Grid Generation About High-Lift Wing Configurations

  • Nirajan Adhikari
  • D. Stephen NicholsEmail author


The current guidelines provided by the 3rd AIAA CFD High Lift Prediction Workshop for building unstructured meshes representing high-lift wing configurations are demonstrated and discussed. Specifically, Pointwise grid generation software is used to generate general multi-element unstructured grids about the NASA High Lift Common Research Model and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency Standard Model with and without nacelles and pylons. Several modifications to the guidelines that enhance grid quality are presented. Additionally, the user-defined parameters within Pointwise that govern the mesh generation process are reviewed in detail.



The authors would like to thank the HiLiftPW3 committee for openly supplying these geometries and Carolyn Woeber of Pointwise for her advice during the initial mesh-building process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aerospace EngineeringAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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