Gridgen Now Has Direct FLUENTTM Interface

FLUENT customers can access popular grid generator.

BEDFORD, TX (3 June 1996) – Pointwise today announced the release of a direct interface in their numerical grid generation package, Gridgen Version 11, for the FLUENT computational fluid dynamics software product.

"This is a natural development for us," said John R. Chawner, president of Pointwise, "because Gridgen is targeted at the CFD market, and FLUENT is the world's leading commercial CFD code. With the combination of Gridgen's ability to easily and quickly grid complex geometries and FLUENT's wide variety of flow modeling capabilities you can solve just about any fluid flow problem."

Gridgen is used by engineers and scientists to construct meshes for use with CFD and finite-element analysis software. In use since 1984, it is recognized for its coherent graphical interface and for giving its users fine control of grid spacing, orthogonality, and smoothness, all of which affect the accuracy of analysis results. Gridgen is a complete preprocessing toolkit that includes geometry modeling, IGES import, grid generation, and direct interfaces to software packages including TEAM, NPARC, VSAERO, INCATM, GASP, CFX, and FLUENT. Gridgen v11 is available for Silicon Graphics®, Hewlett-Packard® and IBM® workstations.

Pointwise, Inc. is a premier supplier of grid generation software and services for the computational analysis community. In addition to developing, supporting, and marketing the Gridgen product family, the company is involved in numerous research and software development projects related to numerical grid generation. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's World Wide Web home page www.pointwise.com.