February 22, 2021
The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software includes a native interface to the AzoreCFD flow solver.
“Pointwise is committed to empowering solver development of any type, which is why we developed a flexible and powerful plugin SDK for mesh export and import,” says Patrick Baker, Pointwise’s director of product development. “Our latest release includes a plugin authored by Azore Software that writes files in their AzoreCFD flow solver’s native format.” In addition to the AzoreCFD plugin, Pointwise Version 18.4 R3 includes several smaller productivity enhancements.
Pointwise is tackling addressing the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD): reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.
AzoreCFD is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software tool for analyzing fluid flow and heat transfer. CFD provides engineers and scientists a method for analyzing a wide array of fluid mechanic, thermal and chemical problems numerically on a computer. Many different types of fluid dynamic situations can be simulated using AzoreCFD, including air, gas, liquid or particulate-laden flows.
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