Pointwise: High Quality Meshing for CFD Event

20th Nov

Pointwise: High Quality Meshing for CFD Event

The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS) will be hosting ‘Pointwise: High Quality Meshing for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)’ on 20th November 2015, between 10.00 - 15.30.

Taking place at CFMS, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Pointwise, a developer of software used for grid generation and preprocessing for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), will be holding an event targeted towards industrial users of commercial & open source CFD software, and organisations with a general interest in CFD.

Delivered by Dr Richard J. Matus, Vice President, Pointwise Inc and John Stone, Partner, CFD Technologies, delegates will be able to experience first-hand how Pointwise allows the user full control of the mesh, to build high quality structured grids in the essential parts of the model and unstructured grids elsewhere. Many companies have a desire to improve the accuracy, and hence reliability, of their CFD simulations. Improving the quality of the mesh is the first step to achieving this. Pointwise will be demonstrating how the TRex meshing feature quickly builds large hybrid grids for complex geometries in just minutes. Geometry handling tools in Pointwise greatly reduces the CAD2CFD bottleneck associated with other software.

Richard J. Matus, Vice President, Pointwise Inc, joined Pointwise during its first Wind Turbine 1year of operation. Previously, Dr. Matus was product manager for the RAMPANT CFD solver, predecessor of Fluent, at Fluent, Inc. and for several years supervised and performed applied CFD at General Dynamics Fort Worth Division. Dr. Matus earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University in 1980, an M.S. in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M in 1981, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1986.

John Stone, Partner at CFD Technologies, has been Pointwise's distributor in the United Kingdom for 15 years. A veteran in computational fluid dynamics, John began his career at Fluent Europe (now ANSYS), where he was one of the original developers of RAMPANT, the first commercial CFD code to fully exploit unstructured technology and the predecessor to FLUENT v5. After seven years at Fluent, he went to Computational Dynamics (now CD-Adapco) as a senior manager. He founded CFD Technologies in 2000.

To register for the event, complete the registration form below.


Registration and Coffee


Overview of Pointwise meshing capabilities with demonstrations of Structured hex meshing with elliptic smoothing, Unstructured tri-tet meshing and Hybrid (Hex + Tet) meshing




Overview of meshing complex geometries - Preparing CAD geometry for meshing and Automatic Hybrid meshing using TRex





Register for the Pointwise event


Bristol and Bath Science Park

Emersons Green

Dirac Crescent

BS16 7FR

Start time

10:00 20/11/2015

End time

15:30 20/11/2015


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