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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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Pointwise Visits Branch Tech for 3-D Printing Fun

Dr. Steve Karman from our applied research team recently visited Branch Technology in Chattanooga to see their 3-D printing robots and learn more about their patented freeform, 3-D printing technology called Cellular Fabrication (TM). Steve’s host at Branch was Dr. … Continue reading

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Pointwise Events at AIAA Aviation

This year’s AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Pointwise will have staff at the conference presenting papers in technical sessions, demonstrating software and answering technical questions in the exhibit … Continue reading

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Flow Viz Event at AIAA Aviation

If you are presenting a CFD paper at AIAA Aviation (June in Denver), I encourage you to also enter the 2nd Bi-Annual FDTC/MSTC Flow Visualization Event. The message below comes directly from the event organizers. — Congratulations on having your … Continue reading

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Webinar: Surfboard Optimization Using CFD

Cowabunga, dude! On 25 April 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (central) we’re hosting a live webinar with our friends at CRAFT Tech on how CFD was used to optimize the speed and stability of a surfboard. Big Wave Surfing In the … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

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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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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