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New Software: Virtual Vantage V3.1 Released
Posted Fri November 01, 2002 @06:58PM
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Post Processing Fuel-Tech N.V. has announced the launch of Virtual Vantage(TM) 3.1, which offers users significant improvements over previous versions and offers Fuel Tech additional opportunities for market penetration of the product.

Release 3.1 of the Virtual Vantage visualization software expands the supported dataset formats to include Tecplot 3D datasets. This is important as any simulation software that can export data into Tecplot's FEBLOCK=BRICK format can now use Virtual Vantage software for post-processing. In addition, the Virtual Vantage 3.1 product adds isosurface viewing in wire frames to its array of streamline, plane, and surface-based visualization objects. Finally, all Virtual Vantage releases now support stereo on Linux systems with stereo-enabled Quadro 4 graphics cards from NVIDIA.

A number of conveniences for the user have been added as well. These include:

  • contour color maps which are automatically optimized at the click of a button
  • streamlines that are counted as they pass through selection planes
  • an expanded and user-configurable list of shortcut keys on alternative input devices (i.e., Spaceball and SpaceMouse)
  • user alerts to guide productivity
  • improvements to the already highly intuitive user interface

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Research: World-wide Survey on the State of Finite Element Analysis
Posted Thu October 31, 2002 @09:39AM
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News NAFEMS would like to invite you to participate in a world-wide survey on the use of finite element (and related) technology. The survey is being carried out by FENET, which is a network of various organisations with the common objective of improving both the quality of industrial applications of finite element technology and the level of confidence that can be placed in the computed results.

The network is engaged in a range of activities aimed at facilitating the effective exchange of experience and knowledge amongst the different industrial sectors. This questionnaire is an attempt to obtain an overview of the current finite element scene throughout the world. In addition to seeking the views of industrial users, the views of software vendors and academia are also being sought.

The results of the questionnaire will be made available to all respondents. In addition to documenting current state of practice, by industry sector, it is anticipated that the results will provide the basis for other useful business benefits, including …

  • Input to technical strategies and roadmaps
  • A focus for identifying potential areas of competitive advantage
  • Identification of areas for possible code development
  • Identification of differences in awareness and use of technology across sectors

As a small token of appreciation in helping us gather this information, on completion of the questionnaire, we will provide you with a free download of the NAFEMS document “How to Integrate CAD and FE”.

To complete the on-line questionnaire, please click on the following link http://www.fe-net.org/survey.

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New Software: Fluent Releases IcePro 3.1
Posted Wed October 30, 2002 @10:46PM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc. has announced the release of IcePro 3.1, its Pro/Engineer-to-Icepak interface. The interface builds on the successful integration of CAD software and Icepak thermal modeling software. With the release of IcePro 3.1, Pro/Engineer geometry and materials are seamlessly available to Icepak.

"This release is a major advance in the CAD integration paradigm introduced in the previous versions of the interface. Using a few configuration parameters, the user can export much of the model automatically. Icepak can also be started directly from within Pro/Engineer to access the newly exported model," says Icepak Product Manager, Dr. Rajesh Nair.

In addition to the capabilities available previously, the new interface also allows the user to automatically decompose complex geometries into prismatic shapes. All of the manual features are still available.

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Business: Possible Aquisition of Flomerics
Posted Mon October 28, 2002 @05:40PM
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News The Board of Directors of Flomerics Group PLC has announced that the company has been approached for aquisition, however, no formal offer has come yet and the interested party is unnamed.

Flomerics' flagship product FLOTHERM is a leading thermal analysis package for the electronics industry. FLOTHERM competes directly with IcePak from Fluent Inc.

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New Software: Amtec Announces Tecplot V9.2
Posted Fri October 25, 2002 @01:24PM
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Post Processing Amtec has announced the release of the latest version of Tecplot, their flagship plotting and visualization software.

Tecplot version 9.2 features significant performance and speed improvements creating a faster, more stable, more intelligent application. New options load data faster, especially with large data sets or multi-zone data. Importing non-standard ASCII data with the new General Text Loader is quick and intuitive.

Other capabilities include support of Mac OS X, as well as several new Add-ons and utilities to solve specific problems.

For more information, view the list of new features in Tecplot 9.2.

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Application: CFD Powers Fuel Cell Development
Posted Fri October 25, 2002 @01:20PM
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Application Since the introduction of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to automotive engineering in the late seventies, this sophisticated technology has developed to become mainstream in almost all areas of vehicle design from aerodynamics to fuel injection. The complex CFD codes developed for these applications are now being applied in the development of fuel cell technology.

In the few years since CFD techniques were first used in fuel cell research, the advances in fuel cell technology have been marked. Nearly all the major automotive manufacturers are developing variants and preparing them for entry into the commercial market. Fuel cell technology is generally regarded as the most promising candidate to replace the internal combustion engine because of its potential for fuel efficiency and cleanliness; hydrogen and oxygen power the cells and they release only water.

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