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Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005

Pointwise's second Gridgen User Group Meeting was held on April 25-26, 2005 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel 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 presentation was titled "Sustainable Improvements in Analysis Throughput - a DOE Perspective" by Dr. Ted Blacker of Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Blacker currently manages DART, a large portfolio of DOE funded projects aimed at significantly reducing overall design through analysis times. He also spent eight years at Fluent, Inc. where he led a team that developed Fluent's GAMBIT preprocessing product. Dr. Blacker received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in 1993.

Agenda | Exhibitors | Photographs  


Day Time Event Room Event Room
Mon, April 25  8:00 -  8:30 Registration &
Continental Breakfast
   8:30 - 10:00 Gridgen V15 New Features Trinity Central    
  10:00 - 10:15 Break West Fork I    
  10:15 - 12:00 Glyph Scripting Trinity Central    
  12:00 -  1:30 Buffet Lunch West Fork I    
   1:30 -  3:00 Glyph Scripting cont' Trinity Central    
   3:00 -  3:30 Break for Dessert Foyer    
   3:30 -  5:30 1-on-1 Tech Meetings West Fork I V16 Advisory Team Mtg. West Fork II
   6:30 -  8:00 Welcome Reception &
Vendor Exhibits
Tue, April 26  8:00 -  8:30 Registration,
Continental Breakfast, & Vendor Exhibits
Trinity Central
   8:30 -  8:45 Welcome & Introductions Trinity Central
   8:45 -  9:30 Current Status of Gridgen Trinity Central
   9:30 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker
Ted Blacker, Sandia National Laboratory
Sustainable Improvements in Analysis Throughput - a DOE Perspective
Trinity Central
  10:15 - 10:45 Break & Vendor Exhibits Trinity Central
  10:45 - 11:15 Cindy Rakowski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mesh and Mesh Again: Use and Reuse of Environmental CFD Applications
Trinity Central
  11:15 - 11:45 Vineet Ahuja, CRAFT Tech
Applications of Automated Grid Generation Using Glyph
Trinity Central
  11:45 -  1:30 Lunch West Fork I & II
   1:30 -  2:00 David L. Vaughn, Engineous Software
Process Integration and Design Optimization with Gridgen and iSIGHT
Trinity Central
   2:00 -  2:30 Cyrille Bréard, Analytical Methods
Winglet/Spiroid Design for Commercial Aircraft using NSAERO and GRIDGEN
Trinity Central
   2:30 -  3:30 CFD Gallery Foyer
   3:30 -  4:00 Ivor Annetts, Advantage CFD
Design Optimisation with CFD and Mesh Deformation Techniques
Trinity Central
   4:00 -  4:30 Ashvin Mahajan, Iowa State Univ.
Solution and Grid Adaptation Using Direct Methods
Trinity Central
   4:30 -  5:00 The Future of Gridgen Trinity Central

CFD Gallery & Exhibits

CD-adapco CD-adapco (www.cd-adapco.com) is a global enterprise providing advanced computationally-based engineering solutions for simulating fluid flow, heat transfer and stress. This includes Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software (STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+), CAD-integrated CFD options (STAR-CAD Series), training and CFD/FEA engineering and consulting services. Its main offices are in New York, London and Yokohama with additional offices across the world.

CD-adapco’s solutions are widely used by the automotive industry, as well as other industry sectors including aerospace, appliances, buildings, chemical process, electronics, environmental, marine, offshore structures, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialized mechanical engineering applications.

Fluent Fluent Inc. (www.fluent.com) is the world's largest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software provider. In the aerospace and defense industries, our products are used to analyze environmental control systems, anti-icing systems, aerodynamics, rotor-airframe interactions, fuel sloshing, fire suppression, and propulsion systems, including combustors, and moving-body problems such as store separation, valve opening/closing, and stage separation.

FIELDVIEW FIELDVIEW from Intelligent Light (www.ilight.com) is an advanced, easy-to-use post processor designed specifically for CFD. The value of CFD to your business is in the decisions that it helps you make. Decisions are made while post-processing the CFD data. FIELDVIEW can help you leverage all of the effort put into obtaining solutions and add value by helping you to quickly and easily turn raw data into meaningful pictures and animations that everyone can understand. These capabilities will increase confidence in your decision making process, improve productivity and ultimately lead to better designs and products. FIELDVIEW is available for UNIX, Linux and Windows. Free trials and educational discounts are available. For more information please visit: www.ilight.com.

Sculptor Optimal Solutions Software, LLC, (www.optimalsolutions.us) offers SculptorTM, a CFD design program that provides the ability to parameterize CFD models and perform real-time shape deformation without the need to revisit the CAD model. When coupled with design optimization algorithms, Sculptor performs automatic CFD shape optimization. These tools help eliminate the numerous iterations inherent in the design process were one modifies the CAD model, remeshes, and then completes the CFD analysis.

Optimal Solutions’ Arbitrary Shape Deformation (ASD) technology used by Sculptor automatically, in real-time, alters shapes that are typically very complex and hard to manipulate into designs that improve performance - without having to remesh. The deformations are smooth and volumetric to maintain cell quality for the CFD calculations. When coupled with Gridgen's reliable CFD meshing, Sculptor helps find more accurate designs in less time, resulting in appreciable amounts of time and money being saved.

SGI Silicon Graphics®, Inc (www.sgi.com) is a leader in providing high performance computing (HPC), visualization and storage solutions. SGI uses industry standard components, like the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor, combined with a unique shared-memory system architecture to deliver HPC solutions at an affordable price. SGI® Altix® servers and clusters provide superior performance and scalability that are easy to deploy, program, and manage. Whether it's performing analysis to determine the aerodynamics of a wing, studying blood flow in an artery, or evaluating the flow around an automobile, SGI is dedicated to addressing the next class of challenges for scientific and engineering users.