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New Software: Intelligent Light Announces FIELDVIEW eXtreme
Posted Mon January 17, 2005 @06:16PM
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Post Processing FIELDVIEW eXtreme was announced at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Reno, Nevada.

CFD engineers now have a full set of powerful post-processing capabilities available to them in large scale, immersive and collaborative environments. Virtual Environments such as SGI® Reality Center® facilities. Full support for multi-pipe/parallel graphics, immersive navigation devices and multi-panel walls and rooms is provided with full FIELDVIEW functionality.

"Customers have been developing VR capability within their engineering organizations for some time now, but the investments have seldom affected the teams responsible for fluid flow engineering," said Steve Legensky, founder and general manager of Intelligent Light. "FIELDVIEW eXtreme will deliver the power and ease of use that customers have been asking for and will help CFD Engineering come to the forefront of their organization’s focus."

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Business: Fluent Opens New Texas Office as Icepak Headquarters
Posted Mon January 17, 2005 @06:10PM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas to be the worldwide headquarters of its Icepak division.

The new office is located in an important manufacturing region of the United States and is a consequence of the rapid growth in Fluent’s Icepak related electronics industry simulations business since 1997, from a very small base to be the fastest growing CFD and allied simulation services provider to Electronics companies.

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New Software: Reaction Design Announces KINetics Plug-In for FLUENT CFD Software
Posted Mon January 17, 2005 @05:59PM
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News Reaction Design, Inc., the leader in reaction modeling, and Fluent Inc., the leading supplier of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, have announced their intent to deliver the Reaction Design KINetics Module as an added-value capability of Fluent’s flagship CFD software, FLUENT.

The resulting technology provides the KINetics Module for reaction modeling coupled with FLUENT’s flow simulation capability. Users of Reaction Design’s CHEMKIN software benefit from this software integration because they can utilize consistent chemistry modeling when performing multidimensional reacting flow simulations in FLUENT.

The FLUENT KINetics Module will handle gas phase and surface reactions in flow simulations including combustion, fuel cracking and reforming, exhaust gas after-treatment, pollutant formation, and chemical vapor deposition processes. The integration, to be supported with the upcoming release of FLUENT 6.2, will treat chemistry in both laminar and turbulent flows, using FLUENT’s wealth of turbulence-chemistry interaction models.

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Events: Simulation of Complex Flows Seminar
Posted Mon January 17, 2005 @05:27PM
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Announcements This is a call for papers to the 2nd NAFEMS CFD Seminar: Simulation of Complex Flows to be held 25-26 April 2005 in Niedernhausen/Wiesbaden, Germany.

You may register for the event by visiting or by email to

The seminar is intended as a forum for experts and managers in the area of computer simulation of fluid flow processes. The event is accompanied by a special exhibition of engineering software, computer systems, and related consultancy services. A comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art and trends as well as of future challenges will thus be accessible to participants.

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Events: Large Eddy Simulation for Engineering Applications
Posted Tue January 11, 2005 @09:01PM
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News Please join Dr. Sung-Eun Kim, Principal Engineer at Fluent Inc. for an online seminar discussing how to maximize accuracy and minimize cost in using Large Eddy Simulation and Detached Eddy Simulation for engineering applications. This online seminar will take place on January 20, 2005 at 2 p.m.

Large Eddy Simulation is becoming a viable tool for engineering analysis of complex flows for which unsteady turbulent interactions play a critical role. This includes problems involving bluff body aero- and hydrodynamics, fluid-structure interaction, acoustics, complex mixing phenomena, and other turbulent flow problems in which large, anisotropic structures dominate the flow-field. This webinar will cover the basics of the method, along with advice on how to use it effectively in an engineering environment.

To enroll in this free event, visit the seminar website.

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Posted Tue January 11, 2005 @08:58PM
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Help Desk Parashuram Kapase writes "Hi everybody,

I am writing codes for benchmark problems in CFD. My basic question is why use the FORTRAN language to write codes in CFD? Is there any specific advantage of FORTRAN for CFD programming? Why can't we use C, C++ for CFD codes?"

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