What Makes Calculation of Full Port Ball Valve Flow Coefficient Challenging?
Posted Tuesday July 7 at 12:13pm
Often valve manufacturers face the challenge that their valve's flow coefficient, Cv, is less than those of competing manufacturers.
Many resources are spent on valve design only to end up with an under performing valve during experimental testing.
Latest Pointwise Release Includes 5X Faster Surface Meshing
Posted Wednesday July 1 at 4:11pm
The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software accelerates its surface meshing process by up to a factor of five on benchmark grids.
"'Accelerate' is one of our three main development thrusts," said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. "Anything we can do to speed-up the software improves the user’s experience and shrinks the time required to generate a CFD mesh."
Automated Meshing and Adaptive Re-meshing at Bombardier
Posted Wednesday June 24 at 3:53pm
Pointwise released a webinar where Amine Ben Haj Ali, senior engineering specialist from Bombardier, explains the Meshing & Adaptive Re-meshing Server (MARS) which automatically generates meshes.
MARS has been used by engineers at Bombardier to generate over 250,000 high-quality meshes since 2017. MARS automates the meshing process, reduces meshing time, and ensures consistent meshes across geometry variations no matter who is using it.
Automated Meshing and Adaptive Re-meshing at Bombardier
Posted Tuesday June 16 at 11:57pm
Register to participate in a webinar hosted by Amine Ben Haj Ali, senior engineering specialist in advanced aerodynamics at Bombardier and Rick Matus, Pointwise, Inc., Executive Vice President that details the Meshing & Adaptive Re-meshing Server (MARS) he has developed, which has been used by engineers at Bombardier to generate over 250,000 high-quality meshes since 2017.
SoftInWay Unveils Co-Simulation Environment in the Latest Release of AxSTREAM ION
Posted Tuesday June 16 at 7:55pm
SoftInWay, Inc. announced today the latest release of AxSTREAM ION for use both inside and outside the realm of turbomachinery engineering. The release marks the next step in a move towards complete workflow digitalization and automation to shorten project times and lower manpower demands through use of digital twin technology and AI.
A Paradigm Shift in Turbomachinery Design
Posted Thursday June 11 at 3:53pm
Advanced Design Technology will host A Paradigm Shift in Turbomachinery Design on June 25th.
In this webinar, we will show how the new TURBOdesign Suite 2020, a new platform for the design and optimization of turbomachinery, represents a paradigm shift in turbomachinery design and enables engineers to produce breakthrough, high efficiency designs faster than ever before.
Accurately Model Propeller Performance Using TCFD and Pointwise
Posted Monday June 8 at 4:26pm
Pointwise has released the case study, Accurate Performance Predictions for Marine Propellers, providing benchmark validation for accurate performance of CFD simulation results.
The high demand for improving the accuracy, quality, and credibility of the CFD simulation results, should be assessed by providing a qualitative and intensive comparison with experimental measurement data.
How UAV Icing Simulations Help With Ice Protection
Posted Wednesday June 3 at 2:52pm
Pointwise has released a webinar hosted by neptech AB and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology entitled Simulation of in-flight icing on UAVs.
This webinar explains how icing simulations are used on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to develop ice protection systems.
CFD Researchers Target Fluid Dynamic Spread of COVID Virus
Posted Wednesday May 27 at 4:1pm
A group of researchers in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University are studying airborne spread of the virus and the effectiveness of protective masks.
Rajat Mittal, a professor of mechanical engineering and an expert in computational fluid dynamics, believes further research into the flow physics of respiratory diseases will be key to containing the current coronavirus pandemic.
Maximize Performance while Reducing Costs with Automated Design Optimization
Posted Monday May 18 at 5:45pm
Pointwise has published the case study, Pointwise Used in Topology Optimization of Automotive Components, that explains how Pointwise’s unstructured mesh generation with Helyx Adjoint sensitivity based shape optimization enables fully automated performance-driven design shape evolution and optimization to meet target performance objectives.
Ensure Your Competitive Advantage with OMNIS™
Posted Wednesday May 13 at 4:43pm
NUMECA goes LIVE every Wednesday!
With most of us being at home due to COVID-19, now is probably as good a time as any to explore new and exciting technology.
Technology that will bring you a guaranteed productivity gain. Get your results faster and at a greatly reduced cost, thanks to dedicated application workflows, which cut down on pre-processing and simulation run time.
Improve Efficiency and Accuracy Using Solution-Based Mesh Adaptation with Pointwise and ANSYS CFX
Posted Monday May 11 at 3:41pm
The on-demand webinar, Solution-Based Mesh Adaptation with Pointwise and ANSYS CFX hosted by Nick Wyman and Steve Karman, Pointwise; and Paul Galpin, ISimQ is now available. Learn how mesh adaptation can help make your CFD process more efficient and accurate.
Simulation-driven design relies heavily on high-quality CFD simulation results. Mesh adaptation is an essential tool for controlling discretization error in your simulations.
FLOW-3D Online Workshops
Posted Tuesday May 5 at 5:41pm
FLOW-3D Workshops for the water & environmental industry are now available online!
Our workshops deliver focused, hands-on instruction that will leave you with a thorough understanding of how FLOW-3D is used in key water infrastructure industries.
Virtual Flow Loop Testing for Valves
Posted Thursday April 30 at 9:50am
simulationHub will host Virtual Flow Loop Testing for Valves on Thursday, May 7th, 2020.
Understanding flow through valves is essential in optimum valve design. CFD helps in predicting valve performance and gives a good insight into the flow physics. During this webinar, you will be introduced to the capabilities and applications of the Autonomous Valve CFD app.
Vertical Wiper Blades Reduce Aircraft Drag
Posted Thursday April 23 at 9:9am
Aerodynamics testing on the KC-135 Stratotanker confirmed vertically mounted wiper blades reduce aircraft drag by approximately 1% during cruise conditions, potentially saving the Air Force $7 million annually in associated fuel costs.
Across the KC-135 fleet, blades are positioned horizontally on the windshield as part of the aircraft’s original 1950s design.
Mesh Adaptation Live Q&A
Posted Wednesday April 22 at 4:17pm
Pointwise will host a Live Q&A Webinar where Nick Wyman and Steve Karman, Pointwise, Inc., and Paul Galpin, iSimQ will be fielding your mesh adaptation questions at 10 a.m. CDT (UTC -5) on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.
Simulation-driven design relies heavily on high-quality CFD simulation results. Mesh adaptation is an essential tool for controlling discretization error in your simulations. Pointwise provides a solver-independent mesh adaptation method that maintains adherence to geometry.
Push-Button Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing
Posted Tuesday April 21 at 3:0pm
CAD-Based Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing, a joint webinar from Pointwise and Phoenix Integration about automated meshing enabled push-button design optimization has been released.
If you have ever seen the front wing of a Formula 1 vehicle, you would think you are staring at a piece of modern art and not one of the greatest contributors to the downforce and handling of the vehicle. Current front wing designs are intricate and no two are the same, a testament to the complexity of the flowfield experienced by each vehicle as it makes its way around the track.
How to Mesh a Frozen Drone
Posted Tuesday April 14 at 5:30pm
Icing is a severe hazard that significantly limits the usage of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles. Simulating the effects of icing is difficult with one of the most challenging tasks being creation of high-quality meshes of multiple complex ice shapes in a timely manner.