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New Software: Gridgen Version 15 Released
Posted Thu June 05, 2003 @09:59AM
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Grid Generation Pointwise, Inc. began shipping Gridgen Version 15, the latest release of its meshing and pre-processing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), today to customers worldwide.

One major suite of new features is focused on minimizing the user's interaction with large and complex meshes. Specific tools include a CAD-style layer manager, pick masks, and grid groups. "As CFD has matured, so has the sophistication of our customers", said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "They are applying CFD to ever larger and more complex geometries, and the tools in V15 will ensure that geometric complexity doesn't spill over to the meshing process itself."

A second suite of new features includes enhancements to Gridgen's hybrid meshing capabilities, specifically the extrusion of near-wall prism layers. Re-extrusion is a new tool for continuing the extrusion process for a mesh, including complete recall of all attributes and the ability to back-up the extrusion as well as continuing forward.

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New Software: ANSYS ANNOUNCES CFX-5.6
Posted Wed June 04, 2003 @10:39AM
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ANSYS CFX ANSYS Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the release of CFX-5.6 which provides increased accessibility to advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD). CFX is used by companies around the world in a wide range of industries including aerospace, chemical processing, power generation, automotive, oil and gas, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and many others to improve processes, solve performance issues and vastly reduce product time to market.

CFX-5 is the technology leader with its coupled multigrid solver that solves the full system of hydrodynamic equations simultaneously. This methodology, in addition to robustly providing highly accurate results, also is the basis for industry-leading parallel efficiency, thus allowing companies to solve these computationally intensive problems in far less time than ever before. Further, CFX-5 delivers near total interoperability between its wide range of models providing the realistic picture that leads to informed design decisions.

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Events: CFD for Pro/E at Pro/USER 2003
Posted Tue June 03, 2003 @02:16PM
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CFdesign The growth of next-generation CFD software among product development teams around the world has led Blue Ridge Numerics to increase the number and variety of educational opportunities for attendees to learn about CFdesign v6 for Pro/ENGINEER at next week’s PTC User Conference in Orlando, Flordia.

During the conference, which begins on June 8th, attendees can meet with Blue Ridge Numerics engineers and CFdesign implementation experts.

Visit the CFdesign website for full details.

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New STAR-CD Magazine Available
Posted Thu May 29, 2003 @10:29AM
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CD-adapco The latest issue of STAR-CD Dynamics, the customer magazine from the CD adapco Group, is now available to read or download.

The most packed issue ever contains all the latest product and corporate news from the Group and an ever expanding list of application stories.

An innovative new helicopter simulation technology has been developed by CSIR, SAAB fine tune their sunroof to eliminate aeroacoustic noise, Framatome model the latest pressurized water reactors and much more.

To either read online or download in pdf format, please visit the newsletter webpage.

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New Software: NASA Offers Free CFD Software for Mac OS X
Posted Wed May 28, 2003 @12:12PM
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NASA NASA Langley Research Center has released the Tetrahedral Unstructured Software System, or TetrUSS, for Mac OS X.

TetrUSS is an unstructured-grid flow analysis and design computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software system. The goal is to provide a validated capability to non-CFD expert users for performing rapid aerodynamic analysis and design of complex configurations.

The system consists of a loosely coupled set of software for geometry setup, grid generation, flow solution, and analysis.

TetrUSS is used in aerodynamics and fluid dynamics analysis, and has been used on major projects including High Speed Research / High Speed Civil Transport, Hyper-X, Abrupt Wing Stall, Mars Scout, Joint Strike Fighter and more. What's more, the software has been used in the civilian aerospace industry, academy, automotive, biomedical and civil engineering fields.

TetrUSS is available free-of-charge to U.S. entities, citizens, and permanent residents. In addition, a free 1-week TetrUSS training course is available monthly at NASA Langley Research Center, and is strongly recommended.

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New Software: CFDRC Announces Release 2003 of CFD-ACE+
Posted Wed May 28, 2003 @09:42AM
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ESI Group CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) has announced the release 2003 of CFD-ACE+, the leading multiphysics engineering software. The new version offers a variety of improvements, making simulations of complex processes for automotive, aerospace, bio, fuel cell, MEMS, micro-fluidic and semiconductor applications easier and more efficient.

Highlights of CFD-ACE+ R2003 include the following features:

  • A new unified database manager for all material properties, chemistry data and chemistry reactions.
  • A generalized adaptive time step control.
  • The biochemistry module has now been fully ported into the pre-existing chemistry module.
  • Improvements to the optional finite-element stress solver.
  • The Free Surface (VOF) module now supports multi-to-one grid systems.
  • Improvements for plasma simulation.
  • Electroplating has been newly implemented.
  • CFD-VIEW has been completely redesigned.

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