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FLUENT and Supercomputers– The Driving Force in Formula 1 Aerodynamics
Posted Tue December 14, 2004 @12:31PM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announced today that its software is to be used on the new supercomputer “Albert” of the Formula 1 Motor Racing Team Sauber Petronas in Hinwil, Switzerland.

“Albert” is powered by 530 AMD 64-bit Opteron™ processors and is currently among the most powerful computers being used within Formula 1 and the automotive industry as a whole. CFD is already recognized as a key factor in the battle for valuable World Championship points in Formula 1 and it is gaining even more importance with this announcement by Team Sauber Petronas.

“If you look at all the factors in Formula 1 that can be influenced with engineering, more than 70 percent is aerodynamics,“ reveals team principal, Peter Sauber and Willy Rampf, the Technical Director, adds: “Success in F1 requires world-class computational fluid dynamics and a cutting edge aerodynamic team that works with the best tools available at the technical forefront.”

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What is the Size of the CFD Market in US, Europe and Worldwide?
Posted Mon December 13, 2004 @09:33AM
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Help Desk bozlak writes "Looking from business perspective, has anyone got an accurate information about total size of CFD related market? Total sales of CFD software companies and CFD related consulting? I appreciate any thoughts, comments, or source on this.

Thanks
Bozlak"

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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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ANSYS CFX 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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ANSYS FLUENT 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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