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March / April 2013

Pointwise Gives GRM a Time-Savings Edge in V8 Supercar Design

By Scott Burch and Pierluigi Orsi, Garry Rogers Motorsport


Pointwise Gives GRM a Time-Savings Edge in V8 Supercar Design

Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) is one of the most enduring racing teams in Australian motorsport and this year we are celebrating 50 years of racing involvement. The team competes in the hotly contested V8 Supercar championship, which is regarded as one of the finest touring car racing categories in the world.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting “Meshes Up” Fort Worth


Pointwise User Group Meeting “Meshes Up” Fort Worth

The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013 held in Fort Worth, Texas, on 19-20 March was headlined by a diverse set of user presentations on topics ranging from heat transfer inside nuclear reactor rod bundles to an attempt to set the world land speed record.

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Syracuse University Gets CFD Work Spinning

By Mike Butterfield, Aerospace Engineering Student, Class of 2013


Syracuse University Gets CFD Work Spinning

At Syracuse University, a mixed group of both graduate and undergraduate students had the opportunity to participate in a project involving an innovative new wing design. Overseen by Prof. Thong Dang, the team sought to analyze this new design to determine its practicality and effectiveness.

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Quality and Control – Two Reasons Why Structured Grids Aren't Going Away

By John Chawner


Quality and Control – Two Reasons Why Structured Grids Aren't Going Away

One could be forgiven for thinking the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) world has converted entirely to unstructured (or hybrid) meshing. Certainly, we contribute to that impression with our emphasis on anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (T-Rex), our highly automated hybrid mesh generation technique with near-wall boundary layer resolution.

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