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for CFD Mesh Generation


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.

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Topology Optimization with Pointwise and HELYX-Adjoint

Watch a presentation showing how Pointwise used in combination with HELYX-Adjoint automates design optimization, increases innovation, maximizes performance while reducing time and cost.

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Pointwise Used in Topology Optimization of Automotive Components

Learn how Pointwise was used in combination with Helyx Adjoint to enable fully automated performance-driven design evolution and optimization of automotive components. Read the case study.

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CAD-Based Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing

In this webinar, Phoenix Integration and Pointwise demonstrate push-button design optimization for the front wing of a race car geometry. The tools and methodology used are highlighted and a design resulting in maximum downforce is identified.

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Pointwise for Automotive CFD Simulation Workshop

Download the presentations from the Pointwise for Automotive Workshop to learn how to increase automotive simulation accuracy and efficiency with meshing flexibility. You will also see technical background information about the how and why of the meshing techniques developed and honed with many years of experience in Pointwise.

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Researchers use CFD to Help Quantify the Benefits of Truck Platooning Technologies

Find out how CFD is helping the commercial trucking industry develop platooning technologies for safer roads and increased fuel efficiency.

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Using CFD to Help Increase the Safety of Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicles are expected to become a viable form of transportation sometime in the first half of this century. One of the major hurdles will be to provide these cars with the artificial intelligence they need to position themselves in a location where there is less drag for optimal fuel efficiency, travel time, and stability. Ultimately, it should lead to fewer serious accidents and safer roads. Find out how Pointwise is helping researchers in the automotive industry do that.

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Automatic Unstructured Mesh Generation with Geometry Attribution

Download the technical paper presented at AIAA SciTech 2019 that describes a process that automatically creates unstructured meshes from water-tight geometry input using Glyph scripting. Utilizing this process, one can reduce meshing time by up to 90 percent and manual input from hours to minutes.

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Automatic Unstructured Mesh Generation with Geometry Attribution

Watch a presentation given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting about how Pointwise used custom Glyph scripts to automatically generate high-quality unstructured meshes for Engineering Sketch Pad (ESP) geometries, saving time and freeing users from repetitive and tedious tasks.

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Automatic Generation of High-Quality Meshes using Pointwise and Glyph

Read a case study on how Glyph scripts integrated with Pointwise can reduce meshing time from up to 15 hours to one or two, and time spent on manual input from 12 hours to a few minutes. Automation also ensures a more consistent application of best practices for higher quality results.

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Pointwise delivers fast, accurate results for Garry Rogers Motorsport

Due to governing body rule changes, Garry Rogers Motorsport needed to design and build a completely new V8 Supercar without blowing their budget and schedule. By moving their CFD meshing to Pointwise, Garry Rogers Motorsport was able to significantly reduce their hours spent generating meshes while also having a great deal of confidence in the results.

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Pointwise Aids Bid to Make World’s Fastest Bike

The Human Power Team is comprised of students with a shared goal: to build a highly advanced recumbent bicycle capable of breaking the world record for the fastest human alive. We will put our bike, the VeloX, to the test for the seventh time in the annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. This year the Human Power Team will focus purely on the world record for women, which was set at 121.81 km/h by Barbara Buatois in 2010.

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Mastering Geometry Cleanup Tasks in Pointwise

This video provides an overview of Pointwise’s suite of tools for creating a meshing-ready geometry model. Included are geometry model import, tolerance verification and setting, techniques for healing gaps between surfaces, recreating missing geometry, and more.

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The Stanford Solar Car Project’s Race for Aerodynamic Efficiency

Chasing the Sun 3000 km across the Australian Outback is a challenge. And doing it in a solar powered vehicle is an even bigger challenge. But every two years the Stanford Solar Car Project, a student-run organization, arrives in Australia with a new design ready to take on the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. This article summarizes the simulation driven design framework that enabled the team to analyze over 40 design iterations and improve the aerodynamic efficiency of their 2015 car, Arctan.

