Pointwise, Inc. has signed a distributor agreement with Wikki Australia, founded this year by veteran computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeler Dr. Darrin Stephens to service the computational needs of the Oceania region.
"We are very pleased to partner with Darrin Stephens and Wikki Australia to support our customers in Australia and New Zealand and to continue our growth there," said Dr. Rick Matus, vice president of sales and marketing at Pointwise. "With more than 14 years engineering experience, Darrin is a champion of high quality innovation in the field of computational continuum mechanics (CCM). His focus on technical excellence and integrity are similar to our approach to business, so I feel he will represent us well."
Dr. Stephens has an extensive background in modeling a range of complex reacting multi-phase flows and led the development of CFD models for a number of industrial unit processes allowing re-design and optimization, improving throughput and efficiencies. He founded Wikki Australia to support new and current users in the field of computational continuum mechanics by providing development, training and support and expanding the use of OpenFOAM® in the academic and industrial communities.
Dr. Stephens' professional interests include optimization and optimization algorithms, population balance modeling, coupled solvers and the development of next-generation hybrid and multi-physics models. He earned his mechanical engineering B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.
Wikki Australia is one of several worldwide distributors of Pointwise and Gridgen software. More information about Wikki Australia can be found online at http://wikki.com.au/.
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.
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