FORT WORTH, TX (4 November 2014) – Professor Rickard Bensow of Chalmers University of Technology has been named recipient of the Pointwise Meshy Award for his grids relating to how cavitation on a ship propeller is affected by the installation upstream of energy efficiency improving stator blades that change the propeller inflow. Professor Bensow was awarded a trophy and his name was added to those of the three previous winners on the trophy kept at Pointwise headquarters.
Additionally, his mesh was featured on T-shirts given to attendees at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014, where the winning mesh was announced.
The Meshy Award recognizes the most outstanding mesh generated using Pointwise. Entries are judged on visual appeal, originality and uniqueness.
Entries are showcased in a photo album on Pointwise's Facebook page.
“Professor Bensow has produced a visually and analytically impressive multi-scale representation of a tanker ship stator-propeller blade geometry,” said Dr. John Steinbrenner, vice president of research and development at Pointwise. “He employs a combination of surface mesh types, including structured quad surface meshes arranged in C-H topologies wrapping the rotor and hub, high aspect ratio anisotropic triangle elements on the stator blades, and isotropic Delaunay and advancing front triangles on the remainder of the surfaces. These surfaces used in conjunction with the T-Rex mesher result in a 20 million element volume grid of mixed type (tet, pyramid, prism and hex) that forms a precise and accurate flowfield framework for his LES flow solution.
“Professor Bensow's entry, selected from a number of other qualified offerings, demonstrates a mastery of both Pointwise and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) in general.”
Professor Bensow heads the research in hydrodynamics at the Department of Shipping and Marine Technology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He also is director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Computational Hydrodynamics. His main research interest is studying and developing computational methods for transient flow phenomena around marine propulsors, including cavitation and noise.
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