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The Connector, the newsletter for CFD Mesh Generation from Pointwise

January / February 2015

Turbine Film Cooling

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. (more)

Meshing Panelists

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. (more)

Steve Karman

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. (more)


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. (more)