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Applications

Miscellaneous Applications of Pointwise's CFD Mesh Generation

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CFD isn't all about planes, trains and automobiles. Innovative practitioners are applying CFD to new and interesting applications all the time. Pointwise's meshing software is flexible enough to impact computational work in wide-ranging fields such as biomedical, electromagnetic, acoustics, and wind energy.

Flexibility isn't all about mesh types, either. Pointwise provides multiple data formats for import of geometry and raw mesh data and export of the same up to and including the mesh and flow boundary conditions formatted for your solver. The plugin capability gives you total control over adding a new solver format to the software that you can then share with your colleagues worldwide.

Coupling CFD and Thermal

CFD and Thermal

Engineers from W.R. Davis and Pointwise collaborated on a project to couple the ShipIR thermal analysis software with… (more)

Porous Flows

Porous Media CFD

At Oregon State Univ., researchers in the Computational Flow Physics Lab are using large scale, high resolution simulations to better understand flow through… (more)

Wind Turbine Siting

Wind Turbine Micro-Siting

Using wind and local terrain data and turbulence and shear inflow characteristics, Vesta engineers check site influence on… (more)

Green Power

Turning Up The Green Power

Quite a bit more research funding has begun flowing into micro power generating devices like vertical axis wind turbines. Small, quiet… (more)

Tools for Wind Energy

Tools for Wind Energy

Pointwise is used by many of the leading wind turbine manufacturers and research organizations to improve… (more)

Real CFD for Artificial Hearts

CFD for Artifical Hearts

Researchers at Penn State are using CFD to analyze and help redesign an artificial heart. The 50cc Penn State Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is… (more)

Personal Micro-Environment

Personal Micro-Environment

Researchers at Syracuse University's EQS STAR Center are using Gridgen to create grids around a detailed human mannequin to study the personal micro-environment… (more)

Radar Cross Section

Radar Cross Section

JHU/APL has been using a Computational Electromagnetic (CEM) code, named Xpatch, for the past eight to ten years. Xpatch is a high frequency radar signature code… (more)

CFD for Medical Devices

CFD for Medical Devices

With a virtual dialyzer, not only can the blood and dialysate flow behavior be investigated, but also the convective and diffusive mass transfer across the… (more)

Refrigeration Air Curtains

Refrigeration Air Curtains

Demands for saving energy in open showcases are increasing every year. The focus of development is on improving air curtain performance… (more)

Large Orbit Gyrotron

Large Orbit Gyrotron

Gridgen was used to generate this grid for a 3D electromagnetic particle-in-cell simulation of the Los Alamos Large Orbit Gyrotron high power microwave source. The 3D… (more)

Simulating Bat Flight

Simulating Bat Flight

Researchers at Brown University used Gridgen to simulate and visualize airflow around a flying bat. Their research is helping scientists better understand… (more)