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Localized Remeshing Strategies for Parametric Models in Pointwise

This video demonstrates the flexibility you will gain from Pointwise’s ability to limit remeshing to regions where geometry changes during your design cycle. Included are techniques for remeshing on geometry model import, merging adjacent meshes, and more.

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The Stanford Solar Car Project's Race for Aerodynamic Efficiency

The Stanford Solar Car Project team developed a repeatable, simulation driven design framework consisting of Pointwise for rapid hybrid grid generation, SU2 to run the CFD simulations, and Tecplot 360 EX to post-process and interpret the results.

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Using T-Rex to Generate Unstructured Hexahedra for an Automotive Intake

Discover how to create unstructured hexahedra quickly on complex geometry using T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion). Best practices for the generation of both surface and volume meshes and troubleshooting techniques are shown.

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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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University of South Florida Races with Pointwise

The University of South Florida's Formula SAE racing team, USF Racing, placed 6th overall out of more than 80 teams competing at the Formula SAE competition in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2015. Using Pointwise helped the team to have a successful season. Pointwise's Glyph scripting allowed for multiple simulations providing good performance estimations for their vehicle's aerodynamic package.

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Automotive Design Optimization using Pointwise, Sculptor, and OpenFOAM®

When coupled with a high-quality mesh generator, mesh morphing promises to allow rapid design space exploration by eliminating the need to remesh. Using the DrivAer geometry as an example, we use Pointwise, OpenFOAM, and Sculptor to simulate design variations.

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Garry Rogers Motorsports Continues Racing Success with Pointwise

Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) team uses Pointwise to produce detailed, high fidelity CFD meshes for the design and improvement of their V8 supercars, which aided in last year's successful introduction of a new vehicle, the Volvo Polestar S60.

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Land-Speed Record Attempt Uses High-Fidelity, High-Speed CFD

This webinar shows how TotalSim used structured, unstructured, and hybrid mesh techniques in Pointwise to reduce their overall cell count and improve grid quality. They also exploited Pointwise’s flexibility to manually adapt the grid.

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Pointwise Boosts Garry Rogers Motorsport to Season Opening Win

Garry Rogers Motorsport is a racing partner with Volvo Car Australia. They used Pointwise and T-Rex meshing to help in the aerodynamic design of their new car for the 2014 season with excellent results in their simulations and on the track.

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Unsteady Engine Analysis with Moving Mesh in OpenFOAM®

Researchers at Politecnico di Milano have used Pointwise and OpenFOAM® along with moving, non-conformal mesh interfaces to analyze internal combustion engine performance. Their results on two benchmark cases compare well with experimental data.

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Introducing Unstructured Hexahedral Extrusion in Pointwise V17.2

See how Pointwise V17.2 will help you quickly generate unstructured hexahedral boundary layer meshes using T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion).

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Pointwise Helps UTA Racing Push Aerodynamic Envelope

University of Texas at Arlington's (UTA) racing partnership with Pointwise during the past three years has resulted in an influx of aggressive aerodynamic development for the UTA Formula SAE race cars. The grid generation software has been crucial in several developments that have resulted in significant improvements to the wing packages on the cars.

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Pointwise Gives GRM a Time-Savings Edge in V8 Supercar Design

Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) is one of the most enduring racing teams in Australian motorsport and this year we are celebrating 50 years of racing involvement. The team competes in the hotly contested V8 Supercar championship, which is regarded as one of the finest touring car racing categories in the world.

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Attempting to Break the Land Speed Record with the Help of CFD

This webinar will discuss how the North American Eagle land speed record team used Pointwise and CFD++ to help design aft suspension fairings to reduce overall drag on the car while maintaining stability and control.

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Diverse Uses of Pointwise at Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) participated in the Pointwise Teaching Partnership during the 2010-11 academic year. As a part of the course ME 409, Vehicle Aerodynamics, students are taught to utilize Pointwise to create multi-element unstructured grids in order to complete CFD projects.

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Meshing is Vital to Formula SAE at UTA

Over the past year, use of Pointwise for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation has helped increase productivity drastically on the Formula SAE team at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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