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This hybrid mesh for the X-38 re-entry vehicle was generated using the latest version of Pointwise’s T-Rex technique and consists of a layer of unstructured hexahedra (green) extruded off the quadrilateral surface mesh (yellow) and connected to the farfield tetrahedra (blue) by pyramids. The orange cells are hexahedra on the symmetry plane. Not shown are prisms extruded off triangles on the vehicle’s base. [View larger image]
New Software: Hybrid Hex-Tet Meshing in Latest Pointwise Release
Posted Thu April 17, 2014 @09:36AM
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News Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring an extension of the company’s advanced T-Rex hybrid meshing technique to generate near-wall layers of hexahedral cells.

“As our T-Rex technique for generating hybrid prism-tet meshes with boundary layer resolution continued to evolve, our customers collectively expressed a strong interest in using hex cells in the boundary layer instead of prisms,” said Dr. John Steinbrenner, Pointwise’s vice president of research and development.

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