241 wide_GeomToMesh19_TechPaperReduce meshing time by up to 90 percent 

Download the technical paper, “Automatic Unstructured Mesh Generation with Geometry Attribution,” presented at AIAA SciTech 2019 that describes a process that automatically creates unstructured meshes from water-tight geometry input using Glyph scripting. Utilizing this process, one can reduce meshing time by up to 90 percent and manual input from hours to minutes.

The process produces isotropic tetrahedral meshes without any instructions from a user, and with instructions provided via geometry attribution, the meshing process can be guided to produce a mesh more aligned with the user’s intent.

Steve Karman, Pointwise, Inc.

Steve Karman

Pointwise, Inc.

Steve Karman joined Pointwise's Applied Research Team in 2014. He had been a tenured professor in the Graduate School of Computational Engineering, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga since 2012. Dr. Karman, an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, has served as chairman of the Meshing, Visualization and Computational Environments Technical Committee. He earned B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991. At General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin, Dr. Karman developed CFD tools in support of the F-16, F-22 and F-35 programs.

Nick Wyman, Pointwise, Inc.

Nick Wyman

Nick Wyman directs Pointwise's research efforts, focusing contracted software development on solving problems faced by our customers. He joined Pointwise in 1998 as a Gridgen developer and became manager of the entire Development Team. He received a B.S. in aerospace engineering and a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1992 and 1994. Before joining Pointwise, he worked for Advanced Scientific Computing (later AEA Technology), performing CFD applications work and developing grid generation software for turbomachinery. Mr. Wyman is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.