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Mesh Adaptation With Pointwise, Caelus & Python

This monthly mesh we are referring readers to our guest blog “Mesh adaptation with Python, Pointwise and Caelus”, published on Another Fine Mesh.

Mesh adaptation is one of the NASA 2030 goals and has been one area of research and development by Pointwise in past case studies and webinars. Applied CCM has also been developing mesh adaptation toolsets with Caelus (an OpenFOAM fork). The Applied CCM mesh adaptation toolset has produced adapted meshes like the wing and store pictured below. The wake past the wing, store and missile each have vorticity that refines the mesh locally via a point cloud. This avoids having to decide where to put Pointwise source shapes, and would allow the mesh to refine based on the flow characteristics and different angle of attack.

Mesh adaptation with Pointwise around a wing store

For more information about Mesh Adaptation with Pointwise, our scripts or how it works, can be watched on our webcast. If you would like to be able to script your meshing workflows as shown , you should consider switching to Pointwise. If you would like a free trial follow the link or checkout the further information on our website.

Thanks for reading, the next edition will be in April. Until then, happy meshing!

  • Darrin Stephens
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2. Twin box bridge deck meshing
3. Golf Driver Meshing
4. Frigate Helipad Pointwise unstructured mesh
5. Frigate Helipad – Structured O-H mesh
6. Horizontal wind turbine near a bridge
7. Meshing a Raspberry Pi
8. Scripting Pointwise Meshing
9. 2D meshing with sources in Pointwise
10. Pointwise as a Pre-processor for CFD
11. Mesh Adaption with Caelus and Pointwise
12. Meshing Santa’s Pod Racer Sled
13. Scripting Structured-Unstructured Meshes for Aerospace
14. Mesh Adaptation With Pointwise, Caelus & Python
15. Normal Extrusion Hybrid Meshes for Multi-Element Airfoils
16. Car park Ventilation CFD with Pointwise, Caelus, CFX and FDS
17. Mesh Independence for Car Park Ventilation
18. It’s all in the numbering – mesh renumbering may improve simulation speed
19. Voxel Transition Cell Recombination for OpenFOAM meshes
20. Meshing Santa’s Hat
21. 2D Sources in Meshes in Pointwise 18.4R1
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