Pointwise Adds Native Interface to Conceptual Design Software ESP

Pointwise Adds Native Interface to Conceptual Design Software ESP

Fort Worth, TX – 5 March 2019. Pointwise released an updated version of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software. While primarily a maintenance release, it includes new geometry model import, improved CFD flow solver export, and user interface updates.

The focus of this work is to explore hybrid and multi-block structured meshing strategies and their impact on solution accuracy for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) benchmark case involving a centrifugal blood pump. If no appreciable change in solution accuracy is observed per each meshing strategy, hybrid meshing techniques may facilitate a more efficient solution process. Designed to operate across a large range of flow conditions, the blood pump consists of four blades attached to a rotor base and shaft.

“We are currently performing research with MIT and the U.S. Air Force on automatic meshing,” said Dr. Steve Karman, a member of Pointwise’s Applied Research Team. “As part of that effort, we have added import of EGADS files, the native geometry format of the Engineering Sketch Pad (ESP) conceptual design software.” This native coupling of Pointwise’s meshing with ESP makes it that much easier to apply CFD during conceptual design when the simulation results can be most impactful.

Pointwise Version 18.2 R2 also includes updated support for NASA’s USM3D flow solver, expanded graphical selection of objects created during overset grid assembly, new convenience functions in Glyph scripting, improved status messages, and defect corrections.

To download Pointwise V18.2 R2 go to www.pointwise.com/downloads.

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, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994

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