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Cadalyst Reviews CFDesign
Posted Fri December 10, 2004 @09:32AM
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News Cadalyst has posted an review of CFDesign from Blue Ridge Numerics and the benefits of "upfront" CFD.
This upfront analysis has gained popularity in the areas of FEA and mold flow analysis, and now users of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) are realizing the benefits as well. One of the leading programs in this area is CFdesign from Blue Ridge Numerics, now in its seventh release.

Their conclusion:

While some understanding of fluid flow and thermal dynamics is helpful to run the software, Blue Ridge's claim that no CFD experience is necessary is accurate. I had very little prior CFD experience and was able to get though the valve analysis by following the tutorial. After that, I was able to analyze another component with no help. For those looking to cut product development time by reducing CFD iterations, CFdesign is worth a look.

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ANSYS Team Wins BG Group Innovation Award
Posted Thu December 09, 2004 @08:46AM
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News ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced that its UK-based ANSYS CFX Technical Services Team received top recognition having achieved the BG Group Innovation Award for its Miskar Capacity Enhancement project, a large pipeline network.

With more than 100 submissions and the only application involving computational fluid dynamics (CFD), the project won first prize in the "Alliance with an External Party" category as part of this year's BG Group Chief Executive Innovation Awards. The Awards are designed to recognize teams that demonstrate unique technology applications to realize material business benefits and provide a new platform to showcase examples of technological development.

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Events: EACC Hits the Road Again in 2005!
Posted Thu December 09, 2004 @08:45AM
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News After the success of the first European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) in Germany two years ago, the European offices of Fluent are pleased to host this unique automotive CFD event again in 2005.

The 2nd EACC will be held in Germany at the Congress Center of Frankfurt on June 29 - 30, 2005.

It promises to be the leading edge automotive CFD event in Europe in 2005 with the same mix of high quality technical and social program as that in Bingen in 2003.

International guests from all over the world are invited to attend.

For more information on the venue, activities, prizes and "Early Bird" booking opportunities visit the conference website or contact your local Fluent office representative.

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New Software: FORTRAN Flowchart Generator Now Supports f90
Posted Wed December 08, 2004 @01:33PM
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News OmegaChart converts a FORTRAN source code (f77 & f90, fixed or free form) to their FlowChart equivalence. The generated flowchart is then transmitted as an Excel file.

OmegaChart 2.0 is useful for untangling the behind-the-scenes programming logic in a messy spaghetti code and therefore generate visual documentation of the execution route. While other analysis tools only provide "assembly level" info such as calling trees or variables attributes, OmegaChart provides detailed "module level" logic such as loops, if-elseif-endif constructs and select-case constructs.

With OmegaChart, you can effortlessly minimize the use of GOTO's and therefore "modernize" your code.

Whether you are a programmer, a program analyst or a software maintainance personnel, OmegaChart is a "MUST HAVE" tool to ease your life. It can relieve you of hundreds or even thousands hours of headache.

Version 2.0 of OmegaChart adds support for the FORTRAN-90 language standard.

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Events: CD-adapco Announces European STAR User Conference
Posted Wed December 08, 2004 @12:57AM
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News CD-adapco, the leading provider of advanced computationally-based engineering solutions for simulating fluid flow and heat transfer, will hold its European STAR User Conference on February 28th and March 1st 2005 in London.

This two-day event will include presentations on CD-adapco’s latest CFD software developments and industrial applications, as well as product demonstrations, workshops and an exhibition for its hardware and software partners.

CD-adapco’s software users in Europe will present the results of their work and share their experiences with other users. There will also be special emphasis on the unique capabilities of CD-adapco’s new empowered computational continuum mechanics code STAR-CCM+ and STAR-CAD Series, a set of CAD-embedded CFD products.

The event is not just intended for existing users of CD-adapco’s products, but anyone in the CFD community or other interested parties.

Further information and on-line registration is available at the conference website. (Registrants by December 31st will receive a 10% early bird discount and be entered into a draw to attend a Louis Vuitton Act 2005 as as a guest of BMW ORACLE Racing!).

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New Software: Fluent Releases Icemax 2.0
Posted Wed December 08, 2004 @12:51AM
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News Fluent Inc. has announced the release of Icemax 2.0, the second major release of its Integrated Circuit (IC) electrical modeling software package, with a range of new capabilities and enhancements. Icemax is powered by advanced geometry processing engines and the flagship FLUENT finite volume 3-D flow field solver, facilitating quick and accurate parasitic RLC extraction of complex IC package layouts.

Icemax 2.0 addresses the following general categories of significant advances, all based on suggestions and requests of current Icemax users:

  • Detailed analysis of multiport nets, particularly for multi-die system-in-package designs and internal ground/power nets
  • Mesher and solver optimization to facilitate full package extraction of high pin-count packages, including multilayer flip chip designs
  • Parametric solution capability to enable users to perform a frequency sweep and detailed design optimization
In addition, the Icemax 2.0 solver is being rolled out on a Linux platform enabling users to take advantage of cluster computing for larger designs.

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