Automate Your CFD Meshing

Flashpoint Automatic Surface Meshing and other time-saving features new in Pointwise V18.4 are highlighted in the videos below. One of the videos includes a recorded Q&A with our product planning team answering questions about these new features. 

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Flashpoint: automatic, high-quality meshes using best practices. Try it yourself.

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Specify meshing goals, visualize sizing, and automatically generate an unstructured surface mesh.

Introducing Flashpoint: Goal-Oriented and Intelligent Automatic Meshing

Using the first in a suite of tools we call Flashpoint, encapsulating company best practices is simplified through a repeatable and intuitive, goal-oriented process. This in turn ensures meshing consistency and quality across the organization, making it easier to standardize on a single meshing solution. Equally as important, and often overlooked by other preprocessing solutions, all core meshing functionality and control remain available for those who wish to unlock Pointwise’s full potential and tackle the really tough problems.

Discover how to:

  • Specify meshing goals, local sizing, and grid stretching.
  • Visualize geometry characteristics, grid sizing and quality.
  • Repeat the meshing process at the push of a button.
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Solution-based adapted surface mesh on the Aachen Rotor.

Enhance Volume Mesh Quality with Surface Mesh Adaptation

Turbomachinery tip gaps, aircraft wing slats and flaps, and small internal flow passages are just a small subset of the geometries with surfaces in proximity that present challenges for constructing a high-quality volume mesh. Often these surfaces have very different mesh resolution requirements, and this can necessitate a large jump in volume-element size. As a result, highly stretched or skewed elements can be created between the two surfaces and this has a negative impact on mesh quality and ultimately simulation solution accuracy and convergence. In this video, we demonstrate how to effectively use surface mesh adaptation to overcome these challenges and improve overall mesh quality.

Discover how to:

  • Effectively use surface mesh adaptation to improve volume mesh quality.
  • Adapt grid curves to achieve a smooth, fully adapted surface mesh.
  • Select grid entities to act as sources for surface mesh adaptation.
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Create unstructured domains with persistent structured-style distribution.

Solved: Structured-Style Surface Meshing for Thin Features

Getting the quality of a structured grid in an unstructured mesh on a thin surface just became considerably easier. Now the two grids can be linked so that changes in the mesh topology or changes to the distribution of grid points will no longer destroy their structured nature. That regular, structured nature will persist in the unstructured mesh as you move forward with your meshing project.

Discover how to:

  • Create an unstructured surface mesh from an existing structured surface grid.
  • Link those two surface meshes together for persistent cell topology.
  • Automatically substitute the new unstructured surface mesh for its linked partner in a block.
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Anisotropic surface meshing controls enable increased simulation accuracy while reducing cell count.

Five Ways to More Accurately Resolve Your Geometry

Aerodynamic control surfaces often have a variety of geometrical features that need to be resolved smoothly and to certain standards but without incurring high cell counts. Pointwise has several high aspect ratio mesh controls that help increase your simulation accuracy with fewer cells. Watch this video where multiple approaches will be demonstrated to not only resolve complex geometric features with fewer cells but also to improve the resulting surface mesh quality.

Discover how to:

  • Resolve geometry with an explicit edge length or turning angle,
  • Resolve geometry based on curvature, and
  • Maintain surface and volume cell smoothness across sharp feature edges.
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Q&A with the Pointwise Product Planning Team

Watch the recorded Q&A session with members of our Product Planning Team where the team answered questions about Pointwise, our new features, and future plans. 

Key members of our Product Planning Team, Mike Jefferies, Product Development Manager; Carolyn Woeber, Engineering Services Manager; and Travis Carrigan, Business Development Manager are on the Q&A panel.

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