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Speakers Announced for Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016

FORT WORTH, TX (1 August 2016) – The lineup of presenters for the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth on 21-22 September has been announced.

Presentation application areas range from aerospace to automotive to civil engineering and cover a variety of technical topics including Glyph scripting to automate meshing, design optimization of Big Wave Surfboards, and increasing the performance of an aerospike rocket nozzle. All of which highlight usage of Pointwise.

Attendees at the Pointwise User Group Meeting can sit in on the presentations, as well as experience a full day of hands-on training in Pointwise V18. There is no charge for attendance at the Pointwise User Group Meeting, however, registration is required. Register at

Introducing the presenters for the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016:

  • Scott Burch, Garry Rogers Motorsport - V8 Supercar Design with CFD
  • Zach Davis, Pointwise, Inc. - Meshing Overview & S-Duct Results Using FUN3D from the 3rd Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop
  • Thomas D. Economon, Ph.D., Stanford University - Combining SU2 and Pointwise for High-Order Mesh Generation Around Complex Geometries
  • Ryan Glasby, Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Results from HPCMP Create™-AV COFFE for Tasks 1-3 for DPW6
  • Roy J. Hartfield Jr., Ph.D., Research in Flight - Rapid Aerodynamics for Realistic Aircraft Geometries Using FlightStream and Pointwise
  • Ethan Alan Hereth, SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - The Automation of Domain Assembly Tedium in Pointwise by the Application of Glyph Scripting
  • C. Bruce Hilbert, Ph.D., Branch Technology, Inc. - Innovative Freeform Extrusion Utilizing Grids Created with Pointwise
  • Raymond Maple, Ph.D., Textron Aviation - Pyglyph - A Python Binding for the Pointwise Glyph Scripting Language
  • Andrea Papi, Firefly Space Systems - Numerical Study of the Impact of Basebleed on Aerospike Nozzle Performance
  • Jeremy D. Shipman, CRAFT Tech - Design Optimization of Big Wave Surfboards Using Pointwise and CRUNCH CFD

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+, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

More information about Pointwise is available at

Pointwise is a registered trademark of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. 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