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This Week in CFD

News Is the sky really falling? A DoE and NSA report fears the U.S. may lose its lead in HPC within a decade. On the other hand, the article’s author thinks chasing an arbitrary milestone like exascale isn’t as optimal … Continue reading

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Upcoming CFD Workshops

From the 2017 Q1 issue of The Connector: Pointwise is heavily involved in planning and preparation for two AIAA workshops coming this summer held the weekend before AIAA Aviation in Denver. We are generating families of meshes to be provided … Continue reading

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Reading & Events Cambashi and intrinSIM have worked together for market research in the form of the Cambashi CAE Observatory with information on 470 non-EDA firms. They place the worldwide market for simulation software at nearly $5.4 billion. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Applications Despite never having broken a bone, this article on the use of simulation to design casts helps me understand why I’ve seen so many incoming college students choose biomedical majors. Abaqus even has a knee simulator add-on. CFD is … Continue reading

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Applications Back in 1995 it was thought that “automotive design and engineering could be paperless within three years.” Tossing aside the quaint idea of “paperless,” the article Engineering revolution: CAD/CAE advancements changing vehicle development illustrates how the intervening decades have … Continue reading

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Pointwise Aids in Aerospike Nozzle Analysis

From the 2017 Q1 issue of The Connector: Aerospike rocket nozzles offer increased efficiency over a wider operating pressure range than traditional nozzles. In this study, we compare CFD and experimental predictions of aerospike nozzle thrust for varying pressure ratios … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software Kitware released ParaView 5.3.0 with support for multiple core computers, improved rendering, and more. Elysium will be providing a CAD translation and healing solution to Lemma for the latter’s use in their CAE preprocessing. Spatial has added Distene’s tet … Continue reading

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