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Events: French Turbomachinery Workshop
Posted Tue January 21, 2003 @11:12AM
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News The CD adapco Group would like to invite all french speaking CFD users to our Turbomachinery workshop in Paris on the 14th February 2003.

At the workshop you will hear presentations on STAR-CD, pro-am, es-turbo and other CD adapco Group products that help the turbomachinery engineer to achieve a better understanding of the complex flows and processes involved in this area.

Also GE Thermodyn will describe how they have implemented STAR-CD into their design cycle.

For further information and a full agenda, please visit the workshop website.

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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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