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CFX Extends Support of Itanium Platform
Posted Thu June 12, 2003 @05:25PM
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ANSYS CFX Continuing its longstanding relationship with HP, ANSYS Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that CFX®-5.6, the latest version of the company’s best-in-class computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, is now available on 64-bit Intel Itanium 2-based workstations running HP-UX 11i.

The move will give CFX customers access to more computing power, reducing the time required to optimize all aspects of fluid-flow analysis within their overall product design and manufacturing processes. CFX-5 is already the technology leader with its coupled multi-grid solver that simultaneously solves the full system of hydrodynamic equations. HP’s Itanium-based workstations give engineers the power they need to tackle much more complicated problems than previously possible on 32-bit machines.

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Events: Aeroacoustics Workshop
Posted Thu June 12, 2003 @02:05PM
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CD-adapco CD adapco Group and LMS International invite you to a free aeroacoustics workshop, where we will present methods and tools that show you how to predict flow noise and simulate its propagation.

Aeroacoustics Workshop
July 9th, 2003
Coventry, UK

In collaboration with our industrial partners (OEMs, suppliers and consultants), our methods of analysis have been developed specifically for engineers who need to understand aeroacoustic effects in order to optimize their product design.

CD adapco Group's CFD software, STAR-CD is used to simulate the flow fields and compile equivalent acoustic sources. The coupling of STAR-CD with LMS International's SYSNOISE software allows noise propagation to be calculated for the near and far field.

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CFD Applications Soar
Posted Wed June 11, 2003 @04:12PM
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News Desktop Engineering Online has an article detailing the rise of CFD, historically associated only with analysts, in the design environment.
How do you design a racing yacht to take advantage of every puff of wind, even when another boat blocks the air current? How do you see inside an experimental fuel cell while it’s operating? How do you design ventilation fans to enable firefighter access and passenger exit in case of fire in a subway station? CFD. That’s how.

Read the full article at DE Online.

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Researchers Use CFD to Examine Artificial Heart Valves
Posted Wed June 11, 2003 @08:06AM
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News Numerical modeling techniques, developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology to simulate the flow of water around hydraulic structures such as bridge foundations, are being used to better understand the complex patterns of blood flow through artificial mechanical heart valves.

The research could yield the most accurate description to date of the turbulent flow environment blood cells and platelets are exposed to as they pass through an implanted mechanical heart valve — information that researchers hope will lead to improvements in current mechanical valve testing and design procedures, and help reduce the potential for thromboembolic complications.

Backed by a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, the research is being spearheaded by Ajit Yoganathan, Regents’ professor in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and an internationally renowned expert on artificial heart valves and cardiovascular fluid mechanics research; and Fotis Sotiropoulos, an associate professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a leading expert in computational fluid mechanics.

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Events: 16th AIAA CFD Conference
Posted Tue June 10, 2003 @11:35AM
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News 16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
Hilton Walt Disney World
Orlando, Florida
23 - 26 Jun 2003

The 16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference is being held in conjunction with the 33rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference to enable close synergism and interaction between CFD and a broader range of fluid dynamics research. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the conference, and a special session commemorating the event has been organized. The program consists of 28 invited and contributed sessions. Emphasis is on advances in CFD methods for steady and time resolved flow, shape optimization, and LES.

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AIAA Offers Distance Learning CFD Courses
Posted Tue June 10, 2003 @09:26AM
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News The AIAA is offering a series of CFD courses as part of their Distance Learning Professional Development service.

The comprehensive, three-part series of courses will prepare you for a career in the rapidly expanding field of computational fluid dynamics and fluid turbulence. Completion of these three courses will give you the equivalent of one semester of undergraduate and two semesters of graduate work. The courses are supported extensively with textbooks, computer programs, and user manuals. You can use the computer programs to develop your own code, or you may modify the existing code for assigned applications. You will need access to a computer with a PC pentium processor, FORTRAN compiler, and graphics package for the software applications. A fundamental knowledge of computer programming and familiarity with a basic graphic package are required.

  • Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Turbulence

    The courses are designed for engineers, scientists, and technical managers who are interested in learning the fundamentals and principles of CFD.

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