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Mentor Graphics Team Receives the Harvey Rosten Award for Thermal Heatsink Optimization Methodology
Posted Fri March 24, 2017 @02:17PM
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News Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Dr. Robin Bornoff, Dr. John Parry and John Wilson, a team from Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division, received the Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in thermal modeling and analysis of electronics.

The team received the award for their paper, Subtractive Design: A Novel Approach to Heatsink Improvement, at the 33rd annual IEEE Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM) in San Jose, California.

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Dr. Gordon Reece, 1940-2017
Posted Tue February 21, 2017 @08:40PM
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News Dr. Gordon Reece, a pioneer in the computational fluid dynamics field, has died at age 76. For him role of the University lecturer was not just about the push to publish and add to the research cannon, rather he was passionate about using his position to improve the lives of others.

Among his accomplishments was early work in developing models for turbulent flow

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Selecting an Appropriate Turbulence Model
Posted Tue November 29, 2016 @12:05PM
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News has published a concise article on the various turbulence models available in commercial CFD software packages. The article lists the various models in use, their theoretical basis, advantages, and disadvantages.

Various empiric or semi-derived turbulence models have been created to help engineers to find the best model to fit their system of study, but this process could take a lot of trial, error and physical testing.

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Numeca in Cooperation with NVIDIA to Meet Growing Customer Demand for GPUs
Posted Sun November 27, 2016 @06:41PM
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News Numeca cooperated with NVIDIA to meet growing customer demand for GPUs. The challenge was to accelerate our FINE/Turbo application on GPUs, without having to rewrite the core code, providing faster time-to-solution for our customers.

NVIDIA's OpenACC is a directives-based parallel programming model designed for simplifying programming of massively parallel processors.

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2016 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference Proceedings Available
Posted Tue October 25, 2016 @01:52PM
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News The conference proceedings from the 2016 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference are now available for download.

In addition to Flow Science's product development talk, customer presentations include a keynote address by David Goettsch of General Motors, an extensive overview of BC Hydro's use of FLOW-3D to design and rehabilitate their dams and an in-depth presentation on pinch-off dynamics, extensional rheometry and printability of simple and complex fluids by Jelena Dinic of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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CPFD Software Announces Technical Advisory Board
Posted Thu September 01, 2016 @06:23PM
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News CPFDSoftware LLC, developers of process engineering software for fluidized reactors, has announced the formation of a Technical Advisory Board.

The initial three members, Ken Peccatiello, Principal Consultant of Peccatiello Engineering, Stephen McGovern, Principal Consultant of PetroTech Consultants, Allen Hansen, VP of ClinChain, form the distinguished core group that will provide their expertise and knowledge to support CPFD in development and application of its Barracuda Virtual Reactor® simulation software and provision of support services for oil refining, petrochemicals and clean energy producers worldwide for design and optimization of fluidized systems.

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