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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013

The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013 was held in Fort Worth, Texas on 19-20 March. The meeting featured hands-on training in the Pointwise software, presentations from customers from around the world, a user-chosen short-course titled “Meshing Forensics,” and the presentation of the Meshy Award.

Photos from the event can be seen in an album on Facebook.

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
Tetra Research

The Meshy Award

A team of engineers from CRAFT Tech was awarded this year's Meshy Award, an award that recognizes a mesh for its visual appeal, originality, and uniqueness. Dr. John Steinbrenner, Pointwise vice president of research and development, presented the award to Jeremy Shipman who accepted on behalf of his co-workers Vineet Ahuja, James Chenoweth, Don Kenzakowski, and Zisen Liu. The CRAFT Tech mesh was featured on a T-shirt that was distributed at the user group meeting. The award winning meshes are available for viewing along with the other entries in our Meshy Award 2013 photo album on Facebook.

Meshy Award Winner for 2013 Meshy Award Winner CRAFT Tech


Tuesday, 19 March - Training
Time Event Room
8:00 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast Synergy Foyer
8:30 a.m. Tips and Expert Tricks for Structured Meshing Synergy I
10:00 a.m. Break Synergy Foyer
10:15 a.m. Smoothing Structured Meshes Synergy I
12:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch Atrium
1:00 p.m. Using Plugins to Streamline Your Process Synergy I
2:00 p.m. Break Synergy Foyer
2:30 p.m. Pointwise's New Features Synergy I
3:45 p.m. Break Synergy Foyer
4:00 p.m. Special Short Course: Meshing Forensics Synergy I
5:00 p.m. Break  
6:30 p.m.
- 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception / Partner Exhibits Synergy Foyer
Wednesday, 20 March - General Session
Time Event Room
8:00 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast / Partner Exhibits Synergy Foyer
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
Rick Matus, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pointwise
Synergy I
8:45 a.m. Current Status of Pointwise & Gridgen
John Chawner, President, Pointwise
Synergy I
9:15 a.m. Numerical Simulation of LBE Rod Bundle Flow
Michael Böttcher, Ph.D., Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT)
Synergy I
9:45 a.m. Break/Partner Exhibits Synergy Foyer
10:15 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
Support Consultations (Sign up at the registration desk) Synergy III
10:15 a.m. Application of T-REX for Complex Internal Flows Using Pointwise and CRUNCH CFD
Jeremy Shipman, CRAFT Tech
Synergy I
10:45 a.m. Large Eddy Simulation for Exhaust Nozzle Design
Umesh Paliath, Ph.D., GE Corporation
Synergy I
11:15 a.m. Kaplan Turbine Runners - Block Structured CFD Grids Using Pointwise
Barbara Schoenborn, Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co.
Synergy I
11:45 a.m. Structured Grid Cell Remediation for Overset Meshes
John Steinbrenner, Ph.D., Pointwise
Synergy I
12:15 p.m. Lunch Atrium
1:00 p.m. Automation of Simulation for North American Eagle Landspeed Car
Kevin Colburn, CEI, Inc.
Synergy I
1:30 p.m. Stability of Boundary Layers
Eduardo Perez, Texas A&M University
Synergy I
2:00 p.m. Meshy Award Synergy I
2:15 p.m. Exhibitor Presentations Synergy I
2:30 p.m. CFD Gallery Synergy Foyer
3:30 p.m. Use of the New Pointwise OGA Interface with Suggar++
Ralph Noack, Ph.D., Celeritas Simulation Technology, LLC
Synergy I
4:00 p.m. Innovative and Efficient Shape Design Using Sculptor's Latest New Features and Capabilities in Optimization, Morphing, Shape Matching, Back2CAD with Pointwise/Gridgen File Format
Mark Landon, Ph.D., Optimal Solutions Software, LLC
Synergy I
4:30 p.m. Hierarchical Grid Adaptation Utilizing Pointwise Surface Meshing
Bruce Hilbert, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Synergy I
5:00 p.m. The Future of Pointwise & Gridgen
John Chawner, President, Pointwise
Synergy I
6:30 p.m. Pointwise User Group Meeting After Party Fox and Hound

User Group Meeting



Call for Papers


Training Courses


CFD Gallery

Hotel and Travel

Meshy Award Contest


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