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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016

The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016 held in Fort Worth, Texas on 21-22 September drew attendees from around the world and included technical presentations on subjects ranging from aircraft and race car aerodynamics to construction of 3-D printed sculptures. The meeting also featured hands-on Pointwise V18 training, a short-course entitled “Advanced Geometry Cleanup,” and the presentation of the Meshy Award.

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

Exhibiting Partners

Intelligent Light
Metacomp Technologies
Optimal Solutions

The Meshy Award

This year's winners of the Pointwise Meshy Award Contest were C. Bruce Hilbert, Ph.D. and Melody Rees of Branch Technology. The winning 3-D structured Pointwise grid was used for the purpose of printing a 3-D pavilion on view at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee.

Meshy Award Winner for 2016

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


Wednesday, 21 September - Pointwise V18 Training
Time Event Room
8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast Synergy Foyer
8:30 a.m. Quad Dominant Surface Meshing Synergy I
10:00 a.m. Break Synergy Foyer
10:15 a.m. Unstructured Hexahedra and Mixed Cell Blocks Synergy I
12:00 p.m. Lunch Atrium
1:00 p.m. Cell Size Control with Shapes and Sources Synergy I
2:00 p.m. Break Synergy Foyer
2:30 p.m. New Productivity Enhancers Synergy I
3:45 p.m. Break Synergy Foyer
4:00 p.m. Mastering Geometry Cleanup Tasks in Pointwise Synergy I
5:00 p.m. Break  
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception/Partner Exhibits Synergy Foyer
Thursday, 22 September - User and Pointwise Presentations
Time Event Room
8:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast Synergy Foyer
8:30 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
Rick Matus, Ph.D., Pointwise, Inc.
Synergy I
8:45 a.m. Current Status of Pointwise
John Chawner, Pointwise, Inc.
Synergy I
9:15 a.m. Design Optimization of Big Wave Surfboards Using Pointwise and CRUNCH CFD
Jeremy D. Shipman, Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
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 II & III
10:15 a.m. The Automation of Domain Assembly Tedium in Pointwise by the Application of  
Glyph Scripting

Ethan Alan Hereth, SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Synergy I
10:45 a.m. Results from HPCMP CreateTM-AV COFFE for Tasks 1-3 for DPW6
Ryan Glasby, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Synergy I
11:15 a.m. Innovative Freeform Extrusion Utilizing Grids Created with Pointwise
C. Bruce Hilbert, Ph.D., Branch Technology, Inc.
Synergy I
11:45 a.m. Pyglyph - A Python Binding for the Pointwise Glyph Scripting Language
Raymond Maple, Ph.D., Textron Aviation
Synergy I
12:15 p.m. Lunch Atrium
1:00 p.m. V8 Supercar Design with CFD
Scott Burch, Garry Rogers Motorsport
Synergy I
1:30 p.m. Rapid Aerodynamics for Realistic Aircraft Geometries Using FlightStream and Pointwise
Roy J. Hartfield Jr., Ph.D., Research in Flight
Synergy I
2:00 p.m. Meshy Award Ceremony and Exhibitor Presentations Synergy I
2:30 p.m. CFD Gallery Synergy Foyer
3:30 p.m. Numerical Study of the Impact of Basebleed on Aerospike Nozzle Performance
Andrea Papi, Firefly Space Systems
Synergy I
4:00 p.m. Meshing Overview & S-Duct Results Using FUN3D from the 3rd Propulsion
Aerodynamics Workshop

Zach Davis, Pointwise, Inc.
Synergy I
4:30 p.m. Combining SU2 and Pointwise for High-Order Mesh Generation Around Complex Geometries
Thomas D. Economon, Ph.D., Stanford University
Synergy I
5:00 p.m. The Future of Pointwise
John Chawner, Pointwise, Inc.
Synergy I
6:30 p.m. Pointwise User Group Meeting After Party Frankie's Sports Bar

User Group Meeting



Call for Papers


Training Courses


CFD Gallery

Hotel and Travel

Meshy Award Contest


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