Category Archives: Events

This Week in CFD

Structured Grids [Yes, structured grids. No, it is not 1997.] Envenio cites six benefits of structured grids relative to unstructured and hybrid meshes. #4 Data locality leads to “better usage of memory bandwidth.” [Full disclosure: Pointwise provides Envenio with a preprocessing … Continue reading

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*** Special “Happy 23rd Birthday to Pointwise” Edition *** Industry News The ASSESS Initiative, a industry-wide effort to increase the availability and effectiveness of engineering simulation, announced a membership program (starting at $200/year) to provide access to the initiative’s events … Continue reading

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Report from the 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop

From the 2017 Q3 issue of The Connector: The 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop was held in Denver, Colorado on 3-4 June 2017 prior to the AIAA Aviation Forum. The goals of this new workshop were threefold: to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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