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Unstructured Quad & Hex Meshing Using Pointwise
Posted Wed November 30, 2016 @08:50AM
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Announcements Pointwise will present a webinar entitled, Unstructured Quad & Hex Meshing Using Pointwise on 14 December at 10 a.m. CST (GMT-6).

In this webinar, we highlight four new major features available in Pointwise V18: quad-dominant surface meshing, farfield shape creation, unstructured hexahedral dominant boundary layer meshing, and volumetric sources.

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Starting with an existing aircraft geometry, we demonstrate the entire meshing process beginning with the generation of a quad-dominant surface mesh. Areas of high curvature are then resolved, followed by generation of farfield boundaries using the latest shape creation utilities.

The same shape creation utilities are then used to define a source that provides off-body volumetric grid refinement to help track flow features of interest.

The volume mesh is generated using T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion), our unstructured viscous meshing algorithm, which extrudes stacks of flow-aligned hexahedra and prisms that smoothly transition to an isotropic tetrahedral farfield.

Lastly, we examine the volume mesh cell quality using several of the many mesh quality metrics available to users of Pointwise.

Released in September, Pointwise V18 has not been out long, but already users are leveraging these productivity enhancements to their advantage. Unstructured viscous meshes generated using our latest T-Rex meshing algorithm have fewer cells, solutions converge more quickly and robustly, and results are more accurate.

Many of these benefits come from applying simple changes to existing grids and taking advantage of the boundary-aligned quad-dominant surface meshing technique—features new in Pointwise V18.

Discover how to:

  • Automatically create unstructured quad-dominant surface meshes
  • Extrude flow-aligned, hex-dominant boundary layer resolved cells using T-Rex
  • Easily generate shapes to define farfield boundaries and sources
  • Define off-body volumetric refinement regions using sources

For more information or to register, go to

Travis Carrigan will be presenting the webinar.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS Fluent®, STAR-CCM+®, ANSYS CFX®, OpenFOAM, and SU2 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 of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

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