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 2014

Pointwise Boosts Garry Rogers Motorsport to Season Opening Win

By Scott Burch, CFD engineer, and Dean Cowling, Team manager, Garry Rogers Motorsport


Pointwise Boosts Garry Rogers Motorsport to Season Opening Win

Garry Rogers Motorsport is a racing partner with Volvo Car Australia. They used Pointwise and T-Rex meshing to help in the aerodynamic design of their new car for the 2014 season with excellent results in their simulations and on the track.

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30 Years of Meshing with Gridgen and Pointwise

By John Steinbrenner, Ph.D., Vice President, Research and Development


30 Years of Meshing with Gridgen and Pointwise

In part three of the company history series celebrating our 20th anniversary, John Steinbrenner provides some insight into the early days of Gridgen development and the thinking behind some of the design choices of both Gridgen and Pointwise.

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Unsteady Engine Analysis with Moving Mesh in OpenFOAM®

By Prof. Federico Piscaglia, Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Unsteady Engine Analysis with Moving Mesh in OpenFOAM®

Researchers at Politecnico di Milano have used Pointwise and OpenFOAM® along with moving, non-conformal mesh interfaces to analyze internal combustion engine performance. Their results on two benchmark cases compare well with experimental data.

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New Capabilities Coming to Pointwise


New Capabilities Coming to Pointwise

We are working on three new Pointwise releases. Pointwise V17.2 R2 will include T-Rex hexahedral layer improvements, V17.3 will have overset grid capabilities, and V18 will have the ability to create types of meshes the current Pointwise cannot make.

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Now Accepting Entries for the 2014 Meshy Award


Now Accepting Entries for the 2014 Meshy Award

We are now accepting entries for the 2014 Meshy Award. The winning mesh will be featured on our Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 T-shirts, and the winner will receive a trophy and the opportunity to present their mesh to meeting attendees.

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