Unstructured Meshing using Altair CFD Solver AcuSolve

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 (On-Demand Webinar)

Mesh generation is an important step before performing computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation. To achieve accurate result using reasonable computational and human resources, it is necessary to have efficient meshing and solver technology. In this webinar, the unstructured meshing capability of AcuSolve's preprocessor, AcuConsole will be presented. 

AcuConsole's meshing process relies on a batch meshing approach that operates directly on the underlying CAD model. This meshing process is fast, robust, and produces meshes that precisely reproduce the CAD model's representation of the geometry. This technology provides users with a powerful collection of meshing controls that can be combined to produce meshes as part of an automated or interactive simulation process.

This webinar will introduce users to the AcuConsole meshing process and highlight the many powerful features and mesh controls that are supported. Users will be exposed to general unstructured meshing concepts as well as advanced techniques that are useful for meshing complex models that typically pose challenges to unstructured meshing approaches.

AcuSolve’s robust solver technology provides a unique ability to handle unstructured meshes with high aspect ratios and badly distorted elements. This combination of solver technology and robust meshing functionality provides users with the ability to progress from CAD model to simulation result in a fraction of the time when compared to competitor codes. This unique combination of technology also creates an ideal solution for automated simulation processes.


Mr. David Corson, AcuSolve Program Manager, Altair Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Corson currently holds the position of AcuSolve Program Manager at Altair Engineering, Inc. In this role, Mr. Corson provides technical expertise for the application and development of AcuSolve. Mr. Corson maintains an active role in CFD applications in various engineering disciplines including wind
power, oil and gas, nuclear power, industrial processing, atmospheric sciences, and external aerodynamics. Mr. Corson previously held the position of Senior Analyst at ACUSIM Software. This role focused his efforts on high-end CFD analyses involving methods development, consulting, and validation.

Before coming to ACUSIM, Dave spent 8 years working at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory applying CFD to the design of naval nuclear propulsion systems.

Mr. Corson has a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.