Santa's pod racer
Santa’s pod racer


A pod racer version of Santa’s sled! Obviously, Santa’s sled normally has lots of reindeer to power his traditional sled. On this occasion, the powerful Blitzen and Rudolf engines are all that is needed for Santa’s sled. All the quicker to get around the world. The mesh featured in our blog article, although has been updated using Pointwise V18.4R2. Exported mesh 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.


Cell types: Hexahedra, Prisms, Pyramids and Tetrahedra

Cell count: Total – 15,011,628

  • Tetrahedra – 6,679,357,
  • Pyramids – 2,443,946,
  • Prisms – 905,222,
  • Hexahedra – 4,983,103

Mesh quality metrics:

  • Average non-orthogonality (degrees): 20.57
  • Maximum skewness: 5.95

Patch names: sides, inlet, outlet, wall






1.2 GB


5th December 2020


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