FORT WORTH, TX (2 September 2014) – Advanced Structured Gridding will be the topic of the short course presented during the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 in Anaheim, California. The course, chosen by a vote of Pointwise users, will be on 29 October and will highlight methodology for quickly conceptualizing and building complex structured grids. Hexahedral structured grids are widely considered optimal for precise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations. However, realistic geometries often contain configurations not conducive to easily-visualized, straightforward multi-block approaches. The techniques taught in the short course will include
In addition to the short course, there will be four additional sessions held during the user group meeting 29-30 October:
Overset Meshing Introduction outlines the concepts of overset meshing and the basic process of overset grid assembly using Pointwise. New overset meshing tutorials will be provided for hands-on learning.
This session will consist of a detailed discussion of meshing tools and the advanced visualization capability offered by Pointwise for viewing all of the characteristics of an assembled overset grid system, such as fringe points, orphans, etc.
Instruction in Pointwise's Latest New Features will include many new productivity enhancements. There will be demonstrations of these features and opportunities to try them in hands-on exercises.
Pointwise's T-Rex technique has been extended to quickly make layers of high-quality unstructured hexahedral cells with automatic adjacent layer collision detection, quality checking, and anisotropic-to-isotropic transitioning. The Prism and Hexahedral T-Rex Meshing session will demonstrate how to create T-Rex boundary layer meshes containing both prisms and hexahedral cells and how to match T-Rex blocks with adjacent structured blocks to form a truly hybrid mesh.
More information about the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 including registration information can be found at www.pointwise.com/ugm.
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for CFD. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM® as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.
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