Gridgen Now Has Direct TASCflow Interface

TASCflow users can access popular grid generator

BEDFORD, TX (11 November 1996) – Pointwise today announced the release of a direct interface in their numerical grid generation package, Gridgen Version 11, for the TASCflow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software product.

"TASCflow has a reputation as a solid, well-engineered CFD code," said John P. Steinbrenner, Vice President of Research and Development at Pointwise, "and Gridgen has a reputation as a solid, well-engineered grid generator, so we see this as a good fit. Using the two packages together will make it easier for engineers and designers to get the reliable answers they need from CFD."

Gridgen is used by engineers and scientists to construct meshes for use with CFD and finite-element analysis software. In use since 1984, it is recognized for its coherent graphical interface and for giving its users fine control of grid spacing, orthogonality, and smoothness, all of which affect the accuracy of analysis results. Gridgen is a complete preprocessing toolkit that includes geometry modeling, IGES import, grid generation, and direct interfaces to software packages including TEAM, NPARC, VSAERO, INCA, GASP, CFX, and FLUENT. Gridgen Version 11 is available for Silicon Graphics®, Hewlett-Packard®, and IBM® workstations.

Pointwise, Inc. is a premier supplier of grid generation software and services for the computational analysis community. In addition to developing, supporting, and marketing the Gridgen product family, the company is involved in numerous research and software development projects related to numerical grid generation. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's World Wide Web home page