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 2014

Simulation of Unsteady Propeller Blade Loads Using OpenFOAM®

By Prof. Rickard E. Bensow, Department of Shipping and Marine Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden


Simulation of Unsteady Propeller Blade Loads Using OpenFOAM®

Researchers at the University of Chalmers used Pointwise and OpenFOAM® to analyze unsteady propeller blade loads on ships that cause noise and vibration. Initial results are good and are being extended to include cavitation and pre-swirl stators.

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Meshing in the Year 2030

By John Chawner


Meshing in the Year 2030

The recent NASA-sponsored report CFD Vision 2030 Study: A Path to Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences is a must-read for everyone involved in CFD. Pointwise president, John Chawner, gives his take on the study and how it relates to Pointwise.

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Gridgen Grows During Awkward Teenage Years

By Rick Matus, Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Gridgen Grows During Awkward Teenage Years

This year is the 20th anniversary of the founding of Pointwise, Inc. so we are talking about some of the history of the company in The Connector this year. This month we will talk about some of the company's early growing pains.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 Call for Papers


Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 Call for Papers

We are seeking presenters for the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 29-30 October 2014 in Anaheim, California. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, so this year's user group meeting will be extra special, and we hope you will be able to join us.

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