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New Software: CD-adapco Releases Windows Version of STAR-CD v3.24
Posted Fri May 13, 2005 @03:18PM
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News CD-adapco are proud to announce the release of the Windows version of STAR-CD v3.24, the latest groundbreaking release of their world leading industrial CFD code, STAR-CD.

STAR-CD v3.24 is packed with new features aimed directly at the engine modeling world, including the 3 Zone Extended Coherent Flame Model (ECFM-3Z) combustion model. ECFM-3Z is the first truly general purpose combustion model, capable of simulating the combustion process within gasoline, diesel, and hybrid concept engines.

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New Software: Gridgen Version 15.07 Released
Posted Fri May 13, 2005 @09:56AM
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Grid Generation Pointwise, Inc. has released Gridgen Version 15.07. This latest release of CFD meshing software features major additions to Gridgen’s geometry modeling capabilities including trimmed surface creation and IGES export.

The ability to create trimmed surfaces and add or remove edges from trimmed surfaces solves a major problem faced by CFD analysts – how to work with the untrimmed or poorly trimmed geometry that is obtained from a CAD system. “Lost trimming information, due to tolerance issues during translation, is a notorious source of problems for the analyst in the CAD-CFD data exchange” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “With Gridgen V15.07, the trimmed surfaces can be recovered easily using these new techniques.” For the analyst creating entire models within Gridgen or supplementing existing models with new geometry, more complex and realistic models can now be created using trimmed surfaces.

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Education: Fluent Contributes to Fluid Dynamics Textbook
Posted Fri May 13, 2005 @09:48AM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, today announced its contribution to the latest version of the undergraduate engineering textbook by Bruce Munson, Donald Young, and Ted Okiishi; Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The book is intended for third and fourth-year engineering students who are interested in learning more about the fundamentals of fluid mechanics. The principles they seek to teach are classical and have been well-established. The book therefore reflects many years of teaching experience by the authors and is built on previous Editions and their introductory courses in fluid mechanics.

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Help with Rod Bundle Array Flow
Posted Thu May 12, 2005 @04:53PM
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Help Desk Arnie writes "hi

I have this problem in which I have an array of rod bundles. All of them heated. Cooling water is flowing axially through the array. Some of the rod bundles are not heated but have perforations on their periphery through which more cooling water flows in a direction normal to the main axial flow. I want to know regarding analysis of this problem i.e., how do I proceed towards getting an analytical solution to the problem.

If you have any idea about the influencing parameters, please let me know.

Thanks in advance....
waiting for your response...

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Events: Visit CD-adapco at the 46th International Paris Air Show
Posted Thu May 12, 2005 @04:47PM
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News CD-adapco, the leading provider of CAD-embedded flow simulation solutions today announced their participation at the 2005 Paris Air Show, the leading international event for the aviation, aeronautics and space industries, taking place at Le Bourget Airport, France, from June 13 - 19, 2005.

The use of CFD in the aerospace community has evolved. No longer viewed as a replacement for wind tunnel experiment, CFD has gained a reputation as a powerful tool for creative design. However, CFD is increasingly required to earn the title of a responsive mainstream tool, providing information within the restrictive timescales of the design process. Previously CFD engineers were able spend months constructing a mesh for a complete aircraft simulation, however competitive pressure means that now the entire aircraft polar needs to be simulated in just a few days. In order to meet this challenge, aerospace companies are increasingly turning to commercial CFD solutions. One such solution is CD-adapco's newly released flagship code: STAR-CCM+.

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CFD Speeds Up New Race Car Design
Posted Wed May 11, 2005 @04:53PM
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News Racing Fan Magazine has posted a story on the use of CFD in the design of a new Dodge car to compete for the NASCAR Winston Cup.
CFD has accelerated the whole design process. According to Jean-Michel Esclafer de La Rode, Dodge's chief CFD manager, "Drafting studies [that once] took a couple of weeks to simulate, we can do in a few days today."

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