Drag car with triangular surface mesh
Drag car hybrid mesh (triangular)


Drag car with a triangular surface mesh, and the volume mesh consisting of tetrahedral cells with prisms in the boundary layer formed using the T-Rex method. The T-Rex max number of layers was 50 in the inflation region with a growth rate of 1.2 between successive layers. The exported drag car with triangular surface mesh has been tested with OpenFOAM-v2006 simpleFoam, and converges well but only tested at lower speeds. The provided mesh was exported from the Pointwise case file included with the download. If you want to modify or re-export the mesh you will need a licenced version of Pointwise.

Note Pointwise mesh in mm, and OpenFOAM mesh scaled to m.


Cell types: Tetrahedra, Pyramids, Prisms

Cell count: Total – 45,054,161

  • Tetrahedra – 25,939,709,
  • Pyramids – 321,264,
  • Prisms – 18,793,188,

Mesh quality metrics:

  • Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 19.0
  • Maximum skewness: 4.7

Patch names: bottom, frontBackSides, inlet, outlet, top, wall






1747 MB


19th August 2020


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