Pointwise Announces Gridgen Support for Analytical Method VSAERO and AMTEC Engineering's INCA

BEDFORD, TX (16 March 1995) – Pointwise, Inc. today announced Gridgen support for Analytical Methods, Inc.'s VSAERO © and AMTEC Engineering, Inc.'s INCATM computational fluid dynamics software. Pointwise is working with these leading analysis vendors in order to provide its users with the tmost complete grid generation and preprocessing software.

Gridgen is used by scientists and engineers who perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Gridgen serves as a bridge between computer aided design (CAD) and CFD software by providing a suite of tools with which the space on and around a CAD-designed product can be discretized using quadrilateral and hexahedral cells. Gridgen also provides compatibility modules for several analysis software packages and tools with which the user may graphically specify and export analysis boundary conditions.

"Grid generation is only half of the analysis preprocessing battle", said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "Preparing the grid and the analysis boundary conditions can also be a labor intensive and error prone task. Gridgen's VSAERO and INCA compatibility modules help the Gridgen user efficiently transition from the grid generation task to the analysis task."

INCA solves the full compressible Navier-Stokes equations with turbulence and chemistry model options using a robust and efficient implicit solution procedure. It performs the solution on multi-block body-fitted finite-volume grids for complex flow domains. It accurately calculates subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic viscous flows.

Gridgen Version 10 is available for Silicon Graphics ® workstations with 24 bit-plane hardware. The software is priced from $5,000 for a perpetual, right-to-use license.

Pointwise, Inc. is a developer of software for the computational sciences specializing in grid generation. From its headquarters in Bedford, Texas, the company delivers grid generation technologies and services to technical and scientific professionals.

Silicon Graphics is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. VSAERO Copyright © 1985 Analytical Methods, Inc. All rights resevered. INCA is a trademark of AMTEC Engineering, Inc. All other trademarks used herein are property of their respective owner.