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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2011

The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2011 held in Fort Worth, Texas on 8-9 November drew the largest attendance in the history of the company's user conference. The meeting featured hands-on training in Pointwise V17, presentations from customers from around the world, a short-course entitled “T-Rex in the Real World,” and the presentation of the Meshy Award.

Photos from the event are available on Pointwise's Facebook page.

Exhibiting Partners

We are pleased to have had several of our partners participate in the CFD Gallery at this year's user group meeting. Our attendees benefited from time spent with our partners discussing how their solutions complement Pointwise.

Metacomp Technologies

Meshy Award Contest

Dr. Michael Böttcher of Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie was presented the first Meshy Award, given for a Pointwise/Gridgen mesh that is technically excellent and aesthetically beautiful. Dr. John Steinbrenner, Pointwise vice president of research and development, presented the award. Dr. Böttcher's work was featured on a T-shirt that was distributed at the user group meeting. Dr. Böttcher's award winning meshes are available for viewing along with the other entries in our Meshy Award 2011 photo album on Facebook.

Meshy Award Winner for 2011 Meshy Award Winner Dr. Michael Böttcher


Tuesday, 8 November - Training
Beg. End Event Room
8:00 8:30 Registration &
Continental Breakfast
Synergy Foyer
8:30 10:15 Training
T-Rex Volume Meshing
Synergy I
10:15 10:30 Break Synergy Foyer
10:30 12:00 Training
Native CAD Import and Database Tools
Synergy I
12:00 1:30 Buffet Lunch Atrium
1:30 3:00 Training
Enhanced Solver and Distribution Tools
Synergy I
3:00 3:30 Break Synergy Foyer
3:00 5:00 Training
Groups and Other New Features
Synergy I
5:00 5:30 Break Synergy Foyer
5:30 6:30 Training
Special Short Course - T-Rex
Synergy I
6:30 8:00 Welcome Reception &
Partner Exhibits
Synergy Foyer
Wednesday, 9 November - General Session
Beg. End Event Room
8:00 8:30 Registration,
Continental Breakfast & Partner Exhibits
Synergy Foyer
8:30 8:45 Welcome & Introductions
Rick Matus, Ph.D., Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pointwise
Synergy I
8:45 9:15 Current Status of Pointwise & Gridgen
John Chawner, President, Pointwise
Synergy I
9:15 9:45 An End-to-End High Fidelity Numerical Simulation of the LE-X Engine - Grid Generation Challenge for Full-Scale Rocket Engine Simulation
Nobuhiro Yamanishi, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Naoki Tani, Ph.D., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Synergy I
9:45 10:15 Break & Partner Exhibits Synergy Foyer
10:15 4:15 Support Consultations
(Sign up at the registration desk)
Synergy III
10:15 10:45 Boundary Layer Separation Control on a Circular Cylinder Using Embedded Heaters
Derick Endicott, Ohio Northern University
Synergy I
10:45 11:15 Automated Finite Element Mesh Generation for Centrifugal Impeller Blades Using Pointwise
Mikhail Grigoriev, Ph.D., Cameron, Compression Systems
Synergy I
11:15 11:45 Developments in Low Speed Aerodynamics for the 2012 Formula SAE Car
Aaron Long, University of Texas at Arlington
Synergy I
11:45 12:15 A Brief Introduction to Overset/Chimera Grid Technology
Ralph Noack, Ph.D., Celeritas Simulation Technology, LLC
Synergy I
12:15 1:00 Lunch Atrium
1:00 1:30 Advanced Unstructured Grid Generation Using Gridgen and Pointwise, Part 2
Perry Wooden, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
T.J. Hoverman, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Synergy I
1:30 2:00 Multi-Physics Analyses of Large Scale Systems Using Pointwise and CRUNCH CFD
Jeremy Shipman, CRAFT Tech
Synergy I
2:00 2:30 Hybrid Adaptive Meshing Using Pointwise and Vmesh
Steve Karman, Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Synergy I
2:30 3:30 CFD Gallery Synergy Foyer
3:30 4:00 Jet Flow Simulation Using Structured Multi-Block Mesh
Swati Saxena, Pennsylvania State University
Synergy I
4:00 4:30 Improved Thermal Signature Analysis Through Coupling of ShipIR and CFD
David A. Vaitekunas, W.R. Davis Engineering Ltd.
Synergy I
4:30 5:00 Stability of Hypersonic Flows
Eduardo Perez, Texas A&M University
Synergy I
5:00 5:30 Generating Billion Cell Grids Using Pointwise and Gridgen
Andy Luo, Swift Engineering
Synergy I
5:30 6:00 The Future of Pointwise & Gridgen,
John Chawner, President, Pointwise
Synergy I
6:30 8:30 Pointwise User Group Meeting After Party Fox and Hound

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Call for Papers


Training Courses


CFD Gallery

Hotel and Travel

Meshy Award Contest


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