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Application: CFD Makes for Longer Drives
Posted Wed July 17, 2002 @05:55PM
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Application The engineers at Spalding know there is more to the game of golf than skill and concentration. For instance, there is a lot of science behind the design of the golf balls. Designing them to fly higher and go farther is a tricky task. Scientists at Spalding Sports Worldwide are now using CFdesign fluid flow simulation software from Blue Ridge Numerics to better determine which new designs will go the distance.

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Events: Live web based STAR-Works demo
Posted Tue July 16, 2002 @04:08PM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group invites you to see a live web based demo of STAR-Works...

STARWorks, which uses the STAR-CD solver, is an easy-to-use tool designed for engineers/designers who require a quick and cost effective way to perform simple fluid flow and heat transfer simulations within an environment they are familar with - CAD!

...and down the road, when you need a more powerful CFD tool, learn how STAR-Works gives you an easy migration to the full advanced features of STAR-CD.

Upcoming show dates: 30 minute duration.

August 13th & 27th: 10.00 am (US Eastern time)
September 10th & 24th: 10.00 am (US Eastern time)

Click here to register

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Business: Flow Science Announces Selling Associate
Posted Tue July 16, 2002 @02:00PM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement with Die Cast Solutions, LLC for Die Cast Solutions to represent Flow Science’s FLOW-3D® computational fluid dynamics software to the metal casting industry in the upper Midwestern United States for both sales and engineering consulting purposes.

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 this new regional United States marketing effort, Flow Science has a worldwide network of Associates for FLOW-3D®, including Japan, Germany, Korea, Finland, Norway, Russia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Italy and Southeast Asia. Flow Science’s main office for developing, marketing and supporting FLOW-3D® is located in Santa Fe, NM.

Die Cast Solutions is a privately held company that offers a variety of equipment and services to the die casting industry. FLOW-3D® will be its primary software offering. Die Cast Solutions is based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Die Cast Solutions is in partnership with one of Flow Science’s Consulting Associates, Bill Walkington of Walkington Engineering, Madison, WI, to offer both sales and consulting services to the die casting industry.

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Events: SIGGRAPH 2002 Still On
Posted Mon July 15, 2002 @05:00PM
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Announcements SIGGRAPH 2002 is still on, despite record rainfall in the San Antonio, Texas area. The reported flooding has been outside the city itself leaving the Riverwalk Convention Center area unaffected.

The SIGGRAPH 2002 Exhibition, 23 - 25 July, is the world's annual international marketplace for all the technology that will power computer graphics and interactive techniques in the 21st century. Over 300 exhibitors from five continents are expected to offer their hardware, software, and services in three high-energy days at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Startup Park presents the companies that will lead the next wave of evolution in this dynamic industry.

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Business: MCAE Industry Consolidation Under Fire?
Posted Fri July 12, 2002 @06:19PM
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News In 1999, MSC.Software purchased Universal Analytics Inc. and Computerized Structural Analysis & Research Corp., two competitive sources of NASTRAN software who held only modest market share.

In October 2001, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenged the acqusitions on the grounds that they substantially lessened competition and tended to create a monopoly in the relevant markets. The allegations gained end-user support when MSC.Software increased the license fee of its NASTRAN software following the acquisition.

Recently, MSC.Software and the FTC came to an agreement, heading off an administrative hearing scheduled to begin Tuesday in a Washington D.C. federal court.

MCAD Cafe has posted an informative article on the whole event which contains further background.

After following these events, the question becomes, when the CFD software industry inevitably follows the same path of consolidation, will the FTC take issue?

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Grid Generation: Researcher Awarded for New Mesh Refinement Strategy
Posted Thu July 11, 2002 @04:48PM
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News NASA's NAS Division researcher Michael Aftosmis and colleague Marsha Berger, professor and deputy director of Courant Institute, New York University, have received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) best paper award for 2002.

Their paper, “Multilevel Error Estimation and Adaptive h-Refinement for Cartesian Meshes with Embedded Boundaries” describes the team’s development of new techniques for error estimation and adaptive refinement for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions.

Several features put this new h-refinement strategy a cut above previous adaptive meshing techniques: “It is general enough that it can be applied to any type of unstructured or hierarchical mesh, and, since it is parameter-free, it can be fully automated,” explains Aftosmis. The new meshing strategy was also designated to remove the dependence on user skill, making it quick and easy to generate meshes.

Aftosmis and Berger plan to integrate these error estimation and refinement techniques into their grid generation and solution software package, Cart3D this fall.

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