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Events: CFX Seminars in Spain, Belgium & The Netherlands
Posted Wed May 14, 2003 @02:59PM
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News CFX is organising a series of free seminars in Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. CFX users will describe applications and case studies during the seminars.

Examples from industries such as automotive, process, oil & gas, HVAC, fire & safety will be presented. Attendees will have the opportunity to try out the software and discuss particular applications.

Seminar locations are: Madrid (3 June), Bilbao (4 June), Barcelona (5 June), Amsterdam (22nd September), Rotterdam (23rd September), Antwerp (24th September), Brussels (25th September), Utrecht (26th September.)

Further information and a registration form can be obtained from the seminar website.

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New Software: CFD Plug-Ins for Pro/ENGINEER
Posted Tue May 13, 2003 @03:03PM
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News The CD adapco Group has announced the release of its new products, STAR-Pro/E and Comet-Pro/E, which provide a choice of CFD solvers as plug-ins for Pro/ENGINEER systems for the very first time.

STAR-Pro/E & Comet-Pro/E are highly capable plug-ins, developed to meet the demands of product engineers for a single CAD and CFD solution that can speed product development, cut costs and improve product design. With tight integration of CFD with CAD, parametric design studies are made easier through enhanced automation and bi-directional communication between CAD and CFD models.

The advantage of both choices is that they enable model setup, calculation and result evaluation to be completely integrated within the Pro/ENGINEER environment. Engineers who are familiar with CAD will therefore find adding CFD to existing models easy and intuitive, since boundary conditions and fluid properties are simply entered within the familiar Pro/ENGINEER GUI environment.

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CFD Market Analysis Report Available
Posted Sun May 11, 2003 @10:06PM
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News Eldanel-Business Solutions & Services, an international marketing, management and economics firm, has completed a unique research project into the field of CFD products commissioned by one of their clients.

Different aspects of CFD are considered in their research and the one of a kind report covers all CFD fields and tries to represent a world wide picture of the CFD market. Eldanel has subsequently made the report available and an introduction [pdf file] to the report is available for free.

Eldanel has found that many different professional groups are interested in the research, so they are planning to continue to conduct analytical research of the CFD market.

For more information, please contact

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Events: HP Hosts CAE Symposium
Posted Thu May 08, 2003 @10:00AM
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News HP is hosting the 14th annual technology trends in automotive engineering symposium on Tuesday May 13, 2003 in Plymouth, MI.

The one day symposium brings 25 technical experts from the top CAE application development teams, keynote speakers from HP and Visteon Climate Systems, and over 300 engineers and managers to discuss current trends in engineering simulation. There is no cost for this event, but seating is limited -- so register online today!

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Application: CFD Modeling Advances Plant Safety Research
Posted Wed May 07, 2003 @04:10PM
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Application By Eckhard Krepper, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Germany

The Institute of Safety Research at the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (FZR) focuses on safety assessments in nuclear plant and the chemical process industry. In this field, most of the passive safety components rely on natural convection to remove heat, and often involve large heat fluxes and boiling flows. We chose CFX-4 to help us in studying these flows because of its open interface that allows us easily to add our own models when required.

Before deciding on CFX-4, we undertook a number of validation projects. An example was the simulation of a scaled emergency condenser (NOKO) constructed in the laboratory of Forschungszentrum Jülich. We modelled the heat transfer from heated tubes in the primary circuit to the pool in the secondary circuit, accounting for the transient and laminar flow in the pool. CFX-4's calculation of the temperature stratification and the development of the plume were in good agreement with the experimental results.

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Classic CFD Algorithms Compared
Posted Wed May 07, 2003 @08:35AM
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Discretization maq writes "Finally I have finished my paper about three different methods for solution of incompressible NS equations:

Solution to two-dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations with SIMPLE, SIMPLER and Vorticity-Stream Function Approaches. Driven-Lid Cavity Problem: Solution and Visualization. [compressed zip file]

I hope it will help somebody to understand SIMPLE, SIMPLER and Vorticity-Stream Function methods.

Please email me or reply there if you have any comments or suggestions. Anyway I am starting with developming software based on that method (user friendly, for windows, for educational purposes) so if you have any comments, suggestions - email me. "

Note: The link is to a compressed file in ZIP format. The actual file is in PostScript format.

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