Pointwise's latest software uses solid modeling and solid meshing to import, assemble and mesh solid CAD data models. Analysts can use it to fix errors in CAD files, and distills large numbers of small CAD elements into a smaller number of large elements, the idea being to simply the analyst's job. The software also includes a deformation-based scheme for pyramid cell generation in hybrid meshes; a new native interface to the FrontFlow flow solver; upgraded native interfaces to the FIELDVIEW CFD postprocessor and the Cobalt and STAR-CD flow solvers, and ports to AMD Opteron (Windows and Linux); and the SGI Prism.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.