Sharc Ltd

Richard Bardwell
Phone: +44 (0) 161 8775071
Fax: +44 (0) 161 8777919


Founded in 1997, Manchester, UK-based Sharc is a developer of pre-processor software for finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Its flagship Harpoon mesher produces high quality body-fitted hex meshes. The automatic generation of hex dominant volume meshes and/or quad dominant surface meshes bypasses the need for time consuming surface mesh generation and grid density specification.

Harpoon is a fully automatic hex-dominant mesher specifically designed to cope with the most complex geometric entities. The automatic generation of volume meshes and/or surface meshes removes the need for time-consuming surface mesh generation and grid density specification. Unlike other meshers, Harpoon does not rely on non-standard, 'nasty' cut cells, but moves nodes of hexas (hexahedral elements) to maintain the grid's hex-dominant structure and high quality cells. This results in meshes with improved solution convergence.

Harpoon is an ideal tool for delivering high quality meshes of even the most complex geometry. Fast and flexible, Harpoon's powerful geometry and mesh controls are driven through a simple and logical graphical user interface (GUI). Crucially, Sharc's experience in the mathematics of meshes ensures that the elements created will meet the needs of even the most demanding solvers.