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Maze Solving with CFD
Posted Mon September 19, 2016 @05:22PM
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Application You already know that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is great at solving fluid dynamics problems, but did you also know it is able to literally solve mazes too?

Symscape has fun demonstration of the use of CFD to solve mazes.

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CFD Aids Solar Car Project
Posted Sun September 18, 2016 @07:50AM
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Application Chasing the sun 3000km across the Australian Outback is a grueling test. And doing it in a solar-powered vehicle is an even bigger challenge. But every two years teams from around the world converge on Darwin, Australia, to make the journey to Adelaide in the solar-powered cars they have engineered specifically for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

The Stanford Solar Car Project, a student-run, nonprofit organization within Stanford University, has been designing and building solar cars since 1989, and arrives in Darwin every two years with a stunning new vehicle.

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CFD Used in Human-Powered Land Speed Challenge
Posted Tue August 09, 2016 @05:36PM
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Application The World Human Powered Speed Challenge is held every September in Nevada, USA. This championship is aimed to break the human-powered land speed record by bicycle. A Japanese project team has been established to take a part in the challenge using Japanese technology.

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Cradle's HeatDesigner Used in Development of J-Fin Heat Sink
Posted Wed July 06, 2016 @09:08AM
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Application Mizutani Electric Ind. Co.,Ltd. has utilized Software Cradle's HeatDesigner software in the development of a lightweight, high performance heat sink.

Mizutani Electric, a top specialty provider of heat sinks and radiators for electronic devices since 1967, is involved in all aspects of the electronics cooling business. This includes design, thermal analysis, manufacturing, and sales.

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scSTREAM Used in Development of Innovative Architectural Technology
Posted Fri June 17, 2016 @09:22AM
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Application Japanese architectural firm, Nikken Sekkei Ltd. developed the award-winning BioSkin to meet the challenges of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-saving architectural technologies.

Crafted with the idea of "improving the environment with large-scale architecture," and inspired by traditional Japanese air-cooling techniques, Nikken Sekkei set out to build the world's first "blind-like" exterior system that reduces heat in the building's vicinity on the entire east wall of the 25-story Sony City Osaki office building.

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Life Saving Potential with CFD Simulation
Posted Tue May 10, 2016 @01:59AM
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Application Altair's Innovative Intelligence blog features an article on CFD use in the medical field: Cerebral Aneurysm Prediction: Life Saving Potential with CFD Simulation.

This article examines the potential benefits of using CFD in analyzing cerebral aneurysms. Applying CFD simulations towards analyzing aneurysms aids researchers by allowing them to look inside an artery to view the shear stress and pressure distributions on the aneurysm.

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