Pointwise Offers Free License for SAE Aero Design Competition

FORT WORTH, TX (7 September 2010)—As a sponsor of SAE International’s Aero Design® West, Pointwise is making its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software available without charge to students participating in the SAE Aero Design competition in both the east and west events. The SAE Aero Design West competition will be in Fort Worth, TX, 18-20 March 2011.

“Part of our mission at Pointwise is CFD and meshing advocacy, which includes encouraging the development of engineering students,” said John Chawner, Pointwise president. “By providing our software for student teams, we give them the opportunity to work with the same tools used by professional aerospace engineers around the world and experience the same high quality technical support our customers enjoy. We believe it’s a profitable investment in the CFD community and the profession.”

Complete information and applications for the free licenses are available at www.pointwise.com/sae. The licenses will be good until 31 May 2011.

The design competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with real-life engineering challenges. Besides the flight of their design, teams are scored on their design report and oral presentations, which demonstrate communication skills vital in the engineering workplace.

The SAE Aero Design West competition will be in Fort Worth, TX, 18-20 March 2011. SAE Aero Design East will be in Marietta, GA, 29 April-1 May 2011.

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. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at pointwise.com.

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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