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.

July / August 2013

Multi-Module Centrifugal Pump Grid Using Pointwise's Unstructured Mesh Features

By Zisen Liu, Research Scientist, Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.


Multi-Module Centrifugal Pump Grid Using Pointwise's Unstructured Mesh Features

Combustion Research and Flow Technology (CRAFT Tech) has been using CRUNCH CFD® and Pointwise to design and evaluate pump systems for our customers. Pointwise has proven to be a robust and powerful tool for generating high-quality unstructured meshes.


Playing by the Rules – Proactive Mesh Quality Assessment


Playing by the Rules – Proactive Mesh Quality Assessment

The Golden Rule of mesh generation is to produce a mesh that provides a foundation for an accurate and converged computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution. On the other hand, one might say the Golden Paradox of mesh generation is that everyone believes that meshing experts know how to enforce the Golden Rule omnipresently, while in truth only you, the CFD practitioner, can tell whether a mesh is good.


Emirates Team New Zealand Uses Pointwise for AC72 Hydrodynamics Design

by Scott Graham, Designer/Hull & Appendages CFD, and Harold Youngren, Designer, Wing Aerodynamics/Appendage Hydrodynamics CFD


Emirates Team New Zealand Uses Pointwise for AC72 Hydrodynamics Design

The 34th America's Cup will be contested this fall in San Francisco Bay in high-speed, high-tech, hydrofoiling catamarans hitting speeds upwards of 40 kts (more than 46 miles per hour). These new AC72 class catamarans are 72 feet long (22 m), 46 feet wide (14 m) with a wing mast towering 131 feet (40 m) above the water.


Wikki Brasil Offers OpenFOAM® Tools to Growing CFD Market


Wikki Brasil Offers OpenFOAM® Tools to Growing CFD Market

Wikki Brasil began its partnership with Pointwise during a season of opportunity in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) industry in Brazil. Pointwise's first South American distributor, Wikki Brasil has positioned itself to take advantage of the unprecedented growth of government-funded technological projects and new research centers opened by global companies.


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