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Call For Papers: AIAA Aerospace Sciences
Posted Mon January 20, 2003 @04:51PM
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Announcements The Call for Papers for the AIAA's 42nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, to be held 05-08 January 2004 in Reno, Nevada, has been released. You may see it on-line at (see the Conferences and Workshops page).

Abstracts are due by 02 May 2003 and should be submitted electronically via the web site listed above.

Of special interest to you may be the sessions sponsored by the Interactive Computer Graphics Technical Committee:

Papers are solicited on the design, development, and application of interactive computer graphics for aerospace sciences and engineering with emphasis on analysis, visualization, and information management.

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Events: New Series of Free CFX Web Events
Posted Mon January 20, 2003 @02:07PM
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News CFX-5 Live!
January 23 at 2 pm EST
February 20 at 2 pm EST
March 20 at 2 pm EST

For those unfamiliar with CFX-5, this free live web seminar contains a step by step demonstration of CFX-5 from geometry creation and import, through meshing, to solution and post-processing. Features of CFX-5 to be demonstrated include grid adaption, parallelization set-up and CFX Expression Language. The demonstration is performed by a CFD engineer and there will be time for questions. To register visit the CFX Website.

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Application: CFD Improves Irrigation Components
Posted Mon January 20, 2003 @09:47AM
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Application By Mark Ensworth
Engineering Manager
Rain Bird Golf Division
Azusa, California

Engineers at Rain Bird's Golf Division used computer simulation to reduce the pressure loss in golf course irrigation components by more than 50%. Swing joints are the component that connects the sprinkler to the waterline in an irrigation system. There are several thousand of them in a typical golf course, most having three 90° bends that generate considerable pressure losses. Rain Bird engineers had the idea of reducing energy consumption by improving elbow design. Recognizing that the time and money involved in the build and test approach would be high, they used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to simulate flow through the elbow. They discovered that increasing the cross-sectional area of each elbow and softening its corners substantially reduced pressure losses.

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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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    HP sponsors GRIDWARS Championship
    Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @06:13PM
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    Announcements Hewlett-Packard is sponsoring the GRIDWARS parallel programming challenge with prizes and systems. In GRIDWARS participating developers submit CxC battle programs that will fight against each other for control of parallel processors.

    The GRID WARS Championship takes place in February on an HP IntelŪ ItaniumŪ 2 cluster computing system running Linux. The battle programs are developed under Windows. The HP-sponsored prizes include an iPAQ Pocket PC, photosmart digital camera, and all-in-one printer. The deadline for submissions is February 14th.

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    Events: First Fluent European Automotive CFD Conference
    Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @06:04PM
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    News 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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