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.

September / October 2012

Drag Effects of Heating and Cooling Cylinders in Crossflow

By Jed E. Marquart, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University; Derick S. Endicott, Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Student, Ohio Northern University; Carolyn Dear Woeber, Manager of Support and Consulting, Pointwise, Inc.


Drag Effects of Heating and Cooling Cylinders in Crossflow

The reduction of the drag force on all types and shapes of objects has historically been, and remains, a major focus of aerodynamicists and fluid mechanics researchers everywhere. Aircraft, automobiles, rockets, boats, and a multitude of other devices and components suffer from the ill effects of viscous and form drag.


Analytic vs. Discrete Geometry


Analytic vs. Discrete Geometry

Talking to engineers evaluating our software has made it apparent that many people think that all mesh generators use an underlying geometry that is discrete in nature, when in fact Pointwise can import, manipulate and mesh the two basic geometry types: analytic and discrete.


Interface With the World Using Pointwise CAE Plugins


Interface With the World Using Pointwise CAE Plugins

Pointwise makes beautiful grids, but no one makes grids just for art's sake. Pointwise only fills an intermediate step in the analysis process. In order to be useful, grids must be exported to some other analysis software, requiring the grid and boundary condition zone information to be arranged and formatted into the form that other software can read.


Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013 Call for Papers


Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013 Call for Papers

Pointwise wants you to show off your Pointwise and Gridgen meshing experiences with the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) community. We are seeking presenters who want to share the secrets of their successes at the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 19-20 March 2013 in Fort Worth, TX.


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