Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005

Pointwise's second Gridgen User Group Meeting was held on April 25-26, 2005 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in our hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. It was a great success and brought together our customers, our partners, and our staff for two days of intense sharing of meshing expertise.

Our keynote presentation was titled "Sustainable Improvements in Analysis Throughput - a DOE Perspective" by Dr. Ted Blacker of Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Blacker currently manages DART, a large portfolio of DOE funded projects aimed at significantly reducing overall design through analysis times. He also spent eight years at Fluent, Inc. where he led a team that developed Fluent's GAMBIT preprocessing product. Dr. Blacker received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in 1993.

CFD Gallery & Exhibits

Optimal Solutions


Day Time Event Room Event Room
Mon, April 25  8:00 -  8:30 Registration &
Continental Breakfast
   8:30 - 10:00 Gridgen V15 New Features Trinity Central    
  10:00 - 10:15 Break West Fork I    
  10:15 - 12:00 Glyph Scripting Trinity Central    
  12:00 -  1:30 Buffet Lunch West Fork I    
   1:30 -  3:00 Glyph Scripting cont' Trinity Central    
   3:00 -  3:30 Break for Dessert Foyer    
   3:30 -  5:30 1-on-1 Tech Meetings West Fork I V16 Advisory Team Mtg. West Fork II
   6:30 -  8:00 Welcome Reception &
Vendor Exhibits
Tue, April 26  8:00 -  8:30 Registration,
Continental Breakfast, & Vendor Exhibits
Trinity Central
   8:30 -  8:45 Welcome & Introductions Trinity Central
   8:45 -  9:30 Current Status of Gridgen Trinity Central
   9:30 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker
Ted Blacker, Sandia National Laboratory
Sustainable Improvements in Analysis Throughput - a DOE Perspective
Trinity Central
  10:15 - 10:45 Break & Vendor Exhibits Trinity Central
  10:45 - 11:15 Cindy Rakowski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Mesh and Mesh Again: Use and Reuse of Environmental CFD Applications
Trinity Central
  11:15 - 11:45 Vineet Ahuja, CRAFT Tech
Applications of Automated Grid Generation Using Glyph
Trinity Central
  11:45 -  1:30 Lunch West Fork I & II
   1:30 -  2:00 David L. Vaughn, Engineous Software
Process Integration and Design Optimization with Gridgen and iSIGHT
Trinity Central
   2:00 -  2:30 Cyrille Bréard, Analytical Methods
Winglet/Spiroid Design for Commercial Aircraft using NSAERO and GRIDGEN
Trinity Central
   2:30 -  3:30 CFD Gallery Foyer
   3:30 -  4:00 Ivor Annetts, Advantage CFD
Design Optimisation with CFD and Mesh Deformation Techniques
Trinity Central
   4:00 -  4:30 Ashvin Mahajan, Iowa State Univ.
Solution and Grid Adaptation Using Direct Methods
Trinity Central
   4:30 -  5:00 The Future of Gridgen Trinity Central

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