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Help in Modelling Swirl Flows in a Cyclone
Posted Thu August 25, 2005 @05:17PM
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Help Desk Malou writes "Hi CFD Review forum members,

My name is Maria Lourdes Aguja and I am a masters student at the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany.

I am doing my masters thesis now and am using CFX to simulate the results and findings of Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Gorton-Hülgerth from the Technischen Universität Graz in his paper 'Messung und Berechnung der Geschwindigkeitfelder und Partikelbahn im Gaszyklon' dated December 1998. It's about gas flow in a cyclone. His paper is our reference as he worked with a cyclone unit with D=0.40 meter and H=1.0 meter. The aim of my paper is to successfully adopt his approach and apply this to an industrial-size unit.

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CEI Shatters World Graphics Rendering Record
Posted Thu August 25, 2005 @09:58AM
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Post Processing CEI, a leading provider of engineering and scientific graphics software, shattered the previous record for graphics rendering speed during tests last week at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). CEI engineers and Dale Southard of LLNL conducted the tests on a Linux visualization cluster used to support National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) missions.

CEI’s parallel rendering compositor achieved a speed of 3.17 billion polygons per second using 76 standard dual-processor PCs running on a high-performance networking system. The scene used for testing contained 684 million triangles and ran at a rate of 4.6 frames per second.

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Events: Gridgen User Group Meeting - Germany
Posted Wed August 24, 2005 @04:08PM
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Announcements CFD-Beratung and Pointwise are pleased to invite you to participate in the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 – Germany to be held on 26-27 September 2005 at the Maritim Hotel in Ulm. The meeting will include a special Gridgen training seminar, presentations by Pointwise staff on new Gridgen developments, and user presentations. This is a good opportunity for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) users to learn about the latest Gridgen features, get a glimpse of future developments, and network with other CFD experts from around Europe.

Rick Matus, Pointwise’s Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Nick Wyman, Pointwise’s Manager, Product Development, and Uli Fuchs, founder and President of CFD-Beratung, will take active parts in the meeting.

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Events: Fluent Presents Ask the Experts Online Forum
Posted Wed August 24, 2005 @01:45PM
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News Fluent invites you to attend Ask the Experts Online Forum: User-Defined Functions on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 2-3 pm EST.

Our panel of flow modeling experts will be available via an online forum to answer your questions concerning user-defined functions (UDFs). The panel, composed of three PhDs with specialized knowledge in creating and using UDFs, will field questions live via WebEx.

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New Software: Fluent Releases FloWizard V2 for Rapid Flow Modeling
Posted Tue August 23, 2005 @01:15PM
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News Fluent Inc., the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), has announced the immediate release of FloWizard V2 today. FloWizard leads in "rapid flow modeling" a flexible approach to CFD simulation that allows for accurate and quick engineering design validation much earlier in the product development cycle. FloWizard V2 builds on the success of the product's 2004 debut, which already gained a strong following in the design engineering community worldwide.

"Where CFD is still often perceived as a complex, scientific discipline, FloWizard now brings the ability to rapidly model flows to all stages in the product design process," said Paul Bemis, Vice President of Marketing at Fluent. "With the release of FloWizard V2, and its availability on our unique Remote Simulation Facility (RSolve), we can now offer flow modeling solutions on large parallel clusters starting at only $7000 per year (US). Offering such a fully integrated solution using a ‘pay as you go' delivery subscription service is yet another 'industry first' introduced by Fluent in the CAE industry."

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Events: Fluent Scandinavia User Group Meeting 2005
Posted Mon August 22, 2005 @09:33AM
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News Fluent Sweden invites its commercial software users to the Fluent Scandinavia User Group Meeting 2005, which take place on the 19-20 of September at the Scandic Crown Hotel, Polhemsplatsen in Gothenburg.

This year’s event will include the latest updates on our software, technical presentations by users, and lectures from Fluent staff - all designed to help you get the most out of your investment in CFD. You also have the opportunity to meet our hardware and software partners.

To register please complete the online registration form at the conference website.

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