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Free Wright Brothers CFD Computer Wallpaper
Posted Thu December 18, 2003 @02:26PM
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News To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first powered controlled manned flight by the Wright Brothers that took place at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, Fluent Inc. is pleased to offer a unique version of the famous Smithsonian Museum photograph of Orville Wright's First Flight merged with a modern FLUENT CFD image of the same Wright Flyer geometry.

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This image makes for an interesting wallpaper background on your computer desktop. Celebrate this great event in aviation history with Fluent by downloading your free wallpaper now.

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Fluent Selects Simmetrix As Geometry Partner For Simulation Modeling
Posted Thu December 18, 2003 @02:20PM
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News Simmetrix Inc., the leading provider of component software for simulation-based design, today announced that Fluent Inc., the world's largest provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services, has selected Simmetrix Inc. as a solution partner for geometry access related to simulation modeling.

CFD is a vital technology for simulation, visualization, and prediction of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. It is a critical part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) lifecycle for manufacturing companies around the world. Fluent's CFD simulations are delivering major business benefits by enabling engineers to design for better equipment performance, more effective scale-up, improved safety, and higher productivity.

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New Software: TGS to Support AMD64 & FUJITSU-SIEMENS Celsius V810 Workstation Series
Posted Thu December 18, 2003 @09:18AM
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Post Processing TGS, a leading provider of 3D graphics toolkits and advanced visualization solutions, announced its planned support for the AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ 64 processor architectures with their professional 3D graphics software product lines Open Inventor™ and amira®, for both Linux and Windows operating systems. AMD, Fujitsu-Siemens, and TGS manifest their cooperation by demonstrating selected 64-bit application examples for the launch of the new Celsius™ V810 workstation on December 16th in Dresden, Germany.

TGS Open Inventor is a 3D scene graph API widely used for developing demanding 3D graphics applications. amira, built on top of Open Inventor, is TGS’s flagship visualization application, focusing on interactive analysis, processing, and viewing of three-dimensional scientific data such as 3D imagery (i.e. CT, MRI, PET, 3D ultrasound, 3D microscopy), CAD and polygon models, and vector data (e.g. for flow visualization).

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ACUITIV Selected for Complex Mixer Analysis
Posted Tue December 16, 2003 @11:51AM
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Post Processing ACUITIV™ Software, the leading provider of next-generation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization software, today announced a collaboration with the University of Maryland’s High-Shear Mixing Research Program to provide next-generation CFD visualization analysis for leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies such as The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont Engineering, Koch Materials Company, Merck & Company, Inc., and Proctor & Gamble.

Founded by chemical engineering mixing expert, Professor Richard V. Calabrese, the program is an outgrowth of a grant from The Proctor & Gamble University Exploratory Research Program. The goal of the High-Shear Mixing Research Program is to better understand the underlying fluid complexities in rotor-stator mixers and its affect on process performance for production of various foods, pharmaceuticals, and health and beauty products, as well as paints, inks dyes and other commodities.

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New Software: TGS Announces the Release of amira 3.1
Posted Mon December 15, 2003 @02:34PM
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Post Processing TGS is proud to announce the release of version 3.1 of amira®, amiraDev™, amiraVR™, as well as the new amiraVR.Cluster™ for Windows® 98/2000/NT/XP, UNIX, Linux® and Linux on the 64-bit Itanium2™ platform. amira is TGS’s flagship 3D analysis and visualization application package offering the end-user innovative capabilities to easily and interactively analyze complex 3D data sets.

amira 3.1 will offer its users greater functionality by increasing the standard set of features and by adding extensions including PC cluster support. This new release is now available for download from the TGS website,

amira supports a wide range of applications within the following fields such as numerical simulations (finite element analysis, power generation), computational fluid dynamics and hydrodynamics, crash analysis and simulation, material sciences and quality control, physics, electromagnetism, oil & gas exploration and geosciences, environmental and energy.

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Application: Automated Optimization of Automotive HVAC Design
Posted Mon December 15, 2003 @10:03AM
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Application When Visteon Climate Control Systems sought assistance in optimizing its automotive heating/air conditioning systems, they chose Optimal Solutions. Optimal Solutions’ Sculptor™ software gave the design engineer the ability to interactively modify (deform) and automatically optimize the CFD mesh models without remeshing so that they were able to modify an existing defroster design quickly and efficiently, resulting in significantly improved performance of the system, as well as demonstrating Sculptor™s ability to decrease time-to-market.

Using the one-of-a-kind Arbitrary Shape Deformation (ASD) technology developed by Optimal Solutions’ engineers, an ASD volume was designed to deform the defroster CFD grid to improve performance without having to remesh.

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