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January / February 2014

How The Journey Began 20 Years Ago

By John Chawner, President


How The Journey Began 20 Years Ago

November 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Pointwise, Inc. With only one-third of all new businesses surviving to their 10th anniversary [1] and only 4 percent of the 23 million businesses in the United States achieving at least $1 million in income [2], our 20th anniversary is a milestone we are proud of.

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Five Steps to Automate Meshing via Scripting


Five Steps to Automate Meshing via Scripting

The holy grail of the preprocessing world is to be able to produce in the blink of an eye a mesh that meets every grid quality criteria imaginable around any arbitrary geometry. In reality, discretizing the volume around an object can present a number of challenges, particularly when you place constraints on the shape and orientation of the elements.

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Computational Optimization of Rocket Engine Nozzles

By Konstantinos Kontogiannis, Supervised by Dr. Graham T. Roberts, Individual Project – MSc Aerodynamics & Computations, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton


Computational Optimization of Rocket Engine Nozzles

The primary aim of this project was to investigate the capability of using modern commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) packages (Pointwise and ANSYS Fluent®) as tools for analysis and design of rocket engine nozzles.

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CFD Beratung - Pointwise Silver Distributor Since 2011


CFD Beratung - Pointwise Silver Distributor Since 2011

CFD Beratung became Pointwise's second Silver Distributor in 2011, a level maintained by owner Dipl.-Ing. Uli Fuchs since that time. CFD Beratung became Pointwise's distributor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2003.

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Video Tutorial Shows O-H Topology Step-by-Step


Video Tutorial Shows O-H Topology Step-by-Step

This 11-minute video reveals the answer to one of our most frequently asked questions: how to create a circular structured grid. It introduces how to use an H grid and an O-H grid (or “Butterfly”) topology to produce circular structured grids.

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