Meshing Collegiate Design Competitions

Use Pointwise for Free for Your Collegiate Design Competitions

Design competitions challenge you with real-world situations and deadlines. You will need a CFD preprocessor that offers you quality grids in the shortest time possible. Use Pointwise, the powerful mesh generator chosen by top aerospace professionals and gain the competitive edge needed to turn your ideas into a winning design.

USF Racing and Pointwise

USF Racing, the University of South Florida’s Formula SAE team, used Pointwise and Pointwise’s Glyph scripting in 2015 to generate high-quality performance estimations for the vehicle's aerodynamic package. Pointwise gave the team the flexibility to tune the car's performance quickly for instant results. Read their article University of South Florida Races with Pointwise.

What You Get

If you're a registered team for a collegiate design competition, and studying at a recognized academic institution, here's what you'll get.

  • A fully functional license for the Pointwise CFD mesh generation software valid until one month after the competition date
  • The complete technical support package to help with your application of Pointwise – same as we provide to all our professional customers

What We Get

We require

  • A signed letter from your team's advisor certifying that the license will only be used for the competition
  • A signed and completed End-Use Certificate for all teams based outside of the U.S.
  • Names and email addresses for all team members

We request

  • A written article, 500 words or longer, of your experience with Pointwise, and at least one high-definition image of a Pointwise mesh or a flow solution around your design. We will also accept a video of students using Pointwise. Please submit within a month of your team’s competition date.
  • Pictures of your team working on your design and/or participating in their competition. We would also welcome images or videos of your design or grid to post on our social media.

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