Category Archives: Applications

The Connector Newsletter for 2017 Q1

The 2017 1st quarter issue of our The Connector newsletter is now available on our website at http://www.pointwise.com/theconnector/2017-Q1. This issue features articles on Pointwise Aids Aerospike Nozzle Design Numerical Investigation of a Pick-and-Place Machine Upcoming CFD Workshops: Geometry and Meshing … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Applications and Events CFD investigation of the flowfield in a swimmer’s wake. (Registration required.) The 2nd OpenFOAM French Users Meeting will be held on 21-22 March 2017 at the ISAT Engineering School. [Please pardon any factual errors due to my … Continue reading

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Software There are some very cool charting and graphing features coming in STAR-CCM+ v12. What they call Chart Highlighting includes hover effects, leader lines, multi-series editing, and more. Tecplot’s SZL technology (for smaller files and faster performance) has been integrated … Continue reading

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All About MSC The big news in the CAE business this week is MSC Software’s acquisition by Hexagon AB for US$834 million. MSC is one of the most storied names in the CAE business making its future very significant for … Continue reading

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Reading & Listening If you read nothing else in this blog post, check out these two links. Mentor Graphics’ Keith Hanna waxes poetic with CFD If, a CFD-themed version of Kipling’s “If…” The Talking CFD podcast delves into “what makes … Continue reading

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Computing A Cray SVP makes supercomputing predictions for 2017. Regarding the cloud, 2017 will be “partly cloudy.” [This might be another supercomputing prediction but…] Inside HPC reports that China will develop an exascale computer by the end of 2017. [And … Continue reading

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Rotorcraft Hub Wake Analysis Using Overset Meshes

From the 2016 Q4 issue of The Connector: Researchers at Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory share an overview of their ongoing work involving overset grid CFD simulations of an incompressible rotorcraft hub they performed using the overset meshing tools … Continue reading

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