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Webinar: Golf Club Aerodynamics Demonstrates Use of FieldView 13 for High-Productivity CFD

Posted By: Roger Rintala
Date:Fri, 2 Dec 2011, 9:22 p.m.

Intelligent Light, Pointwise, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga SimCenter will present a free webinar at 11 a.m. CST on December 7th that illustrates the various steps of the complete computational fluid dynamics (CFD) process typically followed in aerodynamic analyses of realistic geometries. The webinar, entitled “High-Fidelity, High-Productivity CFD Simulations of Airflow Over a Golf Club Head,” will employ a simulation of airflow over a golf club head to demonstrate the complete CFD process from geometry creation through solution post-processing.

To register for the free webinar, go to: or here.

Presenters will be Prof. Steve Karman and Bruce Hilbert from UTC SimCenter; Yves-Marie Lefebvre, from Intelligent Light sales and support engineer; and Dr. Chris Sideroff, technical sales engineer from Pointwise.

Attendees will learn how FieldView 13 and CFD Data Management techniques bring complex simulation data to actionable information. Two different types of hybrid meshes are created; one is made exclusively in Pointwise, highlighting its anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (T-Rex) meshing technology, and the other combines Pointwise with mesh generation tools developed at UTC SimCenter. Steady and unsteady CFD solutions are computed on a distributed memory LINUX compute cluster with TENASI, a UTC SimCenter parallel-unstructured Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes code. Results are post-processed using FieldView 13 by Intelligent Light, revealing the complex features of the flow, comparing the results of the two methods, and creating a highly productive workflow that can be used for subsequent studies. The workflow is efficient and productive for the large volumes of data seen in complex, unsteady CFD.

Topics covered in the webinar are:

Technology, Teamwork, Trust: About Intelligent Light and our Partners

For more than 25 years, Intelligent Light has been solving the toughest engineering challenges faced by manufacturing and research organizations around the world. Architected for today’s high performance computing environments, the company’s flagship FieldView™ family of products combines true ease-of-use with the industry’s most sophisticated CFD post-processing and large-data visualization capabilities. Intelligent Light’s Applied Research Group conducts pure research on the cutting edge of CFD while customizing and delivering real-world solutions to customers in industries such as aerospace, automotive, general manufacturing, and turbomachinery. Composed of leading experts in CFD, computer science, visualization and more, with a customer focused, results oriented philosophy, Intelligent Light drives CFD simulation for increased productivity, faster answers, deeper insight, and maximum return on investment.

The National SimCenter employs the new model it has pioneered for integrated research and education in a university setting. This model emphasizes interdisciplinary team research encompassing engineering analysis and design applications, scientific computing, and mathematics of computation. It’s integrated M.S. and Ph.D. programs in computational engineering offer a unique educational environment in which students can participate in interdisciplinary team research, with opportunities for significant student interaction with multiple researchers.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today - mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company's Gridgen and Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac and Unix, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution. For more information about Pointwise, go to

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Webinar information and registration

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