The meeting was called to order at 12:00 Eastern time. There were 10 attendees, listed below.
The steering Committee meeting in Reno is Monday night, 6:30 PM
in Carson 1. It is opened to anyone else interested. Depending on
attendance, Diane may or may not give a CGNS overview presentation
at the beginning of the meeting.
Steve Legensky, president of Intelligent Light, would like to be active on the CGNS Steering Committee. His company is willing to provide funding and/or a body to work on CGNS software development. At Reno, the committee will vote to add Intelligent Light (and others?) to the Steering Committee.
According to Diane, DASA/MTU and NUMECA are not decided yet about joining.
When the committee deals with Fluent, it should deal with Barb from now on (she is now their contact point).
Pointwise (Gridgen) is very interested, but not committed to join at this point. John Chawner will attend the Reno meeting.
Outreach Committee will contact S.W. Research Inst. (Steve will
provide Barb with name of contact) regarding their interest in
CGNS. Outreach Committee should also continue to feel out DASA/MTU
Will change "affiliate" with other organizations to "associate" (will only "affiliate" with AIAA).
Bob will attend the Committee on Standards (CoS) meeting at Reno (Rm 153, 7PM Tuesday).
CoS may want to form by-laws in the future (there are none
Mostly discussion during this section:
Steve reiterated his company's commitment to provide a person and/or funding for future software development.
Bob will serve as collection point for further ideas regarding funding.
More discussion will take place at the Reno meeting.
CGNS is through 1st gate, but we will need more international votes to get through next gate.
Possibly 2 years to get CFD standard formalized.
Everyone: start forwarding potential international contact info to Ray immediately.
STEP:AP - we are working closely with this team.
Major issue: CGNS ADF currently too slow - it was evaluated by Aerospatiale and they rejected adoption because of this issue (a function of the number of ADF nodes). The standard is really separate from the software, but many will not adopt it if the software is slow.
We should immediately add a task to address this issue directly.
Some discussion on existing "patched" connectivity method - may need to enhance in order to handle different methodologies; also, discussion on hybrid grids and semi-structured grids (layered near bodies).
New proposals are on WEB site - members need to look at and
|Steve Legensky||Intelligent Light|
|Dan Dominik||Boeing Rocketdyne|
|Theresa Babrauckas||NASA Glenn|
|Armen Darian||Boeing Rocketdyne|
|Barb Hutching||Fluent Inc.|
|Todd Michael||Boeing St-Louis|
|Diane Poirier||ICEM CFD Engineering|
|Christopher Rumsey||NASA Langley|