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.


Garry Rogers Motorsports Continues Racing Success with Pointwise

Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) team uses Pointwise to produce detailed, high fidelity CFD meshes for the design and improvement of their V8 supercars, which aided in last year's successful introduction of a new vehicle, the Volvo Polestar S60.

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Land-Speed Record Attempt Uses High-Fidelity, High-Speed CFD

This webinar shows how TotalSim used structured, unstructured, and hybrid mesh techniques in Pointwise to reduce their overall cell count and improve grid quality. They also exploited Pointwise’s flexibility to manually adapt the grid.

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Large Scale Aircraft Design Using SU2 and Pointwise

SU2 is an open-source collection of C++ and Python-based software for multi-physics, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This article discusses three design cases using SU2 with Pointwise: a transonic aircraft, a supersonic aircraft, and student-designed solar car.

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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.

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Turbine Blade Film Cooling Optimization with CFD

Pointwise and CFD Code Leo were used in a conjugate heat transfer analysis to optimize film cooling for the Air Force Research Lab High-Impact Technologies Research Turbine. The result is a more uniform temperature distribution over the turbine blades.

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Students Use Pointwise with Overset Grids for Aerodynamic Analysis

As part of their capstone senior project, engineering students at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology used Pointwise to assist in the detailed aerodynamic design of a highly-maneuverable, supersonic missile they designed.

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Advanced Structured Grid Techniques

This video focuses on techniques for creating structured hexahedral grids with Pointwise. The relative merits of hexahedral versus tetrahedral elements on cell-centered finite volume simulations will be discussed, with special attention given to the sources and mitigation of numerical diffusion.

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Fluid-Structure Interaction on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades

Researchers at RWTH Aachen University are studying fluid-structure interaction on wind turbine rotor blades to develop strategies to increase their life expectancy and reliability. They use Pointwise's T-Rex for control over the meshing process.

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OpenVSP and Pointwise Work Together to Simplify CFD on New Vehicle Designs

OpenVSP is an open source, parametric modeler used to quickly capture design intent so geometry information is easily provided in the appropriate form for various uses, including CFD. Therefore, several approaches were explored by which OpenVSP and Pointwise could be integrated to automate the volume meshing process for CFD.

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Glyph Scripting Automates Terrain Meshing for Wind Turbine Siting

Texas A&M University student Scott Evetts worked as a Pointwise intern this summer. He had no prior CFD or mesh generation experience, but he was able to accomplish a great deal in three months. Here he describes one of his Glyph scripting projects.

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SU2-Pointwise Joint Workshop

OpenVSP is an open source, parametric modeler used to quickly capture design intent so geometry information is easily provided in the appropriate form for various uses, including CFD. Therefore, several approaches were explored by which OpenVSP and Pointwise could be integrated to automate the volume meshing process for CFD.

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Pointwise Meshes for Computation of Basic States in Boundary Layer Stability

Boundary layer transition from laminar to turbulent affects heat transfer, drag, and engine performance, but is still poorly understood. Researchers at Texas A&M are developing computational methods for predicting transition across all speed ranges.

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Mesh Topology Influence on Volute Aerodynamic Performance Computed Using Code Leo

Three meshes (multi-block structured and unstructured with hexahedral and prismatic boundary layers) were generated for a generic volute and simulations were performed in the Code Leo CFD solver. Meshing time, solution time, and solution accuracy are compared.

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Tips for Handling Complex Geometries, Very Large Grids

Using an aircraft landing gear as an example, this webinar illustrates techniques that simplify working with a complex geometry model and generating a mesh with viscous resolution suitable for a hybrid RANS/LES simulation.

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Pointwise Boosts Garry Rogers Motorsport to Season Opening Win

Garry Rogers Motorsport is a racing partner with Volvo Car Australia. They used Pointwise and T-Rex meshing to help in the aerodynamic design of their new car for the 2014 season with excellent results in their simulations and on the track.

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Unsteady Engine Analysis with Moving Mesh in OpenFOAM®

Researchers at Politecnico di Milano have used Pointwise and OpenFOAM® along with moving, non-conformal mesh interfaces to analyze internal combustion engine performance. Their results on two benchmark cases compare well with experimental data.

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Simulation of Unsteady Propeller Blade Loads Using OpenFOAM®

Researchers at the University of Chalmers used Pointwise and OpenFOAM® to analyze unsteady propeller blade loads on ships that cause noise and vibration. Initial results are good and are being extended to include cavitation and pre-swirl stators.

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Supersonic Aircraft Shape Design Powered by SU2 and Pointwise

This webinar details how Pointwise and SU2 can be used to tackle supersonic aircraft design. Watertight surface and volume meshes for complex geometries can be quickly generated in Pointwise and exported to the native SU2 format.

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Co-Simulation for the Renewable Energy Sector

Many simulations within the field of renewable energy involve the coupling of different physics. An exemplary example is the analysis of a wind turbine. Here the structure (blades, tower, generator, gearbox, etc.) is interacting with the fluid.

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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.

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