Meshing for Control, Quality, and Automation
You can generate structured multi-block, unstructured, hybrid, and overset meshes for viscous simulations with precise control over point placement and clustering to get the resolution you need. At the same time, Pointwise’s core meshing methods produce cells of high quality to ensure convergence and accuracy in your CFD solution.
Using Pointwise’s Glyph scripting language, you can automate most or all of the mesh generation process by writing macros and templates. And the software’s plug-in SDK gives you the ability to write a mesh exporter customized to your CFD solver. Between Glyph and plug-ins, you can customize the entire meshing process from geometry model import to flow solver export.
Big Wave Surfboard Optimization Using Pointwise and CRUNCH CFD
Working with one of the world's top big wave board shapers, engineers at CRAFT Tech have applied computational fluid dynamics (CFD) within a design optimization process, employing a genetic algorithm to evolve the design of a big wave surfboard. In this article, we will explore the design framework that allowed over 100 design iterations to be explored, resulting in a higher speed, lower drag, big wave surfboard design.
Glyph Scripting with Python in Pointwise
In this video, we demonstrate how to configure the new Glyph Server in Pointwise and add support for new scripting languages including Python. We will also introduce some example Python scripts that highlight the utility and value of these new Glyph features.
Automating Geometry and Mesh Generation for Heat Exchangers
Maura Gallarotti, a master's student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, used Pointwise Glyph scripting to quickly generate families of candidate heat exchanger designs and to perform parametric studies by changing the dimensions of several geometrical parameters to assess the effect of these parameters on cooling efficiency. With no experience using Pointwise and having never heard about Tcl/Tk or Glyph she was able to write a script to completely automate the grid generation process in less than a week.
Getting Started with Glyph Scripting
By watching this video, you will uncover the power of Pointwise’s Glyph scripting language. We will introduce the language’s syntax, share our best practices, and provide reference materials. The entire process will be demonstrated as we write a script.
Meshing the 24th IMR Fender® Jazzmaster Guitar and the Abdominal Atlas
Last month several Pointwise engineers attended the 24th International Meshing Roundtable (IMR) held in Austin, Texas. We brought two grids generated for two benchmark geometries provided by the IMR steering committee. The grids were made by Carolyn Woeber, Travis Carrigan, and myself. We were pleased to hear that the grids were recognized both for their technical merit and striking visuals - they had won the Meshing Contest award.
Integrating OpenVSP and Pointwise for High-Fidelity CAE in Conceptual Design
Pointwise recently attended the OpenVSP Workshop 2015 hosted by NASA Langley and demonstrated Glyph scripting for automated viscous anisotropic meshing of a transport aircraft from OpenVSP. With recently added support in OpenVSP 3 for exporting models as STEP files, users now have an easy way to use an analytical geometry representation in Pointwise. The Glyph script automates the meshing process and provides a recipe for recommended meshing practices that new users can adopt when creating their own meshes in Pointwise.
Introduction to Scripting in Pointwise
In this video, we present a basic introduction to scripting in Pointwise and lay the framework for customization of the meshing process through scripts. Scripting in Pointwise is accomplished with Glyph, an extension of Tcl.
Computational Optimization of Rocket Engine Nozzles
The primary aim of this project was to investigate the capability of using modern commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) packages (Pointwise and ANSYS Fluent®) as tools for analysis and design of rocket engine nozzles.
Emirates Team New Zealand Uses Pointwise for AC72 Hydrodynamics Design
The 34th America's Cup will be contested this fall in San Francisco Bay in high-speed, high-tech, hydrofoiling catamarans hitting speeds upwards of 40 kts (more than 46 miles per hour). These new AC72 class catamarans are 72 feet long (22 m), 46 feet wide (14 m) with a wing mast towering 131 feet (40 m) above the water.
Pointwise Works to Make Aircraft Quieter
The goal of NASA's Quiet Aircraft Technology (QAT) program is to reduce perceived aircraft noise by 50 percent in 10 years and by 75 percent in 25 years, using 1997 levels as the baseline.
Automating Porous Flow Meshing with Glyph
At Oregon State University, researchers in the Computational Flow Physics Lab (CFPL) are using large scale, high resolution simulations to better understand flow through complex porous media.