Unstructured Viscous Boundary Layer Meshing: T-Rex
For the complex geometries encountered in modern analyses, creating boundary layer resolved meshes can be tedious and error-prone, often leaving the engineer with less than satisfactory meshes. Pointwise's anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion method, aka T-Rex, is a robust and highly automated method for creating unstructured boundary layer meshes on complex geometries.
Discover how to
- Use T-Rex to handle difficult regions such as corners, gaps and high curvature and transitions
- Construct baffles for localized spacing control and wake resolution
- Reduce time spent setting up T-Rex meshes with its top-down approach
- Speed up diagnostics through improved visualization and reporting techniques
- Convert boundary layer tets into triangular prisms
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 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.