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Application: Improving the Performance of Asphalt Plant Components
Posted Thu March 25, 2004 @12:00PM
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Application by Ricardo Barbosa Damian,
CIBER Equipamentos Rodoviários Ltda. (member of the Wirtgen Group)
and Marcus Reis,

Modern, efficient and innovative, CIBER is located in Porto Alegre, Brazil and has as its core business the manufacture and sale of machinery and equipment for road construction and maintenance.

Experimental development of portable asphalt plant components requires time and is an expensive process. In order to offer products with lower energy consumption and more compact dimensions, and that meet environmental regulations, CIBER chose CFX-5 computational fluid dynamics software to assist in analyzing many of the complex processes involved in asphalt production. These processes include combustion, solids drying, liquid and solid mixture, solid-air separation and filtration and pneumatic transport of particles.

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New Software: STAR-CD 3.2 Released at User Group Meeting
Posted Wed March 24, 2004 @09:08AM
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News As the world’s two leading CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) companies, the CD adapco Group and Fluent Inc, compete for technical supremacy, the release of any new version of their CFD codes is a major event for the CAE industry. The latest version of STAR-CD was launched at the CD adapco Group’s European User Group Meeting in London, March 15-16, and clearly offers CFD users many new features and associated benefits.

Firstly, a choice of CAD-integrated options is now included ‘by default’. The STAR-Design option, for users without a CAD system, offers a robust built-in Parasolid solid-modeling kernel and fast meshing tools, and unlike most commercial CAD systems, it is available on all platforms including Unix, Linux and Windows.

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Help with Latest Combustion CFD Chemical and Thermal Aspects
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:40AM
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Help Desk Glen writes "Any one with info on the latest combustion modeling techniques and would like to share it with me? I'm rather new to CFD and am having trouble tracking down freely available overviews etc. My Professor is very involved in the code side of life so I guess that what he wants to hear about, that and anything on grid generation would be warmly recived, thanks hope you can help.


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Richard Childress Racing Selects CFdesign
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:28AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc. (BRNI) has announced that Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in Welcome, North Carolina, has selected CFdesign® for virtual prototyping fluid flow and heat transfer performance of automotive components and systems built in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.

Recognized as a one of the heavyweights of NASCAR, RCR has a reputation for finding engineering innovations that help current drivers Kevin Harvick, Johnny Sauter, Robby Gordon, Ron Hornaday, and Clint Bowyer cross the finish line first in Nextel Cup and Busch Series races across the country.

"CFdesign is perfect for our high-performance engineering teams," stated David Holden, a team engineer at RCR. "We build prototypes in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, hit a button, and instantly we're ready for a CFD simulation that delivers fast results on a workstation PC. If we want to investigate alternative designs, we make the changes in Wildfire and within minutes we're getting real-time results on the new designs from the Runtime Monitor in CFdesign."

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New Software: NIKA Announces EFD.V5
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:17AM
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News NIKA GmbH, the developer of FloWorks and EFD.Lab, market-leading Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) simulation programs for fluid flow and heat transfer, has announced the availability of EFD.V5, a seamless integration between Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 and NIKA’s EFD analysis technology.

Since EFD.V5 is seamlessly integrated with the CATIA V5 user interface and is fully embedded into its feature tree, users will be able to create designs with CATIA and then immediately proceed to analyzing and optimizing those designs without having to learn a new user interface or dealing with any data translation issues.

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Air Flow Consulting Spring 2004 Newsletter Available
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:13AM
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News AFC Air Flow Consulting has launched a Newsletter to inform their customers and the CFD community on a regular basis about current projects, events and news at AFC Air Flow Consulting.

Contents of the Newsletter:

  • CFD Simulations Train Station Zug (Switzerland)
  • New staff member - Heinrich Hörth
  • AFC moved to new offices at Weinbergstrasse 72 - Zurich Open House Day- April 30. 2004

    If you wish to receive the AFC Newsletters automatically in the future, please send an E-Mail to:

    We also would appreciate your feedback to our Newsletter.

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