Overcoming Structured Grid Pitfalls

Meshing Forensics II: Overcoming Common Structured Gridding Pitfalls

Our last meshing forensics webinar focused on issues typically encountered when working with solid models and unstructured meshes. This webinar focuses on roadblocks commonly seen when working on structured grids. Topological requirements of structured grids and loose CAD tolerances can cause missteps in the gridding process.

In this webinar, we will run through some structured gridding pitfalls:

  • I can't assemble my structured domain or block.
  • Some connector distributions are not updating.
  • This domain does not have the database shape.
  • I wish I could find the problem cells my solver reports.
Erick Gantt, Pointwise, Inc.

Erick Gantt

Pointwise, Inc.

Erick Gantt is the senior meshing specialist on our Technical Support Team. After earning a B.S. in aerospace engineering (cooperative plan) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987, Mr. Gantt joined General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division (now Lockheed Martin Aeronautics), where he worked for a short time on the National Aerospace Plane Project (NASP) program performing CFD analysis. He spent the remainder of his time at Lockheed Martin working in the CFD Group performing CFD analysis for advanced F-16 designs, the F-22 program, and finally the JSF program prior to joining Pointwise in 1997.