneck in which they list seven avenues of development for simulation software that seem to be pursued by many software vendors. #4 Solution adaptation. [Full … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

News & Software Altair is planning an IPO. [Exciting news for a cool company.] From Flow Science comes stress-reducing CFD practices. “Patience is a virtue, especially in the CFD world.” ENGYS released HELYX V3.0.0 with GUI, meshing, and adjoint solver … Continue reading

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Pointwise Coming to South Korea and Germany

From the 2017 Q3 issue of The Connector: Pointwise is bringing its Let’s Talk Meshing series of events to South Korea in October and Germany in December. We will be showing how Pointwise makes CFD analysis more efficient and trouble-free, … Continue reading

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Pointwise Becomes a Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite

We are proud to announce that Pointwise has been recognized as a Blue Zones Project ApprovedTM Worksite! Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being initiative designed to make healthy choices easier in Fort Worth through permanent changes to environment, policy, … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Lattice Boltzmann News Dassault Systemes plans to acquire Exa for about US$400 million. And in this article by Monica Schnitger we read the wonderful analogy: “think of Lattice-Boltzmann as ping pong balls and Navier-Stokes as streamers.” Numeca and FlowKit are … Continue reading

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