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AzoreCFD Support Now Built-in to Latest Pointwise Meshing Software
Posted Tuesday February 23 at 6:32pm
The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software includes a native interface to the AzoreCFD flow solver.

"Pointwise is committed to empowering solver development of any type, which is why we developed a flexible and powerful plugin SDK for mesh export and import," said Patrick Baker, Pointwise’s director of product development.
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28X Increase in Simulation Speed by Using Pointwise Meshes
Posted Tuesday February 9 at 2:51pm
Pointwise released the case study, 28X Increase in Simulation Speed by Using Pointwise Meshes which explains how in collaboration with NASA GRC, ADSCFD applied the ADSCFD GPU accelerated CFD with Pointwise meshes to reduce simulation times by 28x.
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CAESES 5 -- New Major Release Available Now
Posted Tuesday February 2 at 1:11pm
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS is pleased to announce the highly anticipated major release of our flagship CAE integration and optimization platform CAESES.

CAESES automates your CFD-driven design process allowing you to explore the design space and to optimize your designs. CAESES features both a very powerful fully-parametric modeler and several advanced morphing strategies for your existing models. Many efficient optimization algorithms are available to fully automate the process.
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Cadence to Acquire NUMECA International
Posted Wednesday January 20 at 10:28am
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NUMECA International, a leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, multi-physics simulation and optimization.

The addition of NUMECA’s technologies and talent supports the Cadence® Intelligent System Design™ strategy and broadens its system analysis portfolio with CFD solutions, servicing a fast-moving market segment where accuracy, reliability and predictability are paramount concerns for high-fidelity modeling.
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Announcing FLOW-3D HYDRO
Posted Monday January 4 at 7:3pm
Flow Science has launched FLOW-3D HYDRO, the complete CFD modeling solution for the civil and environmental engineering industry. 

FLOW-3D HYDRO features a streamlined, water-focused user interface and offers new simulation templates for efficient modeling workflows, as well as expanded training materials geared to the needs of the civil or environmental engineer.
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Mesh Adaptation That Works
Posted Tuesday December 15 at 5:24pm
Pointwise has published the case study, Mesh Adaptation That Works, which explains how Pointwise and ISimQ have developed a new mesh adaption process that achieves the hopes and promises of adaption from long ago by removing mesh generator skill from the CFD analysis process to produce consistent, high-quality simulation results.


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NUMECA Global CFD Summit 2020
Posted Saturday November 28 at 2:4pm
The NUMECA Global CFD Summit 2020 begins December 1st and includes two half-days of keynotes, networking, chat sessions, cloud training and much more.

The virtual event allows you to meet the experts from the comfort of your home or office.
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CFD Simulation Made Easy
Posted Saturday November 28 at 12:32pm
CFDTool version 1.5, based on the FEATool Multiphysics simulation platform, has been released.

CFDTool now features full 3D modeling and support for both the OpenFOAM and SU2 CFD solvers from a single MATLAB GUI and interface, making the CFDTool a one-stop-shop for all types of fluid dynamics and heat transfer simulations.
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Design Optimization of Francis Turbines
Posted Thursday November 19 at 2:38pm
ADT will host Efficiency Improvement and Cavitation Control of Francis Turbine Stages by TURBOdesign Suite on Thursday, December 10th, at 8am and 4pm GMT.

Francis turbines and hydraulic turbines play a major role in both small scale and large scale hydraulic energy plants and are increasingly being used for energy storage applications. The 3D inverse design method offers one of the best means of meeting multi-point and multi-objective requirements for hydraulic turbines as it can cover a large design space with very small number of design parameters.
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Five Ways to More Accurately Resolve Your Geometry
Posted Thursday November 12 at 11:30am
Pointwise today announced a limited time release of the video, Five Ways to More Accurately Resolve Your Geometry, which shows you how to increase simulation accuracy with fewer cells using Pointwise. Starting today, the video will be available for up to a week after the Five Days of Pointwise event ends.

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Solved - Structured-Style Surface Meshing for Thin Features
Posted Wednesday November 11 at 11:30am
Pointwise today announced a limited time release of the video, Solved: Structured-Style Surface Meshing for Thin Features, which will teach you how to efficiently resolve narrow surfaces with mapped unstructured meshes. Starting today, the video will be available for up to a week after the Five Days of Pointwise event ends.

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Enhance Volume Mesh Quality with Surface Mesh Adaptation
Posted Tuesday November 10 at 11:30am
Pointwise today announced a limited time release of the video, Enhance Volume Mesh Quality with Surface Mesh Adaptation, which shows you how to employ easy-to-use surface mesh adaptation to enhance volume mesh quality between surfaces in close proximity. Starting today, the video will be available for up to a week after the Five Days of Pointwise event ends.

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Azore-Pointwise Integrated Workflow for Efficient CFD Simulation
Posted Monday November 9 at 6:2pm
It is official - the Azore-Pointwise integration has now been released! This is great news for AzoreCFD and Pointwise users alike. The integration aims to enhance the simulation experience and maximize the speed of pre-processing for AzoreCFD simulation.
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Introducing Flashpoint - Goal-Oriented and Intelligent Automatic Meshing
Posted Monday November 9 at 11:30am
Pointwise today announced a limited time release of the video, Introducing Flashpoint: Goal-Oriented and Intelligent Automatic Meshing, which allows you to experience the next evolution of repeatable, push-button meshing. Starting today, the video will be available for up to a week after the Five Days of Pointwise event ends.

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Mentor User2User Conference
Posted Wednesday November 4 at 2:4pm
Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business, will host User2User, a virtual online user conference on November 10th for North America and on December 1st for Europe.

For over 30 years, User2User has provided a forum for sharing best practices and discovering new techniques for tackling EDA’s biggest design challenges. U2U is a series of highly interactive, in-depth technical conferences that bring together our large Mentor user community.
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Visualizing Higher-Order Finite Element Surfaces
Posted Tuesday November 3 at 3:7pm
Tecplot's foray into visualizing higher-order finite element geometry and solutions continues with a blog post on Visualizing Higher-Order Finite-Element Surfaces.

For higher-order finite-element surfaces, the geometry (x,y,z coordinates of any point on the surface) is defined for each element by polynomials in terms of the local surface coordinates (r,s).
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Deep-Learning for Engineering Optimization
Posted Monday November 2 at 2:8pm
NAFEMS will host Deep-Learning for Engineering Optimization on November 5th.

Deep learning and AI have revolutionized how images, sounds and natural language are processed. Therefore, some problems that used to be considered intractable are now easily solvable. Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and Computer Assisted Engineering (CAE) are now on the way to follow the same track.
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Five Days of Pointwise
Posted Wednesday October 28 at 10:3am
Pointwise is hosting a five-day virtual event during the week of 9 November to introduce Flashpoint Automatic Surface Meshing and other time-saving features new in Pointwise V18.4.

At 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6) Monday through Thursday, we will debut a new video highlighting the benefits of a different new feature. Find out why Chris Sideroff, principal director at Applied CCM, says, "Flashpoint is a game-changer for meshing."
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