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Branch Technology Team Wins Pointwise Meshy Award
Posted Mon September 26, 2016 @03:15PM
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News Dr. C. Bruce Hilbert and Melody Rees of Branch Technology have been named recipients of the Pointwise Meshy Award for their 3-D structured mesh of a pavilion.

Their team at Branch Technology: Platt Boyd, Chris Weller, Marc Simons, Tony Disanto, Melody Rees and Dr. Hilbert brought to 3-D life the winning 3-D structure mesh.

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How Do You Define a Good Grid?
Posted Mon December 22, 2014 @08:18AM
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Application By John Rhoads, Ph.D.
Senior Engineer, Pointwise

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is essentially a series of approximations; the role of the practitioner is managing the magnitude of the errors in these approximations. In CFD, one of the most basic approximations lies in the type of cells used for the simulation. This article will address some of the potential pitfalls encountered with a generic cell-centered finite volume scheme.

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Automating CFD Meshing Via Scripting
Posted Tue February 25, 2014 @12:12PM
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Grid Generation John Rhoads,
Pointwise, Inc.

The holy grail of the preprocessing world is to be able to produce in the blink of an eye a mesh that meets every grid quality criteria imaginable around any arbitrary geometry. In reality, discretizing the volume around an object can present a number of challenges, particularly when you place constraints on the shape and orientation of the elements. These challenges ultimately require users to make a choice between automatic meshing solutions or manual mesh generation.

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Quality and Control Two Reasons Why Structured Grids Aren't Going Away
Posted Wed May 15, 2013 @01:34PM
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Grid Generation by John Chawner,
Pointwise, Inc.

One could be forgiven for thinking the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) world has converted entirely to unstructured (or hybrid) meshing. Certainly, Pointwise has contributed to that impression with our emphasis on anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (T-Rex), our highly automated hybrid mesh generation technique with near-wall boundary layer resolution.

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