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New Software: Hanley Announces MultiSurface Aerodynamics
Posted Fri January 09, 2004 @09:35AM
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News Hanley Innovations, a leader in aerodynamics preliminary and conceptual design and analysis software, announced today the availability of Dr. Hanley’s MultiSurface Aerodynamics. MultiSurface Aerodynamics is the latest addition to Dr. Hanley’s Aerodynamics Suite-Online Edition. Other programs in the suite include MultiElement Airfoils, WingAnalysis Plus, The WingTail Calculator and Science Graphs Plus. The Online Suite requires Windows 95 or higher and an internet connection for initial software download and subsequent access to the software.

MultiSurface Aerodynamics provides all the components necessary for rapid conceptual design and analysis of multiple aerodynamics surface configurations. Surfaces can be designed using an interactive user interface that combines airfoil shapes, planform definition and placement. Each surface can be assigned an airfoils at its left and right tips (the software actually solves the mean cambered surface based on the airfoil camber lines). The program uses computational fluid dynamics to generate loads and moments for a user defined configuration. MultiSurface Aerodynamics can be used to model multiple aircraft wings (wing, tail & canards, for example), race car spoilers, sailboat keels, rudders, centerboards and sails.

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CD adapco to Demo Comet-Works, STAR-Works
Posted Thu January 08, 2004 @11:14AM
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News The CD adapco Group will demonstrate Comet-Works along with STAR-Works, two new design tools which fully integrate leading Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes with a CAD front end, at the SolidWorks Conference 2004 in Boston on January 19-21, 2004.

The STAR-Works code is established as the technology-leading tool for engineers who need a single CAD and CFD solution to speed product development, cut costs and improve product quality. Combining the best-in-class CFD code STAR-CD with the market-leading SolidWorks 3D CAD system, it offers the best of both worlds: easy entry into 'simple' flow simulation, together with unlimited headroom to access the most advanced CFD when needed.

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Application: Accurate Simulation of Hydrogen Inflator Reduces Air Bag Design Time
Posted Mon January 05, 2004 @12:41PM
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Application By Kwen Hsu and Alex Meduvsky
TRW Occupant Safety Systems
Washington, Michigan

By accurately simulating the complicated reactive flow process in a hydrogen air bag inflator, TRW engineers gained useful design information that has already helped reduce cost and resolve design issues. Physical tests that are traditionally used to design air bag inflators show the performance of a particular design but provide almost no diagnostic information, making it difficult to make improvements. The challenge was accurately capturing both the stiff hydrogen-air reaction and the complex flow geometry without consuming inordinate computational resources. TRW engineers took advantage of a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package that provides reliable solution algorithms and allows for substantial chemical reaction complexity. By creating the first accurate simulation of a hydrogen inflator, they were able to gain additional understanding of how the parts in the inflator influence combustion. This, in turn, has made it possible to fine-tune the critical combustion process according to the performance requirements of individual applications.

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Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Posted Wed December 31, 2003 @07:00PM
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Business: Flow Science Announces Marketing Representative for China
Posted Wed December 31, 2003 @09:22AM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement with Fuchuang Technology Development Center for that firm to represent Flow Science’s FLOW-3D® computational fluid dynamics software in the Peoples Republic of China for both sales and engineering consulting purposes. Fuchuang’s focus will be upon industries other than metal casting, as Flow Science has a long-standing relationship with Frech Far East in Hong Kong for metal casters.

Flow Science, Inc. is a privately-held software company specializing in high fidelity fluid dynamics modeling software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. Flow Science has a growing worldwide network for FLOW-3D®, including representatives in Japan, Germany, Korea, Canada, Finland, Spain, Italy, Norway, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Southeast Asia. Flow Science is located in Santa Fe, NM.

Fuchuang is a privately-held company with offices at No.15 KangLe Street, TaiYuan City, Shanxi Province. Fuchuang other business concentrates in the design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, evaporators, condensers, drying facilities, valves and flows in pipes and channels, welding operations and tank mixing.

For more information, contact Ms. Rena Coby-Madrid of Flow Science at (505) 982-0088 or or Dr. Fucheng Li of Fuchuang at 0351-4087276 or

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New Software: Fluent Announces the Release of Icemax
Posted Wed December 31, 2003 @09:15AM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, announces the release of Icemax, the newest addition to Fluent’s design suite of products for the electronics industry. Icemax joins Icepak, the leading electronics thermal design tool, IcePro, the mechanical CAD interface to Icepak, and Qfin, the heat sink design and optimization tool, complimenting the successful suite of products.

Developed specifically to address the signal integrity issues in today’s high-speed Integrated Circuit (IC) package designs, Icemax provides substrate designers and electrical analysts with an easy-to-use and highly automated modeling environment, seamlessly integrated with CAD data from major EDA layout vendors. Icemax is powered by advanced geometry processing engines and Fluent’s flagship finite volume 3-D field solver, thereby facilitating quick and accurate parasitic extraction of complex (IC) package layouts.

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