Pointwise Solutions

for CFD Mesh Generation


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.


Mesh and Run a High-Fidelity Aircraft Simulation in Minutes

Boost productivity while simultaneously ensuring consistency and reliability across your organization. In this webinar, our new intelligent, automatic surface meshing feature set meets unprecedented CFD solver speed as we go from geometry import to post-processed results for a benchmark aircraft geometry in minutes.

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CFD and Feature Questions Answered by Pointwise Product Planning Team

Several new significant features have been added in our latest version, Pointwise V18.4. In this Q&A, our Product Planning Team will answer questions about the new features, the future of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and the Pointwise development plan.

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Introducing Flashpoint: Goal-Oriented and Intelligent Automatic Meshing

Drawing upon decades of best practices, see how it is now faster and easier than ever to generate repeatable meshes out-of-the-box using the first in a suite of tools called Flashpoint.

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Improve CFD Efficiency with Solution-Based Mesh Adaptation

Improve CFD simulation efficiency and accuracy using solution adapted meshing. In this webinar, we detail the process for developing a solution-based mesh adaptation schema. Solution driven mesh adaptation can accelerate the convergence rate by 50 percent or more, while simultaneously reducing estimated error by an order of magnitude.

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Reducing Boiler Emissions Through Shape Optimization

In this presentation, Pointwise and SU2 are used to reduce pollutant emissions in heat exchangers. Through adjoint-based shape optimization of the heat exchanger geometry coupled with automated re-meshing, harmful CO and NOx emissions are minimized.

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High Order Mesh Generation at Pointwise

Watch the presentation, “High Order Mesh Generation at Pointwise,” presented by John Stone from CFD Technologies at the PyFR Symposium 2020. The presentation explains the mesh curving process in Pointwise.

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Understanding Tractor Trailer Aerodynamics Using a Time Accurate Approach

In this webinar, learn how multi-block hybrid meshing techniques can improve mesh quality and concentrate mesh density in areas of interest. Using a concentric box topology, flow aligned hexahedra in the farfield and intelligent refinement are achievable.

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Turbulence Model Influence on Flow in the FDA Benchmark Model

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be used to influence decisions early in the design process. The focus of this work was to understand the influence exerted by the turbulence model on CFD simulation results for the FDA Blood Pump benchmark geometry.

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Pointwise Enables Accurate CFD for Nuclear Reactor Rod Bundles

Obtaining accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for nuclear reactor rod bundles can be extremely challenging due to the complex geometry of the rods and wrapped wires. Automatic unstructured meshing techniques do not provide enough control over the mesh for the wire-wrapped rod bundles. Multiple Pointwise meshing techniques were used to capture the complex geometry. A fully structured mesh was used near the boundaries, and a hex-dominant unstructured mesh was used away from the boundaries to enable an accurate CFD solution for a 19-rod nuclear reactor rod bundle with ANSYS CFX. Pointwise provides a great deal of control and different techniques that can be used to make high-quality meshes for extremely complex geometries.

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Development of a CFD Wrapped Wire Rod Bundle Model in Sodium Flow

Watch a presentation showing how leveraging Pointwise meshing techniques enabled accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results for nuclear reactor rod bundles at stringent convergence levels, which cannot be achieved with automatic "free" meshing alone.

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Automated Meshing and Adaptive Re-meshing at Bombardier

Watch a webinar where Amine Ben Haj Ali from Bombardier explains the Meshing & Adaptive Re-meshing Server (MARS) which automatically generates meshes. This reduces meshing time and ensures consistent meshes across geometry variations no matter who is using it.

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Converting Clouds of Points to a Boundary Representation

Watch a presentation given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting by Professor John Dannenhoffer of Syracuse University explaining his techniques for fitting a cloud of points with a smooth, watertight, B-spline based boundary representation. This technology has been incorporated into Pointwise to allow higher quality meshing on discrete geometry.

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Accurate Performance Predictions for Marine Propellers

Engineers from two different companies teamed up to try to simulate a set of experiments using the Potsdam propeller. The mesh was completed using Pointwise and the simulation was done using TCFD. The results match well across a range of operating conditions.

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Simulation of in-flight icing on UAVs

In-flight icing is a severe hazard to all aircraft and has been a point of concern for manned aviation for many years. UAVs are a new technology, and icing only recently has been addressed as a key limitation to UAV operations. Watch a webinar on how to use icing simulations on unmanned aerial vehicles to develop ice protection systems.

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Topology Optimization with Pointwise and HELYX-Adjoint

Watch a presentation showing how Pointwise used in combination with HELYX-Adjoint automates design optimization, increases innovation, maximizes performance while reducing time and cost.

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Pointwise Used in Topology Optimization of Automotive Components

Learn how Pointwise was used in combination with Helyx Adjoint to enable fully automated performance-driven design evolution and optimization of automotive components. Read the case study.

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Solution-Based Mesh Adaptation with Pointwise and ANSYS CFX

Improve CFD simulation efficiency and accuracy using solution adapted meshing. Watch this recorded Let’s Talk Meshing Live Q&A session to learn how mesh adaptation can help make your CFD process more efficient and accurate.

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CAD-Based Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing

In this webinar, Phoenix Integration and Pointwise demonstrate push-button design optimization for the front wing of a race car geometry. The tools and methodology used are highlighted and a design resulting in maximum downforce is identified.

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How to Mesh a Frozen Drone

Icing is a severe hazard that significantly limits the usage of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) methods are a vital tool for understanding the effects of icing on UAVs. One of the most challenging tasks for the simulation is the generation of high-quality meshes of complex ice shapes. Find out how Pointwise met the challenge and decreased the mesh creation time with its automation.

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CFD Simulation of Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

A team of engineers at CRAFT Tech set out to model an experimental supercritical carbon dioxide (S-CO2) compressor configuration. The engineers needed software that would resolve flow gradients with a minimum number of grid points and be flexible enough to provide the best grid for each region of the machine that they were modeling. They found both these solutions in Pointwise.

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