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.

May / June 2012

Quilting Can Make Meshing Easier


Quilting Can Make Meshing Easier

Pointwise offers two approaches to handling dirty and complex geometry. The first approach is fault tolerant meshing, in which we mesh the geometry as is and then heal any problems on the mesh level. The second, newer approach is Solid Meshing.

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Students' Experience with Pointwise in WVU Introduction to CFD Course


Students' Experience with Pointwise in WVU Introduction to CFD Course

After just a few hands-on tutorial sessions, engineering seniors and graduate students at West Virginia University (WVU) were able to generate a variety of grids using Pointwise, learning how mesh topology, dimensionality, and resolution affect solution accuracy for a variety of internal and external flow problems.

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Easy Meshing with Structured Accuracy: Overset Grids in Pointwise


Easy Meshing with Structured Accuracy: Overset Grids in Pointwise

Through two U.S. Government Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contracts, Pointwise, Inc. has embarked on a multi-year effort to include a comprehensive set of overset grid assembly (OGA) diagnostic tools into its Pointwise software.

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Accuracy, Convergence and Mesh Quality


Accuracy, Convergence and Mesh Quality

“We know embarrassingly little about how the mesh affects the CFD solution,” said Prof. Carl Ollivier-Gooch of the University of British Columbia. That statement is counter to what we all know to be true in practice, that a good mesh helps the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver converge to the correct answer while minimizing the computer resources expended.

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