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Gridgen User Group Meeting 2004

Pointwise's innaugural Gridgen User Group Meeting was held on April 5-6, 2004 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel here in our hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. It was a great success and brought together our customers, our partners, and our staff for two days of intense sharing of meshing expertise. Our keynote speaker was Prof. David Whitfield from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Whitfield is Director of the Graduate School of Computational Engineering at the University of Tennessee (UT) at Chattanooga (UTC) and also Director of the UT SimCenter at Chattanooga. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and obtained both his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Agenda | Exhibitors | Photographs  


Day Time Event Room
Mon, April 5  8:00 -  8:30 Registration &
Continental Breakfast
West Fork I
   8:30 - 10:00 Gridgen Training Seminar #1
Gridgen V15 New Features
Trinity Central
  10:00 - 10:15 Break West Fork I
  10:15 - 12:00 Gridgen Training Seminar #1
Trinity Central
  12:00 -  1:30 Buffet Lunch West Fork I
   1:30 -  3:00 Gridgen Training Seminar #2
Gridgen Tips and Tricks
Trinity Central
   3:00 -  3:15 Break for Dessert West Fork I
   3:15 -  5:00 Gridgen Training Seminar #2
Trinity Central
   6:30 -  8:00 Welcome Reception &
Vendor Exhibits
Tue, April 6  8:00 -  8:30 Registration,
Continental Breakfast, &
Vendor Exhibits
   8:30 -  8:45 Welcome & Introductions Trinity Central
   8:45 -  9:30 Current Status of Gridgen Trinity Central
   9:30 - 10:00 "Multi-Element Approach for High-Fidelity, Efficient Simulations"
Jeremy Shipman, Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
Trinity Central
  10:00 - 10:30 Break & Vendor Exhibits Foyer
  10:30 - 11:00 "Grid Generation Using Gridgen for Radar Cross-Section (RCS) Predictions"
Brian E. McGrath, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Trinity Central
  11:00 - 11:30 "A New Rear Wing for Le Mans in Six Weeks"
Dan Jestico, Advantage CFD
Trinity Central
  11:30 - 12:00 "Overlapped Grids Generated with Gridgen"
Dr. Shuh-yi Chern, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Trinity Central
  12:00 -  1:30 Buffet Lunch &
Keynote Presentation - "Grid Generation and Flow Solvers"
Prof. David Whitfield, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
West Fork I
   1:30 -  2:00 "Spectral Element Mesh Generation Using Gridgen for Bioflows"
Igor Pivkin, Brown University
Trinity Central
   2:00 -  2:30 "Semi-Automated Two-Dimensional Block Structured Grid Generation Via Glyph"
John R. Dannenhoffer, III, ScD., Syracuse University
Trinity Central
   2:30 -  3:30 CFD Gallery Foyer
   3:30 -  4:00 "Gridgen and AMI Software: CFD Solutions in the Design Environment"
Cyrille Bréard, Analytical Methods, Inc.
Trinity Central
   4:00 -  4:30 "Gridgen Usage at the University of Tennessee SimCenter at Chattanooga"
Steve Karman, Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Trinity Central
   4:30 -  5:00 "Unstructured Grids for a Circulation-Control Hydrofoil"
Roderick M. Coleman, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Dvi.
Trinity Central
   5:00 -  5:30 The Future of Gridgen Trinity Central

CFD Gallery & Exhibits

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