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Posted Mon March 11, 2002 @07:50PM
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News Tom Jensen writes "SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, March 8, 2002. Flow Science, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement with Complex Flow Design AS (CFD) for CFD to represent Flow Science’s FLOW-3D® computational fluid dynamics software in Scandinavia for both sales and engineering consulting purposes to the civil hydraulics, environmental engineering, process engineering, maritime, oil & gas and MEMS industries. Flow Science’s Associate in Finland, VTT Industrial Systems, will continue to represent FLOW-3D® in Scandinavia for the casting, coating and aerospace industries.

Flow Science, Inc. is a privately held software company specializing in high fidelity fluid dynamics modeling software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. In addition to its new presence in the UK, Flow Science also has Associates for FLOW-3D® in Japan, Germany, Korea, Finland, Russia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia. Flow Science is located in Santa Fe, NM.

Complex Flow Design AS is a privately held Norwegian company specializing in applied computational fluid dynamics consulting solutions. Complex Flow Design AS is based in Trondheim, Norway.

For information, contact Ms. Rena Coby-Madrid at (505) 982-0088 or or Mr. Ernst Hansen at 47 7383 1741 or"

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Eye-Popping 3D Displays: From Cheap to Steep
Posted Fri March 08, 2002 @07:23PM
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Hardware Cadence has posted a review of stereoscopic displays. Stereoscopic displays provide the illusion of 3D space from two slightly different 2D renderings of a 3D object.

It used to be that the user needed to wear special glasses which filtered the 2D images for the left and right eye. However, new technology allows the images to be viewed correctly without glasses on special LCD monitors.

Many 3D visualization packages support stereoscopic display and the effect can be quite dramatic.

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Misc Hardware News
Posted Thu March 07, 2002 @07:45PM
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Hardware Some miscellaneous hardware news to fill your tummy:

Dell now offers the new 3Dlabs Wildcat III graphics (previous story) in its 530 Workstation.

NVIDIA has announced their Quadro 4 line of professional graphics cards based on their GeForce 4 GPU (previous story). Aimed at the professional market (as opposed to the video game market) the Quadro line adds anti-aliasing, hardware overlays, hardware XOR, and hardware clip/window ids.

Compaq has announced that it will offer NVIDIA Quadro 4 graphics on their workstations in March.

StereoGraphics will demo the latest in their stereographic displays during a tour of Boston, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham and Chicago starting April 30th to May 10th, 2002.

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Events: BRN Offers CFdesign Seminar
Posted Tue March 05, 2002 @07:24PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics is offering a free seminar for product development engineers. The seminar will allow you to:
  • Learn how you can optimize every new product design for fluid flow and heat transfer performance
  • See how easy it is to use native MCAD models and assemblies for simulation
  • Discover how to reduce time and expense of physical prototyping and field testing
  • Find out why engineering teams at Caterpillar, Honda, Honeywell, Northrop-Grumman and Siemens are using CFdesign to help bring better products to market faster

The 2 ½ hour seminar is geared towards Product Development Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chief Engineers and Engineering Managers and will include tips & tricks to improve your next product design while getting an up-close look at how a new generation of engineers is using CFdesign as an extension of their 3D MCAD system to optimize fluid flow and heat transfer performance.A

Seminar Agenda
Seminar Locations and Dates
Seminar Registration or call 1-434-977-2764 ext.117

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A New CFD Haiku
Posted Tue March 05, 2002 @09:20AM
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CFD Haiku drwho gives us this haiku on turbulence modeling:
Turbulence models
zero, two or maybe seven
for right skin friction
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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Are Structured Methods Still The Workhorse?
Posted Thu February 28, 2002 @07:21PM
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Structured Unstructured solvers have been around for some time now (even commercially), but how many people are using them for large-scale production CFD work?

Structured grid generation is admittedly cumbersome and time consuming, however, the time spent optimizing the mesh is well rewarded.

The best structured solvers are faster, more accurate, more robust, and use less memory than the best unstructured codes. Also, because structured codes have been around for so long, they tend to have the most physical models.

Furthermore, post-processing tasks are far easier on structured grids. Topological planes within the grid are ideal locations for generating qualitative plots and calculating quantitative values such as mass flow.

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