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Applications


Applications

Marine Applications of Pointwise's CFD Mesh Generation

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Marine and hydrodynamic applications of CFD are a field where Pointwise's meshing software has a long history. From racing yachts to cargo ships to submarines, from appendage drag to surface wave capturing to hydroacoustics, Pointwise supports the accurate meshing required.

Accurate and flexible geometry modeling is key to marine CFD and Pointwise's ability to work simultaneously with analytic geometry from CAD for designed structures and faceted geometry for organic and natural shapes provides everything you need.

The applications shown below illustrate how Pointwise gives you the edge you need for marine CFD.

Submarine Sail Design

designing advanced submarine sails

The effect of sail design on submarine hydrodynamic resistance and wake under… (more)

Water-Borne Organisms

battling organisms in ballast water

Pointwise and OpenFOAM® together help in the development of ballast water treatment systems… (more)

Tsunami Conditions

Shipping Container in Tsunami Conditions

CFD flow modeling software was used to calculate tsunami-induced velocity profiles for floating shipping containers… (more)

Wave Capturing

Wave Capturing

The Univ. of Tennessee Chattanooga SimCenter implemented a multiphase surface wave capturing approach to handle higher Froude numbers and applied it to… (more)

Automating Marine Meshing

Automating Marine Meshing

QinetiQ Haslar has become heavily involved in using the Glyph scripting language to automatic their meshing… (more)

Keel Design Studies

Keel Design Studies

CFD plays an important role in the analysis of racing sailboats, particularly in the design of America's Cup yachts… (more)

Saving Endangered Fish

Saving Endangered Fish

Pacific Northwest National Lab has been applying CFD models to the Columbia River and portions of the… (more)

CFD for Naval Hydro

CFD for Naval Hydro

CFD is an integral part of the U.S. Navy's design process. Coupled with faster computers and computational algorithms… (more)

Triangular Fins

Triangular Fins

CYCU in Taiwan studied the influence of triangular fins installed near the stern of a merchant ship on resistance performance… (more)

Americas Cup 2009

Americas Cup 2009

With recent syndicate budgets running in excess of $100 million, teams invest significant effort in testing their hydrodynamic designs. Every… (more)

Optimize Fins to Counter Roll

Optimize Fins to Counter Roll

Combining the most efficient pre- and post-processor tools together with Frontier, and advanced tool for design space optimization… (more)