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New Software: New version of PHOENICS Reader
Posted Thu January 16, 2003 @12:10PM
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Post Processing Eugene writes "PHOENICS Reader is post processing software for PHOENICS (CHAM Ltd.) CFD Software (version 1.5 VR, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5). This a new and dynamic developing software for PHOENICS. The main objectives is creation a easy to use and helpful software.

Main features:

  • Parsing PHOENICS PHI file (ver. 1.5VR, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5)
  • Browse PHOENICS 3D data (use OpenGL) in 2D planes
  • Export selected data to formated ASCII file (for MathCAD, MathLab, MS Excel and etc.)
  • Draw data in graph mode (with export possibility)
  • Exactly draw of grid and data for your case
  • Full information about every grid cell
  • There are a lot of cases of PHOENICS data reduction in MathCAD
  • It works under Microsoft Windows 95-98/ME/2k/XP
  • For some details, read the News and see images gallery here
To see more about this software click below:
  • PHOENICS Reader (Last update 16/01/03)"
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    Events: First Fluent European Automotive CFD Conference
    Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @06:04PM
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    ANSYS FLUENT The Fluent offices across Europe are pleased to invite you to present and participate in the first ever dedicated Automotive CFD Conference in Europe. This event is a wonderful opportunity for the whole of Fluent's rapidly expanding European automotive CFD community to meet and present some of the best automotive fluid flow applications in the world.

    The conference will be a showcase for all the leading-edge CFD applications that Fluent's automotive clients are currently working on within analysis and design environments in Europe, including virtual prototyping and optimisation processes. It will also be a chance for many of the leading European automotive CFD engineers to connect with the latest automotive innovations in the Hardware & Software Partner Pavilion, and to hear leading keynote speakers from across Europe outlining the latest technology advances in automotive flow modeling.

    There will also be two substantial prizes for the best paper presented at the Conference and the best automotive CFD animation submitted, plus a printed Proceedings will be available at the event.

    The Conference will be held June 25-26, 2003 in the picturesque German town of Bingen, close to the magnificent River Rhine, where a social highlight will be a midsummer cruise as part of the cost of the conference.

    For more information and an online registration form, go to the conference website.

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    New Software: CFdesign v6.0 Debuts at SolidWorks World
    Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @10:36AM
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    News Blue Ridge Numerics Inc. has announced that it will be introducing CFdesign v6.0 for SolidWorksTM at this year’s SolidWorks World Conference, Januray 19 – 22, near Orlando, FL. CFdesign v6.0 is a leading multi-purpose CFD fluid flow and electronics cooling simulation software developed specifically for mechanical engineers working within SolidWorks and other leading MCAD systems.

    CFdesign v6.0 focuses on rapid product optimization with new capabilities to enable mainstream product development engineers working on tight deadlines. The speed in which CFdesign v6.0 uses highly complex SolidWorks assemblies to analyze and qualitatively compare design variations is what sets CFdesign apart from traditional CFD applications. On average, implementing CFdesign can reduce the time it takes to develop, test, and prove a new product design by 70% while reducing the costs associated with staff time and materials by 65%.

    Changes made to a component or assembly within SolidWorks are automatically reflected in CFdesign v6.0, eliminating the time-consuming task of creating and managing multiple geometry models during a project lifecycle. With CFdesign v6.0 there is always only one model and it is updated and managed within SolidWorks.

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    Events: CFD Simulation and Validation of Industrial Turbulent Flows
    Posted Wed January 08, 2003 @02:32PM
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    News NAFEMS is hosting an Awareness Seminar titled:

    Industrial Turbulent Flows: CFD Simulation and Validation
    Thursday 6th February 2003
    The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London

    Do you trust the results of your CFD analysis?
    How do you justify that trust to your boss or customer?
    These are questions addressed by this NAFEMS CFD seminar.

    Simulation validation may be defined as "the process of determining the degree to which a model is an accurate representation of the real world, from the perspective of the intended uses of the model". But how do you know if your simulation is accurate? Simulations of Turbulent flows in particular can be difficult to validate

    Come to this seminar and learn why validation is necessary, how to validate a CFD simulation and how to incorporate validation practices into day-to-day industrial simulations.

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    Research: CFX makes a Big Bang in Aero-Acoustics
    Posted Wed January 08, 2003 @11:13AM
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    ANSYS CFX by Christiane Montavon, CFX

    The physics of aero-acoustics makes modeling a challenging task; pressure fluctuations produce noise, which propagates over large distances far from its source. To simulate these phenomena, it is necessary both to model the detailed fluctuating flow in the neighborhood of the sound source, and the far-field propagation effects.

    The primary aim of the EU Alessia Project has been to develop software tools for the simulation of fluctuating flows, with particular focus on flow-induced acoustics. The partners in the project are CFX, Technical University of Munich, Shell, Alfa Laval, LMS and Fiat Corporate Research.

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    Events: Call for papers - CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries
    Posted Mon January 06, 2003 @09:44AM
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    Announcements The organising committee are pleased to announce that the
    Third International conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries will be held at :
    Hilton on the Park
    Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    between the 10-12 December 2003.
    Conference Web Site

    The conference will cover the application of CFD in the mineral processing, metal production, power generation, chemicals, food, oil and gas and other industries. CFD is proving an invaluable tool in the design and optimisation of equipment and processes in these industries.

    The conference continues a successful series of meetings aimed at promoting and advancing the application of CFD in the minerals and process industries where technologies often involve challenging aspects such as multiphase flow, combustion, phase change, non-Newtonian flow, etc.

    The program will present papers on a wide variety of applications including coal combustion, hydrocyclones, casting, fluid beds, smelting, furnaces, slurries, steelmaking, crystallisation, stirred tanks, granular flow and many others.

    Authors wishing to submit a paper are required to send a brief 200 word abstract to

    The deadline for abstract submission is 28th February, 2003. Further information on abstract submission can be found under author information from the conference web page.

    A short flyer on the conference can be downloaded from

    To ensure that you receive updates on the conference complete the pre-registration form on the web site

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