This Week in CFD

gasturbine-whiteThis week’s CFD news leads with a summary of some of the cool CFD-related events going on at next summer’s AIAA Aviation include special sessions focused on quantifying the effects of the mesh on a CFD solution. Three separate events are wanting your cool CFD images (AIAA Flow Visualization Showcase, SU2 Foundation, and ANSYS Hall of Fame). And oh my, our friends at ANSYS have been busy recently judging by the number of times they appear in this week’s post. The image shown here is from Tecplot’s announcement of Tecplot 360 2019 R1.
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Pointwise V18.3 Now Available

voxel-cropPointwise Version 18.3 is now available for download and production use. New in V18.3 is the ability to fill the interior of an unstructured block with regular hexahedra. Continue reading

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How Our Interns Spent the Summer of 2019

cvcomplexitySummer is over and students have returned to school. That includes our summer 2019 interns. But before leaving us, they produced some great work that you’ll all experience for yourself in future versions of Pointwise. From coding to scripting to testing, Cannon, Cade, and Patrick accomplished a lot this summer.
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Webinar: Mesh Strategies for the FDA Benchmark Centrifugal Blood Pump

976x976_Pointwise_Biomedical_WebinarOn October 1st, join Pointwise and Applied CCM for a live webinar in which we explore the effect of meshing strategy on simulation efficiency and accuracy for an FDA benchmark case involving a centrifugal blood pump. Performance of a multiblock structured grid and a hybrid unstructured mesh are compared with flow solutions computed using the Caelus flow solver.
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This Week in CFD

leap-hvacThe last two weeks of CFD news have produced a plethora of cool CFD applications from flow over landing gear to turbulence interacting with shock waves to HVAC as shown here (an ANSYS Discovery Live simulation from Leap Australia). Plus, I ask you to ponder and share what simulation tech is most important for aerospace.
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I’m James Linfield and This Is How I Mesh

I grew up on the south coast of the UK, in a small sleepy village called Storrington in West Sussex. Not too far away from the seaside town of Brighton (that’s where I say I’m from when people, quite rightly, have no idea where Storrington is!).

As a kid I always enjoyed figuring out how things worked, and I can vividly remember building a model remote-control car (The Grasshopper R/C Model Kit) from scratch with my Dad at a fairly young age. I think projects like that helped pique my interest in engineering at an early age, although I wasn’t aware of it at the time. I also loved airplanes. I can remember being completely obsessed with the Blackbird (Lockheed SR-71 to give it its proper name) and had a scale model of it in my room. I still think it looks incredible today.

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This Week in CFD

vee-bee-strainerThis week’s CFD news is dominated by applications of all sorts, from cars, cars, cars, to boats, filtration (Vee Bee’s strainer shown here), rockets, ducting, and skyscrapers. There’s also plenty of event news from CAESES, Metacomp, OpenFOAM, ENGYS, and Pointwise (of course).  Continue reading

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