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Events: Axial Turbine Design and Optimization Course
Posted Mon September 20, 2004 @04:02PM
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Announcements SoftInWay, Inc., developer of software products for turbine design, including AxSTREAM, a powerful software suite that encompasses the complete engineering process of a gas/steam axial turbine flow path, is pleased to announce a new education course: Axial Turbine Design and Optimization. The session will be held November 9-11 in Burlington, MA.

For registration and details, please see the course website

This practice and design oriented course is based on over 400 years of experience in turbomachinery design and engineering by SoftInWay's team. It addresses all engineering disciplines involved in axial turbine design and modernization by providing theoretical background, design practice, and operational characteristics for all types of axial turbines; compressed in an intensive 3-day session.

Spanning a concepts-to-details process of axial turbine design/retrofitting, the course will enrich engineers with application-oriented guidelines for new/existing turbine flow path designs along with design techniques for the entire flow path and its optimization, including turbine flow path CFD analysis.

Early bird registration is welcomed with a 10% discount (deadline 9/24/04). Other discounts are available.

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Events: Process Optimization with CFD Webinar
Posted Mon September 20, 2004 @03:53PM
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News Please join Fluent Inc. and Engineous Software for a one hour online seminar (webinar) at 2:00 pm EST on September 30, 2004 to learn about tools that will help you automate your designs and processes. There is no cost to attend this presentation.

From upstream oil production to polymerization reactions and plastics manufacturing, the process industry is beset with flow problems. Computing hardware and Fluent flow modeling tools have progressed to the point where the inclusion of the complex multiphase and combustion physics of real-world industrial processes are being tackled by engineers in the field.

A challenge for designers is that while single point computational fluid dynamics solutions provide invaluable assistance in guiding decisions, they generally do not yield the optimal design. By linking Engineous optimization software with CFD, however, the designer has an automated tool for design optimization, vastly reducing costs and time-to-market.

Please sign up to learn more about how Engineous iSIGHT and Fluent software tools have been linked for design optimization.

Teleconference: Call 1-877-869-3239 (Tollfree in US/Canada) or 1-408-678-8820 (US/Canada Direct)

To register for this free event please visit the webinar website.

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Events: A Taste of FLUENT
Posted Fri September 17, 2004 @03:07PM
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News Join Fluent for a very special seminar, a Taste of FLUENT, being held from 9:30am - 6:00pm, September 27, in the Baltimore, MD area at Training Etc, Inc., 7150 Riverwood Dr., Suite J, Columbia, MD.

"Taste" and see how FLUENT can revolutionize the way you look at fluid flow. Come visit us on September 27 for a one-day hands-on FLUENT experience. You'll get an overview of how Fluent's customers are using FLUENT, a chance to meet with our engineers to discuss your applications and a chance to try it. If you like what you see, stay on for full training on FLUENT. At the end you'll be fully qualified to run FLUENT on your own applications.

The Taste of Fluent seminar is a Free event for managers and engineers who would like to learn more about Fluent and computational fluid dynamics.

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Application: Formula 1— Winning is Everything
Posted Fri September 17, 2004 @03:06PM
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Application Formula racing is defined as “single-seat automobile racing in which the designs of the cars are strictly regulated”. Vehicles used in Formula One (F1) racing are considered the highest form of single-seat racing cars due to the sophistication of construction and ultimate speed. Their design, in which the airflow over and under the car (aided by sophisticated “wings” and the closeness of the car to its racing surface) creates a downward force, which holds them close to the ground—despite extremely high speeds.

F1 teams want to win—not only for the high purses received at the finish line, but because F1 cars are considered to be the height of single-seat racing car construction. So, if you win, you’re considered to be the best in what many consider to be the most glamorous automobile racing events in the world.

But, if you don’t get the aerodynamic package of your F1 right, you won’t have a hope of getting near the front of the grid—much less win the race! F1 teams spend up to $50 million on the latest thing in wind tunnels in order to be at the head of the pack.

That’s why Advantage CFD, owned by the B.A.R. F1 team, came to the industry leader in CFD design manipulation—the Optimal Solutions Software team—in their efforts to more quickly and accurately aerodynamically improve the B.A.R. Formula 1 race cars.

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Mesh Density for Turbulent Flows
Posted Wed September 15, 2004 @08:12AM
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Help Desk Krishna writes "Hello all,

I am working on modeling of a Cartesian geometry (pipes) and I have a question about setting up the mesh for turbulent flows. After estimating the first node point away from the wall, how does one determine the number of cells in axial and radial direction as it greatly affects the wall y+. Any help on this regard will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks for your time"

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John Zink Company Selects ACUITIV to Provide CFD Visualization
Posted Tue September 14, 2004 @04:07PM
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News ACUITIV™ Software, a leading provider of next-generation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization software, has announced that John Zink Company LLC, a Koch Chemical Technology Group LLC company, has selected ACUITIV’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology to enhance its visualization capabilities.

John Zink Company’s selection of ACUITIV’s CFD visualization software was based on its superior post-processing capabilities and ease of use. It extends the use of ACUITIV’s visualization product into state-of-the-art environmental technologies such as low-NOx burners, flares and thermal oxidizers offered by John Zink to the refining, petrochemical and power industries.

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