Alexander Kim, Pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida
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. It was only the second year we competed in the category. Using Pointwise helped our team to have a successful season. Pointwise's Glyph scripting allowed for multiple simulations providing good performance estimations for our vehicle's aerodynamic package. In turn, this allowed the team the flexibility to tune the car's performance quickly for instant results.
CAD geometry comes in and a CFD mesh goes out. If only file management for mesh generation was that simple. But even though file management in practice is more complex than that, it need not be complicated. This article presents the entire scope of files that can be read and written by Pointwise and shares tips and tricks for streamlining your use of them.
Zach Davis, Sr. Engineer, Sales & Marketing, Pointwise, Inc.
Pointwise recently attended the OpenVSP Workshop 2015 hosted by NASA Langley and demonstrated Glyph scripting for automated viscous anisotropic meshing of a transport aircraft from OpenVSP. With recently added support in OpenVSP 3 for exporting models as STEP files, users now have an easy way to use an analytical geometry representation in Pointwise. The Glyph script automates the meshing process and provides a recipe for recommended meshing practices that new users can adopt when creating their own meshes in Pointwise.
The first international Pointwise Let's Talk Meshing Workshop, Pointwise Training and Product Roadmap, is being co-hosted by Pointwise and CFD Beratung at the Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum (HLRS), Universität Stuttgart on Monday, 16 November in Stuttgart, Germany.