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Meshing Forensics Course Offers Clues for Better Meshes
Posted Wed February 06, 2013 @04:33PM
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Announcements Pointwise is offering a special short course, Meshing Forensics: How to Recover When Things Go Wrong, on 19 March as part of the Pointwise User Group Meeting.

The course is meant to provide answers for those times when a mesh takes a turn for the worse and it’s hard to know what to do next to improve its quality.

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The course will cover how to:
  • Improve grid quality by mastering the Examine command
  • Identify situations in which join and split operations are not applicable
  • Quickly find and patch holes or gaps in the geometry and mesh
  • Recognize an empty or poorly initialized grid and fix it

The Pointwise User Group Meeting will be 19-20 March. Early registration, which includes a 24 percent discount off the registration fee, ends 8 February.

The course, taught by Travis Carrigan, Pointwise senior engineer, will be at 4 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Fort Worth – Downtown.

Mr. Carrigan joined Pointwise as a senior engineer after completing his M.S. in aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington in May 2011. He interned at Pointwise beginning May 2008, producing demonstration and application videos and working in technical support, doing grid projects and quality assurance testing. During a prior internship at Vought Aircraft Industries, Mr. Carrigan worked as a quality engineer on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Program. His thesis subject was “Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.” He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering in 2009 from UTA.

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

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

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