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Improved Forecasting Helps Hurricane Experts See Into Storms' Futures
Posted Wed September 17, 2003 @08:44AM
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News As reported in this New York Times story, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami is using computer simulation to predict the path and intensity of impending Hurricane Isabel.

Max Mayfield, the director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, said that the average error range on the 19 five-day forecasts generated since Sept. 6, when the center started issuing advisories on Hurricane Isabel, had errors that were typical of a two-day forecast in his early days at the agency, 30 years ago.

From 1964 until this year, three days was the longest ahead that federal hurricane forecasters dared venture.

In that time, meteorologists greatly improved their ability to predict the track of storms through vastly increased computing power, more realistic simulations of general global weather conditions and increased satellite and aircraft observation of storms' behavior and movements.

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New Software: Flow Science Releases FLOW-3D Version 8.2
Posted Wed September 17, 2003 @08:27AM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new upgrade release of its FLOW-3D® computational fluid dynamics software. Version 8.2 of FLOW-3D® offers users several new and useful physical models and significant improvements to two key features of the solver: the VOF method for tracking fluid interfaces and the multi-block grid coupling. In addition, FLOW-3D® will now offer its users interactive, on-screen geometry and mesh creation capability.

A brief description of the key new features in Version 8.2:

  • New VOF advection model -- TruVOF®. A new semi-Lagrangian VOF advection method has been implemented. The new VOF advection model will enhance users’ ability to track fluid interfaces in complex 3D flows.
  • Multi-block coupling model. Stability, accuracy and efficiency of pressure-velocity coupling between mesh blocks has been greatly improved through the use of the Chimera multi-block method. The new method further widens the range of problems that can be tackled with FLOW-3D®, from large scale flows in civil engineering to casting to micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

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Fluent Offers CFD Conference Proceedings
Posted Sun September 14, 2003 @05:52PM
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News Fluent recently hosted the European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) in Bingen, Germany, bringing together applied CFD engineers from across Europe. This event, the first of its kind, allowed engineers to share their experiences of using FLUENT CFD for design within the automotive industry.

Twenty papers were presented at the event representing a broad range of automotive CFD applications from aerodynamics to paint spraying. A Conference Proceedings CD has been produced which includes PDF files of all the papers presented at the event plus the best animation seen over the two days. Fluent is offering the Conference Proceedings CD for free.

This is a limited offer, so visit us online to request your free CD now.

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Grid Generation: Help Requested Converting a Grid Format
Posted Fri September 12, 2003 @08:23AM
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Help Desk I have a mesh file which has "PFG" format (PLOT3D 3D UNFORMATED). I would like to use it in Fluent 6 software, but this software can not support this format. What should I do? Please help me. Thanks a lot.

My E-mail is:

I am looking forward to receiving some help.

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Events: Fluent Turbomachinery Seminar
Posted Thu September 11, 2003 @08:18AM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is partnering with Concepts NREC and Engineous Software to offer a Lunch ’n Learn Seminar on the Design, Analysis and Optimization of Turbomachinery, Tuesday, October 7, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m., in Southfield, MI.

The seminar is an excellent opportunity for designers, analysts and managers to see how off the shelf software from Concepts NREC, Fluent and Engineous can be used to build a complete simulation-based design system for turbomachinery. The morning session will include a live demonstration of the Agile Engineering Design System, EASy! For Pumps, focused on the design of an automotive water cooling pump.

The demonstration will employ the iSIGHT integration and optimization tool to determine an optimum impeller blade shape and the embedded FLUENT CFD volute module to analyze and optimize the volute geometry. In addition to hydraulics, geometrical constraints and low-cost manufacturing issues will be included in the design exercise. The design approach that will be presented is applicable to all classes of turbomachinery including pumps, fans and turbochargers.

For more information and to register for this free seminar, visit Fluent at

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Events: First CFX South American Users Conference
Posted Thu September 11, 2003 @08:11AM
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News ESSS and ANSYS CFX invite all South American CFX Users and people interested in CFD technology, particularly the software CFX, to participate in the 1st CFX South American Users Conference to be held in Florianópolis from October 20th until 22nd.

It is important to mention that this Conference is going to be the first of its kind held in South America and we hope it will be a tremendous success as was the Oil Workshop held earlier this year by ESSS and PETROBRAS in Rio de Janeiro.

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