Gridgen User Group Meeting 2006

April 24-25, 2006

The third annual Gridgen User Group Meeting was held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in Irving, Texas on April 24-25, 2006. The meeting included special Gridgen training seminars, presentations by Pointwise staff on new Gridgen developments, exhibits by our partners, and user presentations. This year, attendees also had an opportunity to "kick the tires" of our next generation meshing software at the V16 Test Drive.

CFD Gallery & Exhibits

AMD Opteron
Optimal Solutions

Hybrid Meshing Seminars

Users interested in learning more about the hands-on use of Gridgen are invited to the Gridgen Seminars on Monday, April 24. The topic of both seminars will be Gridgen's hybrid meshing capability. The first seminar will provide an introduction to the basics of hybrid meshing for the new user. The second seminar delves deeper into the topic including advanced features and tricks to get the most out of the hybrid meshing.

Keynote Speaker

The Gridgen User Group Meeting 2006 keynote presentation was given by Dr. Bill Clark. Dr. Clark is the Director of Engineering Software Business Unit at CD-adapco, a leading Computational Fluid Dynamics software and solutions provider. He is responsible for directing CD-adapco's American business operations including software sale and support. Dr. Clark received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Clark later went on to obtain a Masters and Ph.D. from Duke University where his research focused on the numerical simulation of unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity of rotating machinery. Dr. Clark has worked both in industry - Allison Gas Turbine and Rolls Royce and academia - Research Professor Duke University - prior to joining CD-adapco in 2000. He is a member of the ASME and the AIAA and has CFD related publications in journals, conference proceedings and trade magazines.

V16 Test Drive

Gridgen User Group Meeting attendees had the opportunity to experience our next-generation meshing software during the V16 Test Drive on Tuesday afternoon. After Pointwise's presentation about The Future of Gridgen, workstations were available for attendees to use and comment on a pre-release version of V16.


Monday, April 24
Beg. End Event Room
8:00 8:30 Registration &
Continental Breakfast
Galleria Foyer
8:30 10:00 Gridgen Training Galleria 4
10:00 10:15 Break Galleria Foyer
10:15 12:00 Gridgen Training Galleria 4
12:00 1:30 Buffet Lunch Galleria Foyer
1:30 2:30 Gridgen Training Galleria 4
2:30 3:00 Dessert Break Galleria Foyer
3:00 6:30 One-on-One Sessions Galleria 4
5:30 6:30 V16 Advisory Team Meeting Estates Boardroom
6:30 8:00 Welcome Reception &
Vendor Exhibits
Galleria Foyer
Tuesday, April 25
Beg. End Event Room
8:00 8:30 Registration,
Continental Breakfast, & Vendor Exhibits
Galleria Foyer
8:30 9:15 Welcome, Introductions, Current Status of Gridgen Galleria 3 & 4
9:15 10:00 Keynote Presentation
Bill Clark, Director of Engineering Software Business Unit, CD-adapco
Galleria 3 & 4
10:00 10:30 Break & Vendor Exhibits Galleria Foyer
10:30 11:00 Physics Tailored Grids for Complex Problems Using Gridgen, Jeremy Shipman, CRAFT, Inc. Galleria 3 & 4
11:00 11:30 Gridgen's Role in Rapid Aerodynamic Analysis on the JSF Program, Perry Wooden, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. Galleria 3 & 4
11:30 12:00 A Framework for Automated Grid Generation, Nick Wyman, Manager, Product Development, Pointwise Galleria 3 & 4
12:00 1:00 Plated Lunch Grand Atrium
1:00 1:30 Customer Support: Helping You Use Gridgen More Efficiently, Richard Matus, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pointwise Galleria 3 & 4
1:30 2:00 Gridgen in Naval Applications, Minyee Jiang, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Div. Galleria 3 & 4
2:00 2:30 Scripted Hybrid Mesh Adaptation for High Incidence RANS Flows About Axisymmetric Shapes, George Watt, Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic Galleria 3 & 4
2:30 3:30 CFD Gallery Galleria Foyer
3:30 4:00 Applying Gridgen to Turbomachinery Applications at Barber Nichols, Inc., Jeff Noall, Barber Nichols, Inc. Galleria 3 & 4
4:00 4:30 Computational Fluid Dynamics Analyses of the GBU-12 B/B off Station 2 on the Joint Strike Fighter CV-Variant (JSF-F35C), Darren Grove, NAVAIR AIR Galleria 3 & 4
4:30 5:00 The Future of Gridgen Galleria 3 & 4
5:00 6:30 V16 Test Drive Chagall
6:30 8:30 After Party Allstars Sports Bar

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