By DE Editors
Pointwise (Fort Worth, TX) is collaborating with DreeseCode Software (Saginaw, TX), makers of the DesignFOIL software for airfoil and wing design and preliminary analysis, to arrange for DreeseCode’s addition of Gridgen export to DesignFOIL and Pointwise’s addition of a script for automatic CFD grid generation to its Glyph Script Exchange.
Pointwise’s Glyph scripting language lets customers and partners develop macros and templates for Gridgen. An automatic meshing template for DesignFOIL has been developed and posted to the Glyph Script Exchange on pointwise.com.
Along with Gridgen, Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; they interface with CFD solvers such as FLUENT, STAR-CD, and ANSYS CFX as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; run on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac, and Unix; and have scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing.
DreeseCode’s DesignFOIL Release 6, developed over three years, uses many of the original NACA formulas, and generates airfoils to meet specifications and point concentrations; it lets users import airfoil coordinate files, manipulate them (camber, etc.), analyze them, put them in a simulated wing, export them directly to 3D CAD software, or send them to Gridgen and use the Glyph-based grid-automation scripts.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.