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Features: State of the Art in Grid Generation
Posted Tue May 01, 2001 @08:26PM
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Grid Generation Grid generation is often quoted as the most important and most time consuming part of CFD analysis. The quality of the grid plays a direct role on the quality of the analysis, regardless of the flow solver used. Additionally, the solver will be more robust and efficient when using a well constructed mesh. With this in mind, it is important for the CFD analyst to know and understand all of the various grid generation methods. Only by knowing all the methods can he or she select the right tool to solve the problem at hand.

In this article, I will describe the current state of the art in CFD grid generation. I will restrict myself to methods which are currently available in production software and in widespread use and I will describe the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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