By Nick Wyman, Director, Applied Research, Pointwise, Inc.
The next release of Pointwise features overset grid assembly integration and native support for two assemblers: PEGASUS 5 and Suggar++. Pointwise's new features ease the construction of overset grid systems with visualization and diagnostics of overset grid attributes directly in a mesher.
By Scott Evetts, Pointwise Intern, Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University student Scott Evetts worked as a Pointwise intern this summer. He had no prior CFD or mesh generation experience, but he was able to accomplish a great deal in three months. Here he describes one of his Glyph scripting projects.
By Travis Kocian, Nicholas Oliviero, Megan Heard, Matthew Tufts, Eduardo Perez, Prof. Helen Reed, Texas A&M University, Aerospace Engineering
Boundary layer transition from laminar to turbulent affects heat transfer, drag, and engine performance, but is still poorly understood. Researchers at Texas A&M are developing computational methods for predicting transition across all speed ranges.
Training at the Pointwise User Group Meeting will include overset meshing, the latest productivity tools, techniques for making high-quality unstructured hexahedral cells using T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) and an Advanced Structured Gridding short course.