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► New CFD and Geometry Interfaces in Pointwise Meshing Software
    9 Feb, 2016 

FORT WORTH, TX (8 February 2016) - Pointwise announces the latest release of its meshing software featuring updated native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and geometry codes.

“This new production release of Pointwise includes updated support for the Kestrel CFD solver,” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. Kestrel is one software component in the High Performance Computing Modernization Office's (HPCMO) Computational Research and Engineering Acquisition Tool Environment (CREATE) Program. “By upgrading to Kestrel’s AVMesh Revision 1 library we can maintain compatibility with this important CFD tool.”

Pointwise Version 17.3 R5 also includes geometry import and export to the native file format of Pointwise’s geometry kernel and a variety of bug fixes.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS Fluent®, STAR-CCM+®, ANSYS CFX®, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

More information about Pointwise is available at

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let’s Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

For more information:
Andrea Alvarado

► UMRIDA Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Robust Design Optimization (RDO)
    9 Feb, 2016 

NUMECA International is pleased to announce the UMRIDA workshop on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Robust Design Optimization (RDO), to be held at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium on 20th and 21st of September 2016.

The focus of the UMRIDA workshop on Robust Design Optimization (RDO) lies on the industrial application of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and RDO techniques accounting for a large number of uncertainties. The overall objective is the assessment and application of UQ and RDO methods in industrial design practice.

A series of new, industrially relevant test cases, with prescribed uncertainties, from the UMRIDA database, can be made available for registered participants.

For more information, please visit the UMRIDA workshop website following the link below.

Registration to the workshop is now open.

► Training course on the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method using dsmcFoam
    9 Feb, 2016 

14-15 April 2016, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Highly dilute gas conditions are encountered in a wide variety of technological applications including hypersonic spacecraft design, MEMS, chemical vapour decomposition and manufacturing processes in near-vacuum environments. The dominant numerical technique for such rarefied gas flows is the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method.

We present a 2-day training course on the use of the open-source DSMC code dsmcFoam. The code has been developed at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and has been written within the framework of the open source C++ CFD toolbox OpenFOAM. The main features of the dsmcFoam code include the capability to perform DSMC simulations for multi-species conditions, to model arbitrary 2D/3D geometries using unstructured polyhedral meshes and unlimited parallel processing.

The dsmcFoam training will be provided by experts in DSMC from the the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. The timetable is outlined below:

Day 1: Background to the DSMC method. Overview of dsmcFoam. Meshing complex geometries in OpenFOAM. Demonstration of a hypersonic test case. Practical session for attendees to set-up and run a hypersonic test case.

Day 2: Modelling reacting flows in dsmcFoam using the Quantum Kinetic approach. Pressure-driven, low-speed DSMC flows. Practical session for attendees to set-up and run a reacting flow and a pressure-driven, low-speed flow. Practical session for attendees to address any DSMC-related issues and discuss their own projects.

Course fees : £500 (UK Sterling, inclusive of VAT). This includes all supporting materials, lunches and an evening dinner on the 14th April.

To register for the course and for further information please contact Dr Craig White & Dr Tom Scanlon:

The final date for registration will be 31st March 2016.

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Further information can be found at:

This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, producer and distributor of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® trademarks.

► Webinar FINE/Marine v5.1rc: new features webcast!
    9 Feb, 2016 

Discover the new features of NUMECA's CFD marine suite for marine engineers and naval architects.

Join us for this free webinar session and learn how this new version of FINE™/Marine will boost your productivity, from mesh generation to results visualization, while giving you a deeper insight in the flow physics, and ask all your questions in live to the experts!

Registration & Timing:

Duration: approx. 30 minutes presentation followed by an open discussion

Session 1: European and Asian business hours: 9:00AM (Brussels), 3:00PM (Beijing), 4:00PM (Tokyo)

Session 2: N.S. American business hours: 12:00PM (New York), 9:00AM (San Francisco), 6:00PM (Brussels)

Please contact us at for more information.

► Fluid Dynamics Workshop, Mar 2016, Belgium
    9 Feb, 2016 

Belgium, March 24, 2016

Fluid flow is involved in many engineering applications.
Discover the power of COMSOL Multiphysics for fluid
dynamics analysis and any multiphysics application
involving fluid flow in this workshop.



COMSOL Multiphysics is a powerful interactive environment
for modeling of real world multiphysics systems. The
COMSOL’s fluid specific modules bring easy-to-use tools
for the study of fluid flow systems. Join this free-of-
charge workshop to see how to use multiphysics simulation
to model fluid dynamics to optimize and verify the
performance of your designs.

During this three-hour workshop you will:
- get introduced to modeling fluid dynamics phenomena in
the COMSOL environment,
- experience a live multiphysics simulation
- set up and solve a fluid dynamics simulation through a
hands-on exercise,
- discuss your own modeling applications with the COMSOL
- get a free trial, giving you the opportunity to explore
COMSOL Multiphysics further.

Come and experience the power and efficiency of COMSOL

Date: March 24, 2016
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Location: Leuven

For registration, please visit COMSOL website.

► Tecplot Chorus 2016 R1 is Now Available
    9 Feb, 2016 

New Release of Tecplot Chorus for CFD Engineers who are doing optimization and database development. Tecplot Chorus allows you to rapidly understand your design space, flight envelope, and response surface, and connects images directly to field data from your simulations.

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