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Selective Laser Melting and Fluid Particles
Posted Wed December 07, 2016 @07:58PM
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Application Selective laser melting (SLM) is a 3D-printing process to create three-dimensional metal parts by fusing fine metal powders together. SLM finds wide applications in aerospace and medical orthopedics industry.

A new Flow Science blog post describes setting up an SLM model using FLOW-3D fluid particle capabilities, one of the new particle classes in the particle model.

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'Corkscrew' Shape of Blood Flow in Heart's Upper Chamber May Signal Lower Stroke Risk
Posted Tue November 29, 2016 @02:34PM
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Application Using specialized CT scans of a healthy heart and one with heart disease, a team of Johns Hopkins cardiologists and biomedical engineers say they’ve created computer models of the “shape” of blood flow through the heart’s upper left chamber that someday may help predict stroke risk.

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3D Inverse Design Helps Military OEM Develop Unique Cooling Fans
Posted Mon November 07, 2016 @08:19AM
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Application A U.S.-based defence contractor, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of life support systems (LSS) for military applications, had a requirement for a custom fan to be integrated into its product line. With TURBOdesign1, the company was able to bring the fan design process in-house and reduce design time as well as production cost.

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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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