Big Wave Surfboard Optimization Using Pointwise and CRUNCH CFD

Stephen Barr, Roger Birkbeck, Jeremy Shipman Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.

Big Wave Surfboard Optimization

Working with one of the world's top big wave board shapers, engineers at CRAFT Tech have applied computational fluid dynamics (CFD) within a design optimization process, employing a genetic algorithm to evolve the design of a big wave surfboard. In this article, we will explore the design framework that allowed over 100 design iterations to be explored, resulting in a higher speed, lower drag, big wave surfboard design.

Looking Ahead Three Versions: New Meshing Capabilities

A new update for Pointwise, Version 18.0 R3, has just been released, and it includes a variety of new capabilities to help you generate better meshes faster. Later during 2017, a multi-year development effort will come to fruition, resulting in a suite of new tools in V18.1 for all types of meshing, including overset. Finally, the longer-term future of our meshing capabilities is coming into focus as our high-order meshing research transitions into production code.

Meet Us at AIAA Aviation Forum 2017

Join Pointwise for AIAA Aviation and related workshops from 3-6 June, in Denver, Colorado. Pointwise staff will be answering questions and demonstrating software at our booth in the exposition hall, as well as participating in workshops and presenting several technical papers. We hope to see you there.