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CFD - Coming Soon to a Theater Near You
Posted Mon March 28, 2005 @06:34PM
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News Fast, faithful animation of water, gasses, smoke, lava and molten metals in movies, computer games and advertisements has long been one of the biggest challenges of animation.

An Australian IT article describes how CSIRO researchers have joined forces with world-renowned Korean animators in a four-year project that aims to produce tools to speed up the process, and provide images so realistic viewers will reach for their umbrellas.

"We're taking the equations used to model complex fluid interactions, such as the aerodynamics of aircraft or the behaviour of mined ores in crushing mills, and applying them to animating fluids for motion pictures and computer games," CSIRO mathematical and information sciences business development manager Kevin Cryan says.

Update [30mar2005]: Examples of CSIRO animations can be downloaded here.

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New Software: CFdesign is an Integrated, Associative Solution for CATIA v5
Posted Mon March 28, 2005 @04:21PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics has announced that CFdesign®, the engineering world’s preeminent upfront CFD software, is now an integrated, associative, solution for companies developing products on the CATIA v5 platform. Currently in beta release for existing customers, CFdesign is set for general commercial availability to CATIA v5 companies in June 2005.

“CFdesign and CATIA v5 enable engineering innovation and more efficient workflow,” stated Blue Ridge Numerics president, Ed Williams. “We are confident that our mature and proven upfront CFD platform will appeal to OEM and supplier companies within aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, electronics, industrial machinery, and other key industry segments.”

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Business: IIT Bombay Spins Off CFD Services Company
Posted Mon March 28, 2005 @04:13PM
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Announcements Zeus Numerix is the commercial arm of what the industry knows as the IITZeus group. Developed as a result of nearly 12 years of persistent hard work and research, putting together the best team of students, faculty and CFD professionals has been a daunting task.

The founders of Zeus Numerix have established collegial relationships with IIT Bombay faculty and presently operate from the IIT Bombay campus. Because of this proximity, Zeus Numerix can avail itself of the broad spectrum of scientific and technical expertise that is available at IIT Bombay.

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Education: EPSRC CFD Summer School
Posted Sat March 26, 2005 @08:59AM
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Announcements CFD@Nottingham is delighted to invite applications for its EPSRC-supported Summer School in Industrial CFD [pdf].

The Summer School is in two parts, which can be taken separately:

  • Course 1 (June 20-24th): Foundation Course
  • Courses 2 (June 27-29th): Advanced Topic Day Courses (Turbulence, multiphase, combustion, CPI)

The Summer School is open to students, academics and professionals and we are already in receipt of applications from all backgrounds. There will be a numerus clausus of 30-35 participants and we will aim to have 2/3 lectures, 1/3 practicals and seminars. Full-time registered students are eligible for discounts, in particular EPSRC-funded students. The advertised prices are all inclusive, but the courses can be offered w/out accomodation.

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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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