Structured Meshing for Low-Speed Ship Maneuvering Simulations

Structured Meshing for Low-Speed Ship Maneuvering Simulations

Ship resistance prediction for naval vessels is challenging due to free-surface effects and very high Reynolds numbers. The accuracy and reduced cell count provided by structured meshes are nearly a prerequisite for these applications. In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to create a structured mesh suitable for low Froude number ship resistance predictions on the U.S. Navy Surface Combatant DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Learn how to:

  • Quickly create structured surfaces meshes on models and quilts
  • Create smooth, orthogonal boundary layer meshes with hyperbolic extrusion
  • Construct the farfield block topology with domain and block auto-assembly
  • Improve geometric accuracy and mesh quality with the elliptic smoother
Chris Sideroff, Pointwise, Inc.

Chris Sideroff

Pointwise, Inc.

Chris Sideroff joined Pointwise in September 2007 after working as a petroleum engineer for the NATCO Group, a CAD engineer for ARV Development, and a computer technician for Harddata Ltd. Dr. Sideroff earned both a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta in 2000 and 2003. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in 2009, where his dissertation subject was "Detailed Examinations of the Human Micro-Environment by CFD".

Travis Carrigan, Pointwise, Inc.

Travis Carrigan

Pointwise, Inc.

Travis Carrigan joined Pointwise as a senior engineer after completing his M.S. in aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington in May 2011 where his graduate research involved aerodynamic design optimization. Currently, as Manager of Technical Sales, Mr. Carrigan works with prospective customers and demonstrates how Pointwise software can be used to improve their CFD process. He also produces technical marketing content and works with customers and software partners to demonstrate best practices in grid generation, solver setup, and solution post-processing for a variety of industries.