By Zisen Liu, Research Scientist, Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
Combustion Research and Flow Technology (CRAFT Tech) has been using CRUNCH CFD® and Pointwise to design and evaluate pump systems for our customers. Pointwise has proven to be a robust and powerful tool for generating high-quality unstructured meshes.
The Golden Rule of mesh generation is to produce a mesh that provides a foundation for an accurate and converged computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution. On the other hand, one might say the Golden Paradox of mesh generation is that everyone believes that meshing experts know how to enforce the Golden Rule omnipresently, while in truth only you, the CFD practitioner, can tell whether a mesh is good.
by Scott Graham, Designer/Hull & Appendages CFD, and Harold Youngren, Designer, Wing Aerodynamics/Appendage Hydrodynamics CFD
The 34th America's Cup will be contested this fall in San Francisco Bay in high-speed, high-tech, hydrofoiling catamarans hitting speeds upwards of 40 kts (more than 46 miles per hour). These new AC72 class catamarans are 72 feet long (22 m), 46 feet wide (14 m) with a wing mast towering 131 feet (40 m) above the water.
Wikki Brasil began its partnership with Pointwise during a season of opportunity in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) industry in Brazil. Pointwise's first South American distributor, Wikki Brasil has positioned itself to take advantage of the unprecedented growth of government-funded technological projects and new research centers opened by global companies.