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Two-Phase Modeling Using PHOENICS
Posted Mon November 14, 2005 @10:50AM
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Help Desk Arnie writes "Hi,

I am working on a project for simulating two-phase steam-water flows using PHOENICS. Is there anybody familiar with PHOENICS? I am unable to fully understand the meaning of variables: 'CFIPS' and 'CINT'.

Also I would appreciate if you could suggest me some text reference for two-phase CFD. If anybody has done any such boiling/condensation simulations, help me out and if you could, please give me a comparison of the capability of present day CFD codes to simulate two-phase boiling/condensation flows.

Thanks a lot for your time and consideration.

Arnie"

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Events: CD-adapco Affirms Leadership in High-Performance CFD at Supercomputing 2005
Posted Mon November 14, 2005 @10:45AM
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CD-adapco CD-adapco will be well-represented at Supercomputing 2005, November 12-18, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, WA. Bill Gates will be delivering the keynote, as thousands of visitors descend upon Seattle to learn firsthand the newest technologies and applications available in high performance computing (HPC).

Having been on the leading edge of HPC for CFD for over 10 years, it makes perfect sense for CD