Case Study: A New Mesh Adaptation Procedure That Really Works

Pointwise and ISimQ developed an efficient adaptation procedure for effective control of discretization error on real-world cases that adapts to underlying geometry while still efficiently resolving the mesh with high aspect ratios in boundary layers. Shown here are results computed using ANSYS CFX on an adapted Pointwise mesh showing shear stress on the hub.

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I’m Antoine Ligier and This Is How I Mesh

I was born in Lyon near the French Alps and spent most of my childhood there and in the greater Paris region. As a kid, I was always interested in sport and sciences and spent most of my time outdoors playing tennis, rollerblading, hiking, and camping. A few years later, I passed my high-school diploma with a specialization in physics.

At that time, aeronautics and space were mostly unknown to me and I started my studies in medicine and biology. After discussing with passionate engineers, I knew I found my vocation and switched to a five year aerospace master program at the Elisa Aerospace school of engineering.

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At AIAA SciTech: A Framework for Mesh-Geometry Associativity during Mesh Adaptation

Join Pointwise and a co-author from NASA Langley Research Center at AIAA SciTech next month as we present our joint work on a mechanism for providing a CFD flow solver with access to the geometry model for surface mesh adaptation.

The technical paper A Framework for Mesh-Geometry Associativity during Mesh Adaptation is authored by Nick Wyman (Pointwise), Mike Park (NASA), Pat Baker (Pointwise), and John Chawner (Pointwise.)

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This Week in CFD

As we approach the end of 2020 (good riddance), the CFD news is flooding in. This week, in what is largely an unstructured listing, there are plenty of software and event announcements and several seasonal CFD simulations. And you’re gonna wanna [pardon the patois] read the Siemens article on fun CFD simulations (with STAR-CCM+) such as the Delorean shown here.

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This Week in CFD

As we approach the end of 2020 (Huzzah!) there’s a lot of positive news on the business of CAE and from conferences that are starting to come back as at least hybrid events. In particular, highlighted herein is a special session at AIAA SciTech in January on grand challenge problems for CFD. And who would’ve expected CFD for rickshaws, fish farms, and my favorite CFD application of the week shown here: a pierogi flying through mayo as simulated using ANSYS by the Student Astronautical Circle at Warsaw University of Technology. (Apologies if my translation is incorrect.)

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