Pointwise + HELYX Adjoint = Optimized Design

level set1_3840Fluid flow performance and behavior are becoming increasingly important for the design of automotive vehicle shape and key components with increasing pressure to improve design performance while reducing cost and time to market. The goal is to generate optimal design shapes within the available space that provide the desired performance for specified design goals such as drag, lift, swirl and tumble, flow uniformity, noise reduction, material reduction, and reduced energy requirements. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

simwebinar_7The CFD world is producing some thought-provoking articles during the pandemic including one from SimScale on cloud computing and one from Fastway on their CAE Maturity Model. Two videos go into detail on use of AWS for CFD and an introduction to blastFoam. Shown here is a SolidWorks simulation of an electronics enclosure. Continue reading

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Your Input Needed for Next Summer’s Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop

GMGW2-CFS-MeshThe 3rd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop (GMGW-3) will be held June 5-6, 2021 prior to AIAA Aviation in Washington, DC and will be co-located with the 4th AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop (HLPW-4). Shown here is a mesh from Cambridge Flow Solutions for one of the cases from GMGW-2. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

driving-sims-truckIn today’s CFD news there are two articles you should read and comment on. One is about heat transfer, the other about fluid rotation. A couple more events bit the dust but the CFD world spins onward with software releases and applications. Shown here is an image from a Simulia blog post about virtual driving simulators. Continue reading

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CFD in Aerospace America’s 2019 Year in Review

aiaa-aero-amer-cover-2019-yirSomething was happening early in 2020 that distracted me from writing my usual article about CFD in AIAA’s annual Year in Review issue of Aerospace America. What was it? Having trouble remembering. Hmm… Oh, right – that pandemic thing.

Regardless, 2020 has been such a dumpster fire that maybe looking back at the halcyon days of 2019 will be a relaxing tonic.  All images included in this article are from aerospaceamerica.aiaa.org unless otherwise noted. Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

case_deltamarinThere’s a lot of good reading and listening in this week’s CFD news starting with a new CFD podcast, a proposal for sustainable research software, and the first in a series on AI and CFD. Think Before You Compute, good advice anytime, is the title of a new book on applied CFD. Shown here are CFD results for hull shape optimization done by Deltamarine. Continue reading

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Mesh Adaptation – Live Q&A

Webinar-QA-Mesh-Adapt-tip-vorticesJoin Pointwise and ISimQ on 28 April at 10:00 a.m. (UTC -5) for a live Q&A webinar about mesh adaptation. Continue reading

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