Category Archives: Applications

The Meshy Award for 2018 Goes To…

At last month’s Pointwise User Group Meeting, several meshes competed for the coveted Meshy Award, the award that recognizes the mesh generated in Pointwise that best exhibits a combination of artistry and technical skill. The panel of judges reviewed and … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

The backlog of CFD news is shrinking but old news doesn’t imply dull news. For example, AI, machine learning, and quantum computing all make an appearance this week. And there’s more hardware news than normal, probably because of the recent … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

While I continue to slog through the backlog of CFD news created by my own sloth – and many of you have pointed out that I seem to be missing the new news – there are some great items that … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

This week’s news including applications ranging from soiling patterns on cars, to LES of wind turbines, to surfboards (or at least a tease thereof). There are a couple of articles that are food for thought: one about parallelization in particular … Continue reading

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Glyph API for Python

Ever wish you could write Glyph scripts to extend or customize the functionality of Pointwise in some language other than Tcl/Tk? Python coders: wish no more! In conjunction with the release of Pointwise V18.2 in September 2018, we’ve developed and published a wrapper … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

There’s a practical way to define convergence of a CFD solution. It’s when you run out of time or budget or both. That’s what happened with this edition of This Week in CFD after a 56 day hiatus. I ran … Continue reading

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For All Intensive Purposes, We Use the Acronym CAD Incorrectly

Now that I have your attention through deliberate (and all too common) misuse of the phrase “for all intents and purposes,” let’s talk about computer aided design and geometry models. 

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