Webinar: Mesh Strategies for the FDA Benchmark Centrifugal Blood Pump

976x976_Pointwise_Biomedical_WebinarOn October 1st, join Pointwise and Applied CCM for a live webinar in which we explore the effect of meshing strategy on simulation efficiency and accuracy for an FDA benchmark case involving a centrifugal blood pump. Performance of a multiblock structured grid and a hybrid unstructured mesh are compared with flow solutions computed using the Caelus flow solver.

The focus of this work is to explore hybrid and multi-block structured meshing strategies and their impact on solution accuracy for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) benchmark case involving a centrifugal blood pump. If no appreciable change in solution accuracy is observed per each meshing strategy, hybrid meshing techniques may facilitate a more efficient solution process. Designed to operate across a large range of flow conditions, the blood pump consists of four blades attached to a rotor base and shaft.


Pointwise has numerous integrated functionalities, which make hybrid-viscous mesh generation fairly automated – reducing the time required to construct a high-quality mesh. These tools enable the engineer to focus a majority of their time interpreting simulation results. Consequently, this allows the engineer to make decisions rapidly and early in the project life cycle.

Caelus v8.04, a derivative of OpenFOAM, was used to perform the CFD simulations on each of the grids for solution accuracy comparisons.

Discover how to:

  • Utilize anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (T-Rex) to automatically generate a hybrid-viscous volume mesh suitable for internal flow applications
  • Enable surface mesh adaptation for proximity refinement during volume meshing
  • Construct a suitable multi-block structured mesh topology
  • Thoroughly examine surface and volumetric cell quality
  • Set up an MRF simulation using Caelus and interpret simulation results to identify key parameters driving solution accuracy

Register Today

Attendance for this live webinar on 01 October 2019 at 10:00 a.m. central US time is limited so don’t delay and register today.


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