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Gridgen is a commercial mesh generator developed, distributed, and supported by Pointwise, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.  Development of Gridgen began in 1984 and commercialization began in 1994.
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The current production release of Gridgen is Version 15.18, released in August 2012.
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Latest revision as of 16:49, 23 August 2012

Gridgen is a commercial mesh generator developed, distributed, and supported by Pointwise, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Development of Gridgen began in 1984 and commercialization began in 1994.

The current production release of Gridgen is Version 15.18, released in August 2012.


Contents

Supported Mesh Types

  1. Structured (mapped quad and hex)
  2. Unstructured (Delaunay tri and tet)
  3. Hybrid (prism-tet, hex-pyramid-tet, etc.)

Geometry Modeling

Geometry import formats include the following.

  1. IGES
  2. STL
  3. PLOT3D
  4. Points

Geometry export includes the following formats.

  1. IGES
  2. Gridgen Native

Geometry that can be created in Gridgen includes the following entity types.

  1. solid model
  2. quilt
  3. trimmed surface
  4. Coon's patch
  5. polyconic surface
  6. surface of revolution
  7. sweep surface
  8. ruled surface
  9. circle
  10. conic
  11. curve (Catmull-Rom and Akima)
  12. line
  13. point
  14. note

CFD Solver Interfaces

Gridgen can export meshes and boundary conditions in the following native formats.

  1. ADPAC
  2. CFDSHIP-IOWA
  3. CFD++
  4. CFX-4 and CFX-5
  5. CGNS
  6. CNSFV
  7. COBALT
  8. COMO
  9. CRUNCH
  10. DTNS
  11. EXODUS II
  12. FALCON
  13. FANS
  14. FDNS/UNIC
  15. FLUENT V4 and FLUENT
  16. FrontFlow
  17. GASP
  18. GUST
  19. INCA V2 and V3
  20. NCC
  21. NPARC
  22. NSAERO
  23. OVERFLOW
  24. PHOENICS
  25. SCRYU and SCRYU/Tetra
  26. Splitflow
  27. STAR-CCM+
  28. STAR-CD
  29. TACOMA
  30. TASCflow
  31. TEAM
  32. TETREX
  33. VSAERO and VSAEROhybrid
  34. WIND and WIND-US

Grid files (without boundary conditions) may also be written in the following formats.

  1. PLOT3D
  2. PATRAN
  3. NASTRAN
  4. UCD
  5. VRML 1.0
  6. STL
  7. XPATCH
  8. IGES

Hardware Support

Gridgen runs on the following platforms.

  1. Windows on Intel and AMD
  2. Linux on Intel and AMD)
  3. Mac
  4. HP-UX 11.11 on PA-RISC
  5. SGI IRIX
  6. Sun Solaris

Scripting

Gridgen has a Tcl-based scripting language called GridgenGlyph that can automate CFD meshing.

External links

Pointwise's web site

My wiki