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Workshop on How to Increase Automotive Simulation Accuracy, Efficiency with Pointwise Meshing Flexibility

FORT WORTH, TX (11 July, 2019) – Pointwise is hosting the Pointwise for Automotive CFD Simulation Workshop in München, Germany on 14 November 2019. In the workshop, we will conduct live, interactive demonstrations on how to increase automotive simulation accuracy and efficiency with meshing flexibility and present technical background information about the how and why of the meshing techniques developed and honed with many years of experience in Pointwise.

Download the presentations for the workshop: info.pointwise.com/presentations-pointwise-automotive-cfd-simulation-workshop

Pointwise has been used for many years in a variety of industries. In the automotive industry, Pointwise is well suited for cases that demand high accuracy and the flexibility to use different mesh topologies to meet varying requirements in different parts of the flow domain. Examples are external aerodynamics, where automated unstructured grids can be used in complex geometry locations, and structured grids can be used in the remaining areas for more accurate, efficient simulations; and fuel injectors, where narrow passages can be automatically resolved with fewer cells using Pointwise’s T-Rex technique. Using fewer cells leads to quicker turnaround times of CFD simulations.

Recent work in Pointwise has increasingly automated the mesh generation process so mesh generation turnaround times can be decreased as well. The T-Rex, anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion technique, in particular, automatically generates layers of regular high aspect ratio hexahedral cells to resolve boundary layers while conforming to specified spacing, quality, and interference specifications. The end result is high-quality cells generated quickly in an automated process.

Dr. Rick Matus, Executive Vice President of Pointwise, Inc., and Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Fuchs, owner of CFD Beratung, are presenting at the workshop.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

Pointwise is a registered trademark of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


For more information:
Andrea Alvarado