Gridgen Version 15.01 Released

Extrusion and Scripting Enhancements Among 189 Improvements

FORT WORTH, TX (9 October 2003) – Pointwise, Inc. has released Gridgen Version 15.01, the first enhanced release of their CFD meshing software. Included among the 189 improvements are major enhancements to mesh extrusion and the scripting language.

Gridgen's mesh extrusion techniques have been enhanced through the addition of a boundary condition that constrains the mesh's boundaries to adhere to the geometry model. For example, starting from a quadrilateral surface mesh on a turbine blade, a layers of hex cells can be extruded with the upper and lower boundaries adhering to the hub and shroud surfaces, respectively. A second example involves extruding a mesh off a wing with the inboard boundary adhering to the fuselage.

GridgenGlyph, Gridgen's Tcl-based scripting language, includes two new capabilities that make it easier than ever for engineers to customize Gridgen for their particular applictions. A Glyph call has been added for entity selection so that a scripted application can provide flexibility in terms of which portion of the grid it operates on. Also added to Glyph is the ability to manipulate interactively the graphics in Gridgen's display.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Gridgen runs on Unix, Linux, and Windows; generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid grids; and interfaces with CFD solvers such as Fluent, STAR-CD, and CFX as well as many neutral formats like CGNS (www.cgns.org). Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete preprocessing toolkit. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's website, www.pointwise.com.

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and GridgenGlyph is a trademark of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.