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Events: Fluent Offers Turbomachinery Webinar
Posted Thu August 05, 2004 @09:36AM
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News Please join Fluent Inc. and its partners Concepts NREC and Engineous Software for the first in Fluent's Turbomachinery Webinar Series; Pump Design and Analysis Webinar on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 2:00 pm ET. This is an excellent opportunity for designers, analysts and managers to see how state-of-the-art software can be used to design, analyze and optimize rotating fluid machinery.

The seminar will be of interest to all Turbomachinery designers who want to see how off-the-shelf software from Fluent, Concepts NREC, and Engineous can be used to build a complete design and analysis system for turbomachinery.

The seminar will include one hour of presentation material along with a 15-minute question and answer period. To enroll, browse to the webinar site.

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Minardi F1 Partners With CD adapco
Posted Thu August 05, 2004 @08:55AM
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News Minardi F1 Team of Faenza in Italy has recently signed an agreement to qualify the CD adapco Group as its technical partner and official supplier of simulation software.

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) plays a fundamental role in the design and development of modern F1 cars and the Minardi F1 Team will use the leading CFD code STAR-CD and the expert system tool es-aero for the aerodynamic development of aerodynamic components.

"Some of the parameters we used for the evaluation of CD adapco’s solutions (STAR-CD and es-aero), which won over other proposals, were technical support, competence in external aerodynamics and the ability to work in partnership with hardware vendors,” commented Ing. Gabriele Tredozi, Technical Director of the Minardi F1 Team, “Most of all, we appreciated the unique capability of the es-aero expert tool to deal with complex shapes like F1 cars with a reasonable hardware resource consumption in terms of CPU and RAM. Finally, CAD cleaning options like surface wrapping were judged as an important productivity boost.”

The ability to simulate the behavior and performance of designs very quickly is also a very important consideration for a successful design. “It is very important for a team like Minardi striving to compete in the F1 world to get fast responses in terms of meshing and computational time, and the CD adapco Group is now supplying us with what we need," added Ing. Tredozi.

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New Software: CD adapco Releases Tool for Fuel Cell Design
Posted Thu August 05, 2004 @08:48AM
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News With increasing environmental concerns and rising oil costs, fuel cells are attracting great interest for transportation and power generation applications as a cleaner and cheaper alternative. In recognition of this, the CD adapco Group in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has developed a new Expert System, es-sofc, which is playing an important role in optimizing SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) design.

Fuel cells convert the chemical energy of a fuel, such as hydrogen, into electrical energy without combustion, with little or no emission of pollutants and efficient electrical power generation. This is a significant improvement over internal combustion engines. The new es-sofc tool is “knowledge based”, carrying with it the essential electrochemistry, fluid flow, heat transfer, and geometrical modeling capabilities required for advanced SOFC design.

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Events: Marine CFD 2005 Call for Papers
Posted Thu July 29, 2004 @08:44AM
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Announcements The International Conference on Marine Computational Fluid Dynamics and associated workshops offer delegates the opportunity to meet and hear from the leading industry and research experts in this field from around the world.

Computational fluid dynamics is a powerful tool for solving complex hydrodynamic problems. CFD offers the designer cost and flexibility advantages compared with model testing. However, many still see their use as more of an 'art' than a science, and the province of specialists. A lot of work is going into making CFD a universal design tool.

Marine CFD 2005 will focus on the application of CFD techniques to hull hydrodynamics, marine propulsors (propellers, pods, waterjets, etc), hull/propulsor interaction, and ship aerodynamics for conventional and unconventional ship design. The programme includes software workshops which will give the delegates a chance to participate in and discuss demonstrations of the latest CFD software.


The Institution invites papers on:
  • Practical applications of CFD techniques to marine design
  • Experimental and computational validation and benchmarking
  • Improvements in automatic mesh generation
  • Developments in adaptation grid generation
  • Coupling of CAD and CFD software
  • Development of quality standards and best practice


    If you wish to submit a paper for this event, send a short abstract by the 24th Aug 2004 to Mark Staunton-Lambert -
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    Rotating Machinery Simulation Help
    Posted Thu July 29, 2004 @08:34AM
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    Help Desk vijendra writes "Dear sir I am looking for some tutorials regarding rotating domains (rotor only, no stator) using CFX, can any one provide a website?


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    New Software: NIKA Announces Version 5.0 for EFD.Lab and EFD.V5
    Posted Wed July 28, 2004 @07:39AM
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    News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, introduces the latest versions of its EFD.Lab and EFD.V5 fluid flow and heat transfer simulation programs. EFD.Lab is an industry-leading fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software while EFD.V5 offers a seamless integration between Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 and NIKA’s analysis technology. The latest improvements are based on customer feedback and offer increased simulation efficiency through new solver as well as pre- and postprocessing technologies.

    “Efficiency is the critical criteria in making fluid flow simulation practical within a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) environment", comments Dr. Ivo Weinhold, manager, CFD Products for NIKA. “An effective program is an all encompassing one -- one which starts with the availability of CAD data for the geometry, continues through to the evaluation of the results for multiple scenarios, and finally presentation of the results. Through automation, NIKA has made every single step in this process as efficient as possible to enable even very complex simulation projects to keep pace with the typical design cycle.”

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