Using Automated Meshing for Analysis in Conceptual Design

[27 Oct 2015] Aircraft design is typically separated into three distinct phases: conceptual design, preliminary design, and detailed design. Each design phase is defined by varying measures of detail, and as a result many software tools used in computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications are not easily adapted to meet the disparate requirements of each design phase. OpenVSP is one tool that aims to make parametric geometry definition more suitable during conceptual design than conventional CAD packages.

In this video we demonstrate how Pointwise's scripting environment, Glyph, can be used to automate creation of viscous, anisotropic meshes suitable for high fidelity analysis such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) using a parametric generic transport aircraft model exported from OpenVSP.

Using OpenVSP and Glyph Scripting in Pointwise enables engineers to more readily run high fidelity experimental design and parametric trade studies during conceptual design.
Using OpenVSP and Glyph Scripting in Pointwise enables engineers to more readily run high fidelity experimental design and parametric trade studies during conceptual design.

In this Let's Talk Meshing webcast, you will learn how to:

  • Export analytic geometry from OpenVSP
  • Seamlessly import OpenVSP STEP files into Pointwise
  • Quickly trim and organize the geometry using Solid Modeling
  • Generate anisotropic surface and volume grids using T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion)
  • Save time and parameterize meshing through Glyph scripting

Downloads

Description Format File Name File Size [MB]
Webcast Video File MP4 Pointwise-Webcast-Using-Automated-Meshing-for-Analysis-in-Conceptual-Design.mp4 293
Pointwise Project File https://github.com/pointwise/AircraftMesher

Using Automated Meshing for Analysis in Conceptual Design is also now available on YouTube.

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