Meshing Solutions for the Wind Energy Industry

Efficient design, construction, and operation of wind farms require accurate CFD simulations to gain insight into the relevant aerodynamics. Pointwise’s mesh generation provides the foundation for those accurate simulations, from the individual blades to entire wind farm.

Meshing for Control, Quality, and Automation

You can generate structured multi-block, unstructured, hybrid, and overset meshes for viscous simulations with precise control over point placement and clustering to get the resolution you need. At the same time, Pointwise’s core meshing methods produce cells of high quality to ensure convergence and accuracy in your CFD solution.

Using Pointwise’s Glyph scripting language, you can automate most or all of the mesh generation process by writing macros and templates. And the software’s plug-in SDK gives you the ability to write a mesh exporter customized to your CFD solver. Between Glyph and plug-ins, you can customize the entire meshing process from geometry model import to flow solver export.

Strategies for Multiblock Structured Meshing of Turbine Blades

Strategies for Multiblock Structured Meshing of Turbine Blades

Learn the skills and techniques to efficiently create multi-block structured grids for turbine blades from start to finish. This video includes discussions about which topologies work best and how to create them as well as how to avoid common problems.

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Fluid-Structure Interaction on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades

Fluid-Structure Interaction on Wind Turbine Rotor Blades

Researchers at RWTH Aachen University are studying fluid-structure interaction on wind turbine rotor blades to develop strategies to increase their life expectancy and reliability. They use Pointwise's T-Rex for control over the meshing process.

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Glyph Scripting Automates Terrain Meshing for Wind Turbine Siting

Glyph Scripting Automates Terrain Meshing for Wind Turbine Siting

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.

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Co-Simulation for the Renewable Energy Sector

Co-Simulation for the Renewable Energy Sector

Many simulations within the field of renewable energy involve the coupling of different physics. An exemplary example is the analysis of a wind turbine. Here the structure (blades, tower, generator, gearbox, etc.) is interacting with the fluid.

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Hybrid Meshing for a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

Hybrid Meshing for a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

This video walks you through the generation of a hybrid mesh for a horizontal axis wind turbine.

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How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines

How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines

During this webinar, you will learn how to save time creating reliable meshes on the Sandia National Lab CX100 horizontal axis wind turbine using Pointwise's hybrid techniques.

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Parametric Optimization for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Using Independent CFD Tools

Parametric Optimization for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Using Independent CFD Tools

In this webinar we will illustrate an automated methodology that can be applied to optimizing blade design with independent CFD tools.

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