A Primer On Computational Geometry – Part Three

Oscar Gordon

A Navy Turbine Tech who learned to spin wrenches on old cars, Oscar has since been trained as an Engineer & Software Developer & now writes tools for other engineers. When not in his shop or at work, he can be found spending time with his family, gardening, hiking, kayaking, gaming, or whatever strikes his fancy & fits in the budget.

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10 Responses

  1. Doctor Jay says:

    I’m curious now. I take it you have to convert all those splines to a quad mesh to run your CFD codes on it. Does that just take a lot of cycles, or do you have to do a lot of it by hand?Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to Doctor Jay says:

      Oooh, meshing is a whole other issue. I have a post about that planned, but suffice it to say that we have some very sophisticated algorithms to do meshing. And you can lay down a mesh in a single pass, but you’ll run a number of additional passes over everything in order to improve the quality of the mesh.Report

  2. pillsy says:

    I then took that information back to my customers who used Rhino, and not a single architect was willing to alter their workflow to make the CFD analysts’ jobs a bit easier. Sigh…

    This got a wince of sympathy from me.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to pillsy says:

      Yeah, but no one can say I didn’t try to make things better.

      One of my customers basically said that the architects stubbornness was just job security for him, since he’d figured out some easy ways to fix things on his end, and he was happy keeping that knowledge to himself.Report

  3. Kolohe says:

    However, extrapolation is beyond this discussion.

    But everyone should be able to figure it out.Report