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New Software: Blue Ridge Numerics Launches CFdesign v7
Posted Fri February 27, 2004 @09:34AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics has announced a major new release of its Upfront CFD software called CFdesign v7.0. Among its numerous new capabilities on display during the National Manufacturing Week, CFdesign v7.0 includes an industry-first Solid Motion Module ideally suited for use by mechanical engineers during the conceptual and detailed design stages of the product development process.

Available as an integrated solution for Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Unigraphics, and I-DEAS, CFdesign v7.0 creates a compelling value proposition for small, medium, and large companies operating in all industry segments. The new Solid Motion Module provides an effective virtual prototyping environment to accelerate the cost-effective production of high performance pumps, fans, blowers, compressors, turbo machinery, valves, pistons, hydraulic rams, and numerous other products.

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HP Increases Support for 64-bit Systems
Posted Fri February 27, 2004 @09:29AM
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Hardware techman wrote in with some 64-bit computing news from HP:

HP has announced support for Intel's stated technology directions for the Itanium architecture as well as advancements in Intel Xeon-based technologies. New Xeon advancements include 64-bit extensions that are fully compatible with AMD's AMD64 platform, as well as input/output, management and memory architectures that HP plans to deliver in upcoming workstation and server products.

HP expects 64-bit extensions to the Xeon processor to benefit workstation customers needing more memory in markets like mechanical computer-aided design, finance, digital content creation and others. Itanium-based HP workstations are targeted at computationally demanding applications, such as computer-aided engineering, that require the best available floating-point performance, as well as for Itanium software development.

Additionally, HP unveiled new industry-standard HP ProLiant servers featuring the AMD OpteronTM processor.

"HP, the market leader for servers, has chosen the AMD Opteron processor to help expand their product offerings," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. "Their decision to incorporate AMD Opteron processors in the ProLiant family confirms AMD's momentum in the enterprise and HP's commitment to providing customers more choice on industry-standard platforms."

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Business: Pointwise Adds New Sales Partners in Spain and Turkey
Posted Wed February 25, 2004 @04:43PM
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News Pointwise recently added two new international distributorships to market and sell Gridgen, Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software. CODYSEC of Madrid, Spain and Anova of Istanbul, Turkey, will market, sell, and support Gridgen in their respective countries.

CODYSEC was founded in Madrid, Spain in 2002 to provide research, development, and innovative services to emerging technologies in Spain. They assist in developing products and processes through computer simulation. Additionally, they work to optimize industrial processes through the use of computer simulation. CODYSEC will distribute Gridgen in Spain and Portugal.

Anova is an independent company founded in 2003 providing fluid mechanics engineering software and services in Turkey. Their staff has an extensive technical background and has completed many fluid dynamics design and analysis projects. Their clients span the automotive, aerospace, marine, general industrial, and academic arenas, including such companies as Acerlik R&D, Mercedes-Benz Turkey, Ford Otosan, and Ataturk University. Anova is located in Istanbul.

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Visualization: AFC Wins Ensight Visualization of the Month
Posted Wed February 25, 2004 @12:03PM
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Post Processing AFC submitted a visualization image of airflow around a CFD model of the proposed new soccer stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. The building is scheduled for completion by 2006. The image has been selected as Ensight's Visualization of the Month.

Details of the project can be found at the stadion-zuerich website.

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Melting Simulation in STAR-CD
Posted Wed February 25, 2004 @12:01PM
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Help Desk pgoyal10 writes "i am working on star-cd version 3.100B on windows 2000. i want to simulate melting in star-cd. since it is not possible to directly simulate melting in the star-cd, i am doing this by user subroutine specht.f. but when i give variable cp in the subroutine, the solution is erroneous. could you please suggest some remedy for it."

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Application: Hatch uses CFX for Grinding Mill Analysis
Posted Mon February 23, 2004 @06:41PM
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Application by Ross Haywood,
Non-Ferrous Metals Technology,
Hatch Australia

Hatch, a leading global engineering organization, has a reputation for the successful scale-up of process technology and the implementation of innovative solutions to technical challenges. To fulfill this reputation, Hatch’s Non-Ferrous Metals Technology Group uses advanced analytical tools, in particular CFD, for design evaluation and optimization, scale-up analysis and problem solving, where heat transfer, fluid flow, combustion and mass transfer are critical issues.

Recently we confronted the problem of scale-up analysis of a multiphase grinding mill – essentially a multiphase turbomachine! The mill works by vigorously “stirring” the feed material (pulp) and a coarse solid grinding media using a series of concentric disks rotating at high speed. At the discharge, a stationary separator is used to allow the pulp to flow out of the mill while retaining the grinding media. The essential features of the problem, from a modeling perspective were: complex geometry; multiple frames of reference (rotating disks and a stationary outlet), and a multiphase flow. As an added complication, the flow is strongly swirling with tangential velocities nearly three orders of magnitude greater than the mean axial velocity through the mill; this seemed like a perfect fit (or worthy challenge) for the new capabilities of CFX-5.

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