The Connector

The Connector was our email newsletter until 2017. This archive includes articles about CFD mesh generation using software from Pointwise, software releases, events, customer and partner CFD applications, and tips to keep you productive.

March / April 2012

Enlisting CFD in the Fight Against Ballast-Water Borne Organisms

By Charles Crosby, Resource Ballast Technologies, Cape CFD cc., Cape Town, South Africa


Enlisting CFD in the Fight Against Ballast-Water Borne Organisms

The world's fleet of approximately 45,000 cargo ships transports around 8,000 million tons of cargo per year. What is, perhaps, somewhat less known is that these ships also transport some unwanted hitch-hikers in the form of organisms that get scooped up when ballast water is taken on.


Minimum Linux Requirements Upgraded for Pointwise


Minimum Linux Requirements Upgraded for Pointwise

The minimum operating system requirements for Linux users of the Pointwise CFD mesh generation software will be upgraded to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with the next production release of the product.


Pointwise Used for Structured Mesh in Submarine Sail Design

By Dr Gregory J. Seil, Practice Leader – CFD, Sinclair Knight Merz, Sydney, Australia


Pointwise Used for Structured Mesh in Submarine Sail Design

Under its Corporate Enabling Research Program (CERP) initiative for future undersea warfare, the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) is investigating submarine concept designs.


Wikki Australia is Pointwise's Newest Distributor


Wikki Australia Is Pointwise's Newest Distributor

Wikki Australia was founded in 2011 by veteran computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeler Dr. Darrin Stephens to service the computational needs of the Oceania region. Dr. Stephens is internationally recognized with a background in modeling a range of complex reacting multi phase flows, in particular developing models for heat transfer and boiling.


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