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Fast Wind Turbine Meshing with Pointwise to be Presented Monday

Posted By: Jan Batts
Date:Thu, 20 May 2010, 5:37 p.m.

DALLAS, TX (20 May 2010)—Dr. Chris Sideroff, Pointwise technical sales engineer, will discuss high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of a horizontal axis wind turbine using viscous unstructured meshes in Booth 12448, the booth of Pointwise partner ACUSIM, at Windpower 2010. He will speak May 24 at 2 p.m., May 25 at noon and May 26 at 10 a.m.

“Wind turbines present difficult fluid dynamic modeling problems: a large range of geometric scales, complex assemblies, and demands for high-fidelity, highly-accurate simulations,” said Dr. Sideroff. “That combination of difficulties is exactly what our T-Rex meshing technology addresses. I was happy to see how quickly I could build meshes that satisfy the CFD accuracy requirements of the wind power industry, and I am looking forward to sharing how I did it.”

Dr. Sideroff also will be available to answer questions in the Pointwise booth, number 9461, during the show.

Dr. Sideroff joined the Pointwise staff in 2007 and has worked in a broad range of CFD disciplines, including algorithm development and commercial software use. He earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and his M.S. from the University of Alberta.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today -- mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Gridgen and Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM, as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac and Unix, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.


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