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Events: Itanium 2 Webinar
Posted Thu June 20, 2002 @10:57AM
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Hardware Join Hewlett-Packard and Intel on July 10 for an exciting 1-hour technical computing webinar presenting hp workstations and servers based on the new Intel® Itanium® 2 processor.

Industry technology experts will host an interactive presentation followed by a 30-minute Q & A session. Utilizing the HP Chipset zx1, the new Itanium 2-based systems deliver break-through performance beyond the limitations of RISC, the broadest O/S coverage and at the lowest price. Content will include product details, performance, availability, roadmaps, and customer successes.

HP and Intel New Technology Webinar
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
9:00 - 10:30 Pacific DT
Moderator: Sarang Ghatpande, workstation analyst, D. H. Brown Associates

Register online:
Enter your email address and the keyword "hp"

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Events: French STAR-CD User Conference
Posted Thu June 20, 2002 @09:20AM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group would like to invite you to our French User Group meeting on 16th September 2002 in Paris.

You will hear presentations from CD adapco Group employees on new code developments and from our commercial users.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Events: 11th European STAR-CD User Conference
Posted Thu June 20, 2002 @09:02AM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group is delighted to invite you to attend the 11th European STAR-CD User Conference.

Objectives of the meeting

  • To enable you to meet with employees of the CD adapco Group and fellow CFD users
  • To allow us to tell you about new features and developments of STAR-CD and its associated expert system tools
  • To provide an opportunity for you to listen to presentations given by our users across all industry sectors
  • To attend an exhibition by our hardware and software partners
  • To enjoy a boat trip on the Thames, on the Monday evening

How to present

If you would like to make a presentation, could you please send your proposed title and an abstract of 150-200 words to Typical papers would cover one of the following topics:

  1. How CFD with STAR-CD has enabled you to conduct fundamental design, which would otherwise be extremely difficult or impossible.
  2. How CFD has helped you to reduce time to market and minimise design costs.
  3. How STAR-CD was utilised to improve the existing design of your products.

For more information or to register, please visit our website.

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Education: Best Universities in CFD Research?
Posted Wed June 19, 2002 @10:41AM
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Help Desk Anonymous writes "Does anyone know the five best universities in CFD research named by NASA in 1980? I would appreciate your answer greatly.

I know one of them is ISU.


[Ed] I'm sure the top 5 has changed in 20 years. Any ideas about the best universities for CFD research today?

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New Software: Open-source flow solver
Posted Wed June 19, 2002 @10:32AM
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Open Source Stephane Popinet writes "I am glad to announce the first "official" release of the Gerris Flow Solver (GFS 0.1.0). Gerris is an open-source, free-software library and code for the resolution of the three-dimensional partial differential equations describing incompressible fluid flow. Gerris can deal with arbitrarily complex solid boundaries in an automatic manner and uses dynamic adaptive mesh refinement to optimise the discretisation according to the flow solution.

The library can easily be extended through an object-oriented approach and is reasonably well documented.

Gerris is available free of charge under the terms of the Free Software Fundation General Public License (GPL)."

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Application: CFD Helps Increase Hot Oil Heater Output
Posted Mon June 17, 2002 @05:16PM
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Application Computer simulation helped increase the output of a hot oil heater by 20%. The challenge was to increase the thermal output of the heater without causing the tubes that carry the oil to rise to such a high temperature that they or the oil would be damaged. Refinery engineers ran experiments that demonstrated that the existing burner layout in the heater would indeed overheat the tubes if run at the higher levels required to implement the desired production increase. Without simulation, the only viable option would have been to build and test a scale model of the heater, which would have been expensive and would not have provided much information as to what was happening inside. Instead, engineers used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to analyze the flow within the heater, providing a clear understanding of the problem and making it relatively easy to find a solution. “CFD helped us zero in on the offending flow pattern which turned out to be an inversion of flue gas in the middle of the radiant chamber, pushing the flame towards the tubes.” said Jack Deng, Chief Technologist for Petro-Chem, New York, New York. “Once we understood the problem, we changed the burner configuration to break up the flue gas recirculation patterns, and straighten the flames.”

Petro-Chem is a privately held international organization providing design, engineering, development, fabrication and erection of direct fired heaters and heater accessories in the hydrocarbon processing, chemical processing and energy industries.

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