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Meshing Roundtable Recognizes Pointwise for Meshing Contest and Meshing Maestro
Posted Fri November 29, 2013 @10:56AM
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News A mesh generated by Pointwise engineers Travis Carrigan and Carolyn Woeber won the International Meshing Roundtable (IMR) Meshing Maestro and Meshing Contest awards at the recent 22nd IMR in Orlando, Florida.

Pointwise’s contest entry was a hybrid mesh generated with its T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) technique for a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution. Pointwise’s winning entry in the Meshing Maestro, a poster competition, featured illustrations of its mesh from the meshing contest.

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Mr. Carrigan is a senior engineer and Ms. Woeber is manager of Support and Consulting at Pointwise.

“We couldn’t be happier with the work done by Carolyn and Travis,” said John Chawner, president of Pointwise. “And to have their work recognized for both technical merit and aesthetics by the IMR was icing on the cake, especially when you consider the strength of the other entries in both events.”

Pointwise's winning Meshing Maestro poster. Larger image

This year’s IMR was the first at which a meshing contest was held, the focus of which was generation of a mesh for a notional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). There were seven entries which were judged by the IMR steering committee for “novelty of the approach, the complexity of the discretization, the quality of the mesh, and the usability of the proposed solution.”

Three awards are presented as part of the IMR’s annual poster contest: best technical poster, best student poster and Meshing Maestro. This year’s eleven entries reflected a variety of disciplines and ranged from research to application. All IMR attendees cast ballots for the Meshing Maestro which is based on aesthetics and “striking visuals.”

Pointwise’s winning Meshing Maestro image will be featured on the T-shirts given to attendees of the 23rd IMR to be held in London in 2014.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

More information about Pointwise is available at

The International Meshing Roundtable (IMR) was started in 1992 by Sandia National Laboratories and continues to be organized by them today. The IMR is an internationally recognized forum for researchers from industry, national labs, and academia to convene and share the latest developments in the field of mesh and grid generation for numerical simulation. More information about the IMR is available at

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