Tag Archives: optimization

Pointwise + HELYX Adjoint = Optimized Design

Fluid 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 … Continue reading

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Push-Button Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing

By using ModelCenter from Phoenix Integration as an integration platform, Pointwise to generate the meshes, and Altair’s AcuSolve to run the CFD calculations, push-button design optimization was achieved for the front wing of an F-1 car. In fact, the model-centric … Continue reading

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ORCA Surfboard Goes From CFD to the Waves

Do you remember our case study from a couple of years ago where our friends at CRAFT Tech used Pointwise as part of a tool chain to optimize the performance of a big wave surfboard? Well that surfboard, called ORCA, … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Jobs, internships, and events seem to be the order of the week with lots of hiring and lots of announced CFD and meshing conferences. From the long-read department comes several articles on shape optimization, open-source, and geometry modeling issues. And … Continue reading

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Mesh Morphing for Automotive Shape Design Optimization

Next week Claudio Pita and I will be in the Motor City attending the SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition. There we will be presenting the work we performed in cooperation with Mark Landon of Optimal Solutions where we have … Continue reading

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Impressions of the 10th OpenFOAM Workshop

As a new OpenFOAM user I had the opportunity to attend the 10th OpenFOAM Workshop held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pointwise participated in the workshop in a variety of ways: we sponsored it, we worked … Continue reading

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