Meshing the Potsdam Propeller with Pointwise

PPTC-Webinar-2018-06-alternate-1000x763In this new on-demand webinar we demonstrate how to generate a hybrid hexahedral-tetrahedral mesh for the Potsdam Propeller. You’ll see both approaches (solid meshing and fault tolerance meshing) to generating surface meshes on the geometry model, the T-Rex technique for generating boundary layer resolved meshes, Glyph scripting, and more. 

The Potsdam Propeller Test Case (PPTC) is a benchmark case used for assessing the accuracy of existing computer codes and modeling strategies in simulating hydrodynamic propeller performance. The controllable pitch propeller design was tested at several different conditions and has a wealth of experimental data for CFD validation.


In this on-demand webinar, we walk through creating an unstructured hybrid mesh consisting primarily of hexahedra and tetrahedra for the PPTC geometry while presenting several meshing best-practice guidelines.

Discover how to:

  • Apply both Solid Modeling and Fault Tolerant surface meshing techniques to create, repair, and add localized grid resolution
  • Automate frequently-used meshing tasks by using Glyph utility scripts
  • Improve cell quality of structured surface domains with the elliptic solver
  • Copy, Transform, and Paste existing grid entities to substantially reduce time spent meshing
  • Quickly create 3-D volume grids for simple shapes like boxes, cylinders, spheres, and polygons
  • Export grid, boundary, and volume conditions to over sixty CAE solver grid formats by using the built-in CAE Solver plug-in


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