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.

January / February 2015

Turbine Blade Film Cooling Optimization with CFD


Turbine Blade Film Cooling Optimization with CFD

Pointwise and CFD Code Leo were used in a conjugate heat transfer analysis to optimize film cooling for the Air Force Research Lab High-Impact Technologies Research Turbine. The result is a more uniform temperature distribution over the turbine blades.

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Meshing's Path Forward


Meshing's Path Forward

Pointwise president John Chawner recently participated in a panel discussion on the future of mesh generation at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2015. Here is his summary of the topics covered and a glimpse of the meshing challenges we face.

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Karman's Mesh Generation History Comes Full Circle with Pointwise


Karman's Mesh Generation History Comes Full Circle with Pointwise

Dr. Steve L. Karman Jr., formerly of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) SimCenter, joined the Pointwise Applied Research Team in December. Pointwise interviewed Dr. Karman to introduce him to those who may not know him well.

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Students Use Pointwise with Overset Grids for Aerodynamic Analysis


Students Use Pointwise with Overset Grids for Aerodynamic Analysis

As part of their capstone senior project, engineering students at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology used Pointwise to assist in the detailed aerodynamic design of a highly-maneuverable, supersonic missile they designed.

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