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 2011

T-Rex Hybrid Meshing in Pointwise


T-Rex Hybrid Meshing in Pointwise

3D anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (otherwise known as T-Rex) will be released soon, but the 2D surface mesh formulation of T-Rex already is available for you to use in Pointwise V16.04. You might think of T-Rex surface meshes as just symmetry boundaries for a T-Rex volume mesh, but they also can be used for 2D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and other purposes.


CFD Study of Semi-Covered Wheels

By Thibaud Muller and Dr. Kenji Takeda, School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK


CFD Study of Semi-Covered Wheels

This computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study investigated the aerodynamic differences between semi-covered and isolated wheels. It was carried out as part of the MSc in Race Car Aerodynamics in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton, a unique course that teaches the fundamentals of experimental and computational aerodynamics for race car design.


Modeling Shipping Container Velocity during Tsunami Conditions

by Alexis Mills, Humboldt State University, Bryan Peele, North Carolina State University, Krystian Paczkowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Modeling Shipping Container Velocity during Tsunami Conditions

The risk that tsunamis pose to coastal structures is not just from the wave impact, but also from the impact of debris that is carried by the fluid flow. Shipping containers are ubiquitous in coastal locations and represent a realistic debris object. For want of a better approximation, it is often assumed that the debris speed is equal to the fluid speed.


Come Up to Speed at the Pointwise User Group Meeting


Come Up to Speed at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

Customers who attend the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2011 on 8-9 November will be the first to see and learn how to use the new features in Pointwise V17. The first day of the Pointwise User Group Meeting will be dedicated to hands-on training on some of our newest and most exciting features.


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