Author Archives: John Chawner

This Week in CFD

What CFD application would require 10 quadrillion mesh points? That and more is included in this week’s CFD news. In addition to the usual, cool applications of CFD and software releases, there seem to be quite a few job openings … Continue reading

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Michael Honke’s Productive Internship

We can’t call it “what I did this summer” because Michael Honke was our first fall semester intern. But believe it or not, his time with us is already over and he gave his final presentation a couple weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Survey Results: Mesh Types, Part 1

We asked and 201 of you answered. You told us about the types of meshes you’re generating (structured hex, unstructured or hybrid, Cartesian), whether they’re overset or high-order, how big they are, and more. We reveal your answers here in … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Did you catch the CFD shown on-air during the Super Bowl broadcast? It’s included in this week’s roundup of CFD news. And there are a few bigger science issues such as why airplanes fly, viscous heat, and exactly how old … Continue reading

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ORCA Surfboard Goes From CFD to the Waves

Do you remember our case study from a couple of years ago where our friends at CRAFT Tech used Pointwise as part of a tool chain to optimize the performance of a big wave surfboard? Well that surfboard, called ORCA, … Continue reading

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Pointwise Enables Revolutionary Building Construction

Pointwise is broadly recognized as a leader in CFD (computational fluid dynamics) meshing but how about as a leader in enabling 3D printing of large-scale structures? Using Pointwise for structured mesh generation enables Branch Technology to increase reliability of their … Continue reading

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CFD 2030 and High Performance Computing

At AIAA SciTech 2020, the CFD 2030 Integration Committee hosted a Forum 360 discussion on the topic of High Performance Computing’s Impact on Aerospace Prediction. The blue ribbon panel included representatives from NASA, the DoE, the DoD, and the aircraft … Continue reading

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