By Scott Burch, CFD engineer, and Dean Cowling, Team manager, Garry Rogers Motorsport
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.
By John Steinbrenner, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Development
In part three of the company history series celebrating our 20th anniversary, John Steinbrenner provides some insight into the early days of Gridgen development and the thinking behind some of the design choices of both Gridgen and Pointwise.
By Prof. Federico Piscaglia, Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
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.
We are working on three new Pointwise releases. Pointwise V17.2 R2 will include T-Rex hexahedral layer improvements, V17.3 will have overset grid capabilities, and V18 will have the ability to create types of meshes the current Pointwise cannot make.
We are now accepting entries for the 2014 Meshy Award. The winning mesh will be featured on our Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 T-shirts, and the winner will receive a trophy and the opportunity to present their mesh to meeting attendees.