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Events: Gridgen User Group Meeting
Posted Wed September 22, 2004 @01:45PM
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Announcements Pointwise is pleased to announce the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 will be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on April 25-26, 2005. The meeting will include special Gridgen training seminars and training activities, presentations by Pointwise staff on new Gridgen developments, user presentations, and exhibits by our partners. This is a good opportunity for computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) users to learn about the latest Gridgen features, get a glimpse of future developments, and network with other CFD experts from around the world.

Special Gridgen training seminars are scheduled for Monday, April 25. Tuesday’s sessions will include presentations from the Gridgen user community and from Pointwise staff.

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Fine Tuning Aerodynamics
Posted Wed September 22, 2004 @08:17AM
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News Linux Networx has posted an article [pdf] on the use of CFD and cluster computing at Orbital Sciences.

Like many aerospace companies and organizations, Orbital Sciences depends on CFD; specifically, the company is using it to predict how rockets and satellites will perform in various environments. CFD works by turning the region of flow into discrete cubic-like cells. The governing fluid equations are then used to set up a large matrix, which can then be solved using a high-performance computer system.

In the past, Orbital had been limited by a computer system that would get bogged down, resulting in a significant slowdown for CFD problems that could involve more than one million cells.

“In the case where a larger problem was deemed mission critical, there invariably was a need to justify the cost of outsourcing smaller problems that had to be completed, including projected payback on the outsourced engineering work,” said Richard Straka, Vice President and Chief Engineer of Orbital’s Launch Systems Group. “Ultimately these justification efforts pulled engineering talent from its core competencies to convince management to spend the money necessary to support the outsourced CFD.”

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Linux Networx/Fluent Team on Datacenter Environmental Modeling
Posted Wed September 22, 2004 @08:09AM
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News Linux Networx has announced a new professional service that provides detailed simulations of the airflow in current and proposed data centers. By partnering with Fluent Inc, the market leaders in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Linux Networx can provide detailed CFD animations of datacenter airflow by running Fluent's Airpak modeling software on a Linux Networx Evolocity® cluster. Airpak simulations reveal the airflow and temperature distribution in a datacenter to better understand potential ventilation problems before a computing system is installed.

"Understanding datacenter airflow is extremely valuable because improper ventilation can cause systems to overheat and compromise productivity," said Padmanabhan Iyer, director of training and professional services for Linux Networx. "By partnering with Fluent to provide Airpak modeling, Linux Networx can help organizations ensure proper airflow in their datacenters to maximize their cluster's return on investment."

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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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