Hybrid unstructured mesh for the Potsdam Propeller Test Case (PPTC) created in Pointwise V18.1.

Hybrid unstructured mesh for the Potsdam Propeller Test Case (PPTC) created in Pointwise V18.1.

Webinar on Improving Your Proficiency with Pointwise

FORT WORTH, TX (5 June 2018) – Pointwise, the choice for CFD meshing, released an on-demand webinar that helps to improve your proficiency with Pointwise by doing a meshing walk-through of a CFD benchmark.

The Potsdam Propeller Test Case (PPTC) is a benchmark case used for assessing the accuracy of existing computer codes and modeling strategies in simulating hydrodynamic propeller performance. The controllable pitch propeller design was tested at several different conditions and has a wealth of experimental data for CFD validation.

In this webinar, Zach Davis, senior engineer at Pointwise, Inc., walks through creating an unstructured hybrid mesh consisting primarily of hexahedra and tetrahedra for the PPTC geometry while presenting several meshing best-practice guidelines.

Discover how to:

  • Apply both Solid Modeling and Fault Tolerant techniques to quickly clean up CAD problems and prepare geometry for meshing
  • Use localized grid control to resolve complex flows more efficiently
  • Automate frequently-used meshing tasks by using Glyph utility scripts
  • Improve cell quality of structured surface domains with the elliptic solver
  • Copy, Transform, and Paste existing grid entities to substantially reduce time spent meshing
  • Quickly create 3-D volume grids for simple shapes like boxes, cylinders, spheres, and polygons
  • Export grid, boundary, and volume conditions to over sixty CAE solver grid formats by using the built-in CAE Solver plug-in

To watch the webinar go to info.pointwise.com/webinar-meshing-potsdam-propeller-test-case-pptc.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

More information about Pointwise is available at www.pointwise.com.

Pointwise is a registered trademark of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


For more information:
Andrea Alvarado