Share Your CFD Applications and Research
Get Published in The Connector
Pointwise is always on the lookout for interesting articles to share
with readers of The Connector. A challenging project,
an interesting or
novel application for which Pointwise was used for meshing, a script or
new CAE plugin – these are examples of the kinds of articles
qualify. There's no need to write something from scratch. If you
recently presented your work at a conference, we can collaborate on
editing that paper or presentation into a form suitable for
Suggest Ideas for Articles
Is there something you would like us to write about? Perhaps, there's a
feature in the software you would like to learn how to use better? Or
maybe you would like an overview of Pointwise's capabilities in a
certain area? Send us an email to let us know.
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Here are a few examples of articles contributed by customers:
Charles Crosby of Resource Ballast Technologies,
Cape CFD in Cape Town,
South Africa, wrote about using OpenFOAM® and Pointwise's T-Rex meshing
capability for the complex geometry needed in the fight against
ballast-water borne organisms. These organisms can threaten maritime
ecosystems around the world.
Pointwise is playing an important role in flight experiment and
ground-based research supporting SCRAMSPACE
Access-to-Space Systems). Russell R. Boyce adapted a paper he wrote with
Sandy C. Tirtey, Melrose Brown and Hideaki Ogawa, Centre for
Hypersonics, The University of Queensland (Australia), for publication
in The Connector.
Thibaud Muller and Dr. Kenji Takeda at the School of Engineering
University of Southampton,
UK, researched the aerodynamic
differences between semi-covered and isolated wheels on sports cars.
Their paper was the starting point for an article about the effects of
the interaction between the wheel cover-induced trailing vortices and
the flow around the wheel cavity.
The plant siting and forecasting group at Global Flow Solutions,
Vestas Technology R&D
uses Pointwise to optimize wind power production. Dr.
Gregory S. Oxley, a wind and site computational fluid dynamics engineer,
wrote about how they check geographic site influence and try to minimize
bad wind risks using Glyph scripts in Pointwise to automate their
For more examples of the type of articles we publish in
The Connector, see