AIAA SciTech 2017 (formally known as the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition) will be held in Pointwise's backyard this coming January, just north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the city of Grapevine, Texas. Because of the locality, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to meet, mingle, and converse with Pointwise staff including technical papers, the exposition hall, and a reception.
Norman F. Foster, Jim G. Coder, Warren J. Baker
Applied Research Laboratory and Department of Aerospace Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, 16804, USA
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Laboratory share an overview of their ongoing work involving overset grid CFD simulations of an incompressible rotorcraft hub they performed using the overset meshing tools available in Pointwise. Preliminary CFD results show good agreement with empirical rotor hub wake measurements. Pointwise has become an integral part of these researchers' toolset as they continue their investigations into important flow phenomena for their sponsors in the rotorcraft industry.
When you think of Pointwise Version 18, the first things that come to mind are the big, powerful features like unstructured quadrilateral surface meshing, unstructured hexahedral layer extrusion in the anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (T-Rex) technique, and tetrahedral mesh clustering sources. But there are many small and powerful new features in this latest release that you will probably find yourself using frequently because they make mesh generation just that much easier.
Attendees at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016 were the first people to get hands-on training with the new Pointwise V18. In addition, they saw technical presentations on applications, scripting, higher-order meshing and future development plans.