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FIELDVIEW 8 Released
Posted Mon December 31, 2001 @11:38AM
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Post Processing Intelligent Light has released the latest version of their flagship post-processing software. FIELDVIEW 8 includes a number of enhancements including:
  • FVX programming language
  • Surface streamlines
  • Enhanced integration on arbitrary cutting planes
  • Auto-refresh in demoted mode
  • Improvements to parallel and client/server versions
  • Simplified vector creation in the CFD calculator
The FVX programming language is a major new capability which will expand the usefulness of FIELDVIEW in many ways. FVX will let you read datasets, create and manipulate surfaces, and perform complex quantitative post-processing tasks using a real programming language.

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8th International Grid Generation Conference
Posted Thu December 27, 2001 @03:30PM
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Announcements ISGG has announced the 8th International Conference on Numerical Grid Generation in Computational Field Simulations will be held June 2-6, 2002. The conference will be held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort Honolulu, Hawaii, USA so pack your beach attire.

This international INTERDISCIPLINARY conference provides a joint forum where mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from academia, industry, and federal laboratories can communicate (exchange/assimilate) research ideas, new algorithmic and software developments, and applications involving grid generation strategies pertinent to a wide range of practical problems arising in computational field simulation.
A Call for Papers Brochure is available for download.

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This Week's CFD Haiku
Posted Wed December 26, 2001 @10:26AM
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CFD Haiku This week's CFD haiku comes from Trac:
Watch residuals!
How does my solution go?
Is it converging?
Send in your CFD haiku for publication here each week. There is no reward other than perhaps personal enlightenment. So, silence the mind, yield to spontaneity and send in your CFD haiku today.

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HELP: Helicopter Rotor Modeling
Posted Wed December 26, 2001 @10:23AM
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Help Desk I'm New User in CFD Review . Are Anybody to Help Me,That How I Can Apply The Far-Field Condition Or Boundary Condition In 3-D Modelling of Helicopter Rotor Blade Aerodynamic With One CFD Code . Thanks

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Happy Holidays
Posted Sun December 23, 2001 @10:30PM
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CFD Review Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. Thank you for your support in 2001. With your continued support, 2002 will be a fantastic year.

Here's wishing you the best in 2002.

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AIAA Year in Review - CFD Activities
Posted Fri December 21, 2001 @06:18PM
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News Aerospace America has issued its annual Year in Review issue which covers, among other things, the accomplishments of the various AIAA Technical Committees.

Highlights of the Technical Committees in the CFD field include:

Applied Aerodynamics
  • CFD was used in the design of a micro air vehicle optimized using a genetic algorithm. The work was sponsored by DARPA.
  • NASA Glenn, Lockheed Martin, and the US Airforce Research Lab used CFD to optimize ultracompact inlet diffuser ducts.
  • NASA Langley computed N-S solutions on multi-block grids for an advanced diamond wing concept. The results showed excellent agreement with data from the National Transonic Facility wind tunnel.
  • NASA Ames computed high resolution solutions of a UH-60A helicopter in hover using meshes with 10.6 and 64 million grid points. In addition to providing a wealth of detailed flow field information, the results show that rotorcraft CFD simulations can provide accurate quantitative performance results as well.
  • NASA's PAB3D solver was used to compute aeroacoustic solutions for round and chevron nozzles.
  • ARL used FLUENT 5 to compute viscous solutions on lattice finned missiles. The article states: "Mesh generation is the challenge for this class of problems, because it is difficult to resolve the boundary layer flow around the missile body and the individual fin surfaces while keeping the model size manageable."
  • A drag prediction workshop was held during the summer.

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