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Business: ACUITIV Signs Distribution Agreement with Seomoon Technologies, Inc.
Posted Mon August 23, 2004 @01:04PM
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News ACUITIV™ Software, a leading provider of next-generation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization software, today announced a distribution agreement with Seomoon Technologies, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement Seomoon will offer ACUITIV Software’s CFD visualization solution throughout South Korea and will provide sales, service and support. This announcement adds significantly to ACUITIV’s worldwide distribution network already residing in Germany, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Southeast Asia, some of the fastest growing markets for CFD worldwide.

“As one of the fastest growing technology markets for CFD, South Korea is poised to establish itself at the forefront of the CFD visualization and analysis market,” said Bill Panepinto, general manager of ACUITIV Software.

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Business: NIKA Teams With Asia-Pacific Distributor
Posted Mon August 23, 2004 @08:22AM
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News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, has appointed (Kozo Keikaku Engineering (KKE) as its master distributor for the Asia-Pacific region. Under the new agreement, KKE will represent both EFD.Lab and EFD.V5. EFD.Lab is an industry leading fluid flow and heat transfer simulation program and EFD.V5 offers seamless integration between Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 and NIKA’s analysis technology. In addition, KKE will be responsible for managing and expanding the existing reseller network in Hong Kong, Korea, China and Australia, as well as developing the market for EFD.V5 in conjunction with IBM and IBM Business Partners in Japan.

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New Software: FORTRAN Flow Chart Tool Available
Posted Sun August 22, 2004 @08:14AM
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News OmegaChart ver. 1.1 is a FORTRAN FlowChart generator. It converts a FORTRAN source code to its FlowChart equivalence. The generated flowchart is ported into an Excel file.

With OmegaChart 1.1, you can untangle the programming logic in a spaghetti code and therefore generate visual documentation of the execution path.

While other analysis tools only provides you "assembly level" info such as calling trees, Omega Chart provide detailed "module level" logic such as if-elseif-endif constructs, loops and nested loops.

With omega chart, you can easily minimize the use of GOTO's and therefore "modernize" your code.

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Hilson Moran Signs Deal with Fluent
Posted Sun August 22, 2004 @08:08AM
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News Hilson Moran, one of the leading building services engineering consultancies has agreed a new four year licence arrangement with Fluent, the world’s leading Computational Fluid Dynamics provider, to use its Fluent CFD simulation software tool.

The use of Fluent CFD is now an important tool in designing complex buildings such as those undertaken by Hilson Moran, providing the ability to accurately simulate physical phenomena including external air flows for pedestrian comfort studies, internal air flows for the design of naturally ventilated buildings, thermal comfort studies in large enclosed spaces and the spread of smoke generated through fire. Using Fluent CFD such analysis can be accurately conducted, either during the design stages or retrospectively to confirm the expected performance, providing greatly reduced risk within the design and commissioning process.

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CAD-based CFD Attracts Design Engineers
Posted Mon August 16, 2004 @02:43PM
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News A feature article at Desktop Engineering highlights the changes that CAD-based CFD has had on the adoption of CFD by design engineers.
"CAE has been an elite subject, with complex tools that were easy to forget dedicated to their use," says Dr. Ashok Das, manager of the Center for Modeling and Simulation at Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA, manufacturers of semiconductor wafer processing equipment. "Nowadays, not many companies can afford many dedicated analysts. My vision is to bring CFD and FEA tools to the desk of design and process engineers."
Owen Warr, project engineer with Zero Zone, Inc., North Prairie, WI, makers of display coolers, freezers, and refrigerated merchandising cases, has had more than 15 years of experience using a variety of CAE tools. "When it comes to CFD, I remember when I had to write my own programs in Fortran, get geometry from 2D AutoCAD, then merge the program and geometry into Abaqus to run CFD. The dramatic changes in CFD since then are almost surreal," he says.

Read the full article (free registration required) over at Desktop Engineering.

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Application: CFD Used to Improve Missile Control
Posted Fri August 13, 2004 @04:43PM
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Application A new desktop engineering article covers the development of a novel flow control system for missiles using actuators and advanced control algorithms. Instead of traditional hinged control surfaces, the aerodynamic surface contains an embedded system of miniature sensors on the outer surface, control actuators, and a real-time feedback controller just below the surface, all of which are unseen from the exterior. Displacement of the actuators creates a large effect on the flowfield around that region.
To validate its research findings and test active flow control system prototypes, ORI’s Aerodynamics Group relies on low- and high-speed wind tunnel tests and CFD simulations. "By combining CFD analysis with wind tunnel experiments," Patel explained, "we are able to reduce the total turnaround time for feasibility studies as well as systems development."

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