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CD adapco e-news Available
Posted Fri November 07, 2003 @10:24AM
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News The CD adapco Group would like to invite all CFD users to sign up for the monthly news service, "e-Dynamics".

The newsletter contains news about the products and services of the group, along with application stories from a wide range of industry sectors.

To sign up for e-Dynamics or to review the last issue, please visit the e-Dynamics website.

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Private Spaceship Control Problems Fixed
Posted Fri November 07, 2003 @10:16AM
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News is running a story about a private spaceship design which had control problems which were fixed through testing, despite the availability of CFD analysis data. Unfortunately, the article does not cover the reason for using testing over CFD to fix the problem. Could the problem not be solved by CFD? Would CFD take too long? Perhaps it was simply due to the fact that they were at the test site and did not have access to CFD modeling.

Engineers at Scaled Composites have been wrestling with issues of airflow over tail control surfaces of their SpaceShipOne suborbital vehicle. A fourth high-altitude drop test of the craft on October 17 has assessed several modifications to the tail section.

Aerodynamic troubles with the tail cropped up in a previous drop test in September. SpaceShipOne encountered an unwanted nose rise, but was safely maneuvered to runway touchdown by the craft's pilot, Mike Melvill.

Putting high-tech computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of their design aside, SpaceShipOne handlers decided to "road test" the craft's boom-tail.

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Events: STAR-CD and STAR CCM European User Conference
Posted Thu November 06, 2003 @09:17AM
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News The CD adapco Group is delighted to invite you to its 12th European User Conference, coinciding with the launch of STAR CCM, a big step forward in CFD technology based on state-of-the-art computational continuum mechanics methods.

The conference will be held on March 15-16, 2004 at the Novotel Hotel in Hammersmith, London. This new location enables us to invite more attendees and host more application presentations than ever before, as well as parallel sessions for workshops and training courses.

This invitation extends to anyone in the CFD community or other interested parties, not just CD adapco Group product users.

Objectives of the meeting:

  • To inform you about the latest features and developments of our CFD/CAE products and services, with a special focus on the new STAR CCM empowered computational continuum mechanics codes and their unique benefits in terms of meshing speed and robustness, solving accuracy and speed, quicker turnaround time and multiphysics capabilities
  • To enable you to meet with employees of the CD adapco Group and fellow CFD users
  • To provide an opportunity for you to listen to presentations given by others about their successful applications of our products
  • To offer workshops meeting your technology needs
  • To host an exhibition by our hardware and software vendors
  • To enable you to provide your input into our future developments
  • And much, much more!
For further information, visit the conference website.

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New AMD Opteron Clusters Announced
Posted Wed November 05, 2003 @02:16PM
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Hardware techman wrote in about new high performance cluster offerings from IBM and OctigaBay based on AMD Opteron processors.

IBM announced the availability of 64-bit processing power for the IBM Cluster 1350, a leading-edge Linux cluster solution. The new high-density IBM e325 Model 240, 242 and 246 nodes offer 1 or 2 AMD Opteron processors running at speeds of 1.4GHz, 1.6GHz and 2.0GHz, respectively.

The Cluster 1350 combines AMD64 technology, fast networking and storage to create flexible turnkey solutions for high performance computing (HPC) and commercial application environments.

OctigaBay introduced today a new High Performance Computing (HPC) platform that promises three times greater price/performance over state-of-the-art HPC servers. The OctigaBay 12K combines breakthrough interconnect and management technologies with AMD Opteron 64-bit processors, overcoming major shortcomings that severely limit performance, reliability and usability. These innovations make the OctigaBay 12K ideal for simulation, modeling, searching, sorting, data mining and other processing intensive applications.

Thirty times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, the OctigaBay 12K high speed interconnect fuses the AMD Opteron 64-bit processors directly to a high performance interconnect fabric through an innovative communications technology, eliminating bottlenecks inherent in today's solutions.

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Events: Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer in Pro/E Seminar
Posted Tue November 04, 2003 @09:02AM
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News The CD adapco Group would like to invite you to a FREE one-day seminar on:

Solving Fluid Flow & Heat Transfer within the Pro/ENGINEER Environment

HP, Lexington, Boston, USA December 9, 2003

Who should attend:

  • Managers who would like to maximize productivity and functionality of your existing CAE environment
  • Designers requiring efficient protocols to rapidly evaluate design space

Our CFD plug-ins for Pro/ENGINEER have been developed to meet the demands of engineers for a single CAD and CFD solution that can speed product development, cut costs and improve product design. The tight integration of CFD with CAD, enables easier parametric design studies through enhanced automation and bi-directional associativity between CAD and CFD models.

For more information or to register for the FREE seminar, please visit our website or contact

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Gaining Access to Advanced Turbulence Models
Posted Mon November 03, 2003 @02:24PM
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News The FLOMANIA Project is an effort to group the best CFD experts in Europe with the primary purpose of bringing advanced turbulence model research into industrial application. Through the project, industry will receive support in implementation of advanced models by project partners involved in the development of turbulence models.

In order to allow for a precise validation of the new models, complex industrial test cases will be treated, even in the case where property rights will not allow for distribution of the desired geometry and/or test case. The complex test cases are of utmost importance for industry to demonstrate improvements in turbulence modelling in current industrial environments.

The project download page contains a number of freely available workshop documents and presentations.

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