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Braking News: STAR-CD helps Renault F1 Team to Second Consecutive Win
Posted Wed March 23, 2005 @10:11PM
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Application As Fernando Alonso clocked up the second consecutive victory for the Renault F1 Team, CD-adapco are proud to announce that, while the remainder of the grid use Computational Fluid Dynamics to speed their cars up, the Renault F1 Team has scorched to successive victories by using STAR-CD to slow their cars down.

In the extreme environments of both Malaysia and Australia, maintaining the brakes at the correct operating temperature was a critical part of the Renault F1's winning performance. For each race, the choice of cooling strategy was based upon months of fine-tuning through STAR-CD simulation at the Renault F1 Team’s Enstone headquarters, and represents the best compromise between effective cooling and the aerodynamic penalty for the car.

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New Software: CFdesign for Catia v5 Makes Debut at COE 2005
Posted Wed March 23, 2005 @05:51PM
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News CFdesign for Catia v5 will make its debut at the Catia Operators Exchange (COE) in Phoenix later this month. Recognized in industry as the preeminent Upfront CFD solution, CFdesign® will soon be available to Catia v5 customers as an integrated simulation tool that delivers full-functionality fluid flow and heat transfer simulation in an associative modeling environment using the native Catia v5 part models and assemblies.

Built from the ground up for design engineers and multi-tasking mechanical engineers, CFdesign is a dramatically different technology than Traditional CFD which requires highly specialized skill sets and dedicated usage.

Demonstrations of CFdesign v7 for Catia v5 will be given continuously at COE 2005.

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Fluent Announces the Winners of its Inaugural "CFD User of the Year" Awards for 2004
Posted Wed March 23, 2005 @05:40PM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, today announced the winners of its first annual “CFD User of the Year” Awards. The winners represent the best of the many applied CFD studies and papers published by users of Fluent’s industry-standard CFD software over the past year.

As the use of CFD becomes increasingly widespread around the globe, Fluent recognized five specific applications of CFD technology that best exemplify the important role it plays in engineering. The five winners were selected by a panel of CFD experts who reviewed over 100 studies and papers from dozens of countries around the world.

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Events: Fluent to Host Airflow Modelling Seminar for Data Centres
Posted Wed March 23, 2005 @05:39PM
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News Fluent Europe Ltd is to host a free lunchtime seminar for the data centre community. The event will take place at the headquarters of CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and offers invitees the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest airflow modelling techniques for optimising the thermal performance of data centre, computer and communication room facilities.

The seminar gives attendees the chance to learn how CFD technology can help to:

  • Identify the location of hot spots
  • Optimise cabinet layouts and floor grilles
  • Predict supply air short-circuiting to help in understanding overheating problems, critical cooling failure scenarios and to predict future cooling requirements.

To register for the event email For more information contact Daniel Burton on 0114 281 8888 or email

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Events: Fluent Europe Offers Seminar on Multiphase Modelling
Posted Mon March 21, 2005 @05:39PM
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News Fluent Europe is to hold a free seminar focusing specifically on multiphase modelling. FLUENT 6 is widely considered to provide the most advanced multiphase capability on the market, and the event gives attendees the chance to learn all about the extended scope and range of features in the new FLUENT 6.2.

Fluent’s multiphase modelling provides detailed information on the complex behaviour of fluid flows associated with applications including mixing and separation. The seminar offers the opportunity to discuss your modelling requirements with Fluent’s multiphase experts, and DEM Solutions, who will be outlining their discrete element modelling technology for the simulation and analysis of particle handling and manufacturing operations.

To register for the event, or for further information, please email

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Events: Fluent to Showcase FloWizard at Solid Modelling Conference
Posted Mon March 21, 2005 @05:34PM
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News Fluent Europe will be showcasing Fluent's major new software releases at Solid Modelling this April.

On view will be FloWizard, a revolutionary CFD software tool with a comprehensive wizard that for the first time, truly brings CFD capability to the non-expert user. Also being demonstrated will be the new FLUENT 6.2, the most advanced CFD tool on the market, which is even faster and more accurate than its predecessor, 6.1 and brings greatly extended applications across a range of industries.

You can visit Fluent on stand 63. For more information call 0114 281 8888, email or visit

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