Optimized Automotive Heat Duct Design Minimizes Power Loss

Maximize Performance while Reducing Costs with Automated Design Optimization

FORT WORTH, TX (11 May 2020) –Pointwise published the case study, “Pointwise Used in Topology Optimization of Automotive Components,” that explains how Pointwise’s unstructured mesh generation with Helyx Adjoint sensitivity based shape optimization enables fully automated performance-driven design shape evolution and optimization to meet target performance objectives.

Read the case study: info.pointwise.com/case-study-topology-optimization-automotive-components

Optimal fluid flow performance is becoming increasingly important for the design of automobiles and automotive components. ENGYS combined high-quality unstructured mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) from Pointwise with Helyx Adjoint to provide efficient and effective topology optimization of automotive components. The high-quality unstructured meshing in Pointwise was key to enabling the required stability of the CFD solutions as an integral part of the fully automated performance-driven design process. This case study illustrates the approach and its application to two automotive components for performance-driven design optimization to meet target performance objectives.

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.

ENGYS was founded by a group of highly experienced engineers and CFD developers with the objective of exploiting open-source technologies within the ambit of numerical simulation software and computer-aided engineering (CAE). ENGYS offers a comprehensive range of customer-driven CFD products and services for enterprise engineering. The ENGYS mission is to leverage open-source technologies to deliver highly innovative, cost-effective CFD software solutions for enterprise to a global client base without compromising on quality or scope of service. www.engys.com

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Andrea Alvarado