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 2013

Texas A&M Uses Pointwise Meshes for Boundary Layer Stability Analysis


Texas A&M Uses Pointwise Meshes for Boundary Layer Stability Analysis

Researchers at Texas A&M University are studying boundary layer stability to gain insight into how transitions from laminar to turbulent flow occur. Their research has applications from low-speed flows in which the laminar-turbulent transition location affects drag and flow separation characteristics to hypersonic flows in which the difference between low laminar and much higher turbulent heating rates can determine whether a space vehicle will successfully pass through the atmosphere or burn up on reentry.


More Preprocessing Capabilities for Pointwise


More Preprocessing Capabilities for Pointwise

We are anticipating a June release date for Pointwise Version 17.1 R3. Although this is a minor update, it includes several new features in addition to bug fixes. We began the practice of adding new features to minor releases (those that increment the “R” number) after the release of V17.0.


Mesh Manipulation for Moving Surfaces

By James Masters, Aerospace Testing Alliance, Arnold Air Force Base


Mesh Manipulation for Moving Surfaces

Many aerospace-related applications exist that require surfaces to move within a given region. This can include bodies moving relative to each other, as happens during a store separation, or surfaces actually changing shape, which is what happens with ablation and aeroelasticity.


TAEYANG Enjoys Smooth Sailing


TAEYANG Enjoys Smooth Sailing

Youngjin Seo, Ph.D., from TAEYANG IT Co., Ltd. builds his Pointwise business on the water. The marine industry is big in South Korea, home of four of the world's five largest shipbuilders, including number one Hyundai Heavy Industries.


Search Articles

Share This

Join Our Mailing List