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Celebrate 20 Years of Reliable CFD Meshing

Pointwise celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014, and we topped off the festivities with a special edition of our Pointwise User Group Meeting on 29-30 October 2014 in Anaheim, California.

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

Exhibiting Partners

Applied CCM
Intelligent Light
Metacomp Technologies

The Meshy Award

Prof. Rickard Bensow of Chalmers University of Technology has been named recipient of the Pointwise Meshy Award for his grids relating to how cavitation on a ship propeller is affected by the installation upstream of energy efficiency improving stator blades that change the propeller inflow.

Meshy Award Winner for 2014

All of this year's entries can be seen in a Facebook photo album.


Wednesday, 29 October - Training
Time Event Room
8:00 Registration Foyer
  Continental Breakfast Ballroom B
8:30 Overset Meshing Introduction Ballroom A
10:00 Break Ballroom B
10:15 Overset Assembly and Diagnostic Tools Ballroom A
12:00 Lunch Atrium
1:00 Pointwise's Latest New Features Ballroom A
2:00 Break Ballroom B
2:30 Prism and Hexahedral T-Rex Meshing Ballroom A
3:45 Break Ballroom B
4:00 Advanced Structured Gridding Ballroom A
5:00 Break  
6:30-8:00 Welcome Reception / Partner Exhibits / Meshy Award Presentation Ballroom B
Thursday, 30 October - General Session
Time Event Room
8:00 Registration / Continental Breakfast / Partner Exhibits Ballroom B
8:30 Welcome & Introduction
Rick Matus, Ph.D.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pointwise
Ballroom A
8:45 Current Status of Pointwise
John Chawner
President, Pointwise
Ballroom A
9:15 CFD Studies of Heat Transfer at Structured Surface
Michael Böttcher, Ph.D.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Ballroom A
9:45 Break/Partner Exhibits Ballroom B
10:15-4:15 Support Consultations
(Sign up at the registration desk)
10:15 Comparison of Three Mesh Topologies Using a Simple Volute
Michael Ni
AeroDynamic Solutions
Ballroom A
10:45 Computational Simulation of the Fan and Low-Pressure Compressor Stages of the Energy Efficient Engine
Bruce Hilbert
SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ballroom A
11:15 Using CFD to Break the Land Speed Record
Andy Luo
TotalSim LLC
Ballroom A
11:45 Overset Meshing with Pointwise
Nick Wyman
Ballroom A
12:15 Lunch Atrium
1:00 Vision 2030 CFD Study: Future Requirements and Focus Areas in Computational Geometry and Mesh Generation
Jeff Slotnick
Boeing Research & Technology
Ballroom A
1:30 OpenVSP Parametric Modeling to Viscous CFD
Rob McDonald, Ph.D.
California Polytechnic State University &
Travis Carrigan
Ballroom A
2:15 Exhibitor Presentations
CFD Gallery
Partner Exhibits
Ballroom B
3:15 Computational Aeroacoustic Analysis for Military Aircraft Applications
Jeremy Shipman
Ballroom A
3:45 Investigation of CFD Simulation Methods on the Performance of a High-Lift Wing
Kyle Graham
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.
Ballroom A
4:15 Large-scale Aircraft Design Using SU2 and Pointwise
Thomas Economon
Stanford University
Ballroom A
4:45 Simulation of the Interaction of a Supersonic Crossflow with a Lateral Jet Injected from the Side of a Generic Missile
Amar Potturi, Ph.D.
Metacomp Technologies
Ballroom A
5:15 Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of Optimized Flat Plate Film-Cooling Configurations
William Humber
AeroDynamic Solutions
Ballroom A
5:45 The Future of Pointwise
John Chawner
President, Pointwise
Ballroom A
6:30 Pointwise User Group Meeting After Party TBD

User Group Meeting



Call for Papers


Training Courses


CFD Gallery

Hotel and Travel

Meshy Award Contest


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