Category Archives: News

This Week in CFD

Why is meshing so hard? Today’s thought-provoking reading is a two-year old blog post from CFMS that asks “Why is meshing so hard?” I have often asked myself the same question and today decided – as is standard practice nowadays … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

On Validation This week’s must-read article comes from Bill Rider on the The Regularized Singularity blog: Good Validation Practices are our Greatest Opportunity to Advance Modeling and Simulation. In it he makes the case that chasing FLOPS at this stage … Continue reading

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Introducing Pointwise’s Summer Interns

Our full complement of summer interns has reported for the summer and we’d like to introduce them to you. Brian Ta is majoring in computer science with a minor in math at Texas A&M University where he’ll be a senior … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead Three Versions: New Meshing Capabilities

From the 2017 Q2 issue of The Connector: A new update for Pointwise, Version 18.0 R3, has just been released, and it includes a variety of new capabilities to help you generate better meshes faster. Later during 2017, a multi-year … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software ADS CFD recently introduced mesh diagnostics. CONSELF 2.9 (browser-based CFD) includes updated meshing and more. Siemens PLM released STAR-CCM+ v12.04 which includes Design Manager, a new capability for exploring and simulating multiple variations of a design. Hanley Innovations released … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

News and Jobs Today is International Women in Engineering Day. How about using the hashtag #INWED17 on Twitter to tell everyone about the women engineers in your organization? Altair wants to hire a solver development engineer. Areva, based in Washington … Continue reading

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Big Wave Surfboard Optimization

From the 2017 Q2 issue of The Connector: Working with one of the world’s top big wave board shapers, engineers at CRAFT Tech have applied computational fluid dynamics (CFD) within a design optimization process, employing a genetic algorithm to evolve … Continue reading

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