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.

November / December 2011

Pointwise Works to Make Aircraft Quieter


Pointwise Works to Make Aircraft Quieter

The goal of NASA's Quiet Aircraft Technology (QAT) program is to reduce perceived aircraft noise by 50 percent in 10 years and by 75 percent in 25 years, using 1997 levels as the baseline. Jet exhaust is a strong contributor to perceived noise during aircraft takeoff.


New Glyph Scripting Training Course and a Chance to Save 50 Percent


New Glyph Scripting Training Course and a Chance to Save 50 Percent

Glyph, Pointwise's scripting language speeds your mesh generation by automating repetitive tasks. There is not time to cover all that scripting has to offer in our standard training classes so Pointwise is offering a special Glyph training class 20-22 March 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas, to cover the techniques for developing efficient scripts.


2011 Pointwise User Group Meeting Features Record Attendance, Pointwise V17 Preview


2011 Pointwise User Group Meeting Features Record Attendance, Pointwise V17 Preview

The nearly 100 attendees were the largest ever for the Pointwise User Group Meeting and included engineers from across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Attendees previewed the upcoming Pointwise Version 17 release and got hands-on experience with a prerelease of the software during a full day of training on the first day of the meeting.


Diverse Uses of Pointwise at Embry-Riddle

William Engblom, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Diverse Uses of Pointwise at Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) participated in the Pointwise Teaching Partnership during the 2010-11 academic year to facilitate education of mechanical and aerospace engineering undergraduate students in the science and art of grid generation for modern computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


Weir American Hydro Comes Up to Speed Quickly


Weir American Hydro Comes Up to Speed Quickly

Weir American Hydro is a leading supplier and installer of hydroturbines and pumps for hydroelectric power generation. They have a particular strength in improving the efficiency of existing power stations.


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