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Help With Expansion Tube Model
Posted Mon August 15, 2005 @09:13AM
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Help Desk A reader wrote in,

I am modeling a sudden expansion tube with fluent, I don't know what is wrong with my boundary conditions, for I find vortexes in the top part at any diameter ratio, I would be happy if you could help me.

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New Software: SolidWoks Adds AxPLAN to COSMOS Designer Package
Posted Mon August 15, 2005 @09:08AM
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News SoftInWay, Inc. has announced that AxPLAN™, a design of experiment and optimization tool, has been incorporated into COSMOSWorks® 2006, the newest version of design validation software from SolidWorks Corporation.

The Optimization tool inside COSMOSWorks 2006 now powered by AxPLAN provides users automatic optimization for their product designs inside SolidWorks® software. Using optimization, users can now automatically minimize product weight and thus reduce material cost without compromising the strength of the design.

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New Software: ANSYS Releases Version 10.0 of Its Simulation Solution
Posted Mon August 15, 2005 @09:00AM
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News ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has announced the first customer availability of version 10.0 of the complete ANSYS(R) software suite. Offering major advances in performance, ease-of-use, interoperability and coupled physics technology, such as fluid structure interaction (FSI), ANSYS 10.0 builds upon and is compatible with the ANSYS 9.0 software suite.

"We continue to believe our integrated approach to simulation, combined with our unmatched performance upgrades and leading-edge coupled physics technology, will meet the ever-increasing needs of our customers' product development requirements," said Jim Cashman, president and CEO at ANSYS, Inc.

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Events: Surface Wrapping Seminar From CD-adapco
Posted Thu August 11, 2005 @05:13PM
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News After the success of our recent Surface Wrapping Webinar, and by popular request, CD-adapco is pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to take part in this webinar once more on August 15, 2005 (BST 5pm, EST noon, CST 11am, MST 10am, PST 9am). The webinar will once again demonstrate our all-new surface wrapping technology.

By automatically repairing dirty or over-complex CAD, surface wrapping addresses the most significant remaining bottleneck in the CAE process. Whilst previous wrapping approaches required a great deal of manual intervention in order to obtain a meshing quality surface, CD-adapco's new wrapping technology guarantees a closed manifold surface at every wrap.

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Events: Flowmaster Announces Free Educational Webinar on Thermal System Analysis
Posted Thu August 11, 2005 @05:12PM
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News Flowmaster Group, providers of leading 1D fluid and thermal systems analysis software have produced a free educational webinar for the automotive industry in cooperation with Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®).

The free webinar is aimed at engineers and engineering managers responsible for using and developing CAE techniques for the analysis of a vehicle’s thermal system for fuel economy predictions.

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Eurocopter Deploys Linux Networx Cluster System to Speed Helicopter Design Simulations
Posted Wed August 10, 2005 @11:13AM
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Hardware Linux Networx has announced that The Eurocopter Group, a division of Europe’s leading aeronautical group EADS, has deployed an Evolocity® Linux Networx computing system at its German location. Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH is using the system to perform fluid simulations on helicopters and helicopter subsystems.

The Evolocity system Linux Networx delivered is implemented with two different types of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications – FLOWer and FLUENT. FLOWer, is a research application developed by the German Aerospace Research Centre for aircraft development and design. FLUENT is a commercial software product from Fluent Inc. that simulates a wide range of applications in the aerospace, automotive, and general process industries. Linux Networx designed the Evolocity system for Eurocopter to specifically optimize these applications to achieve fast, accurate results.

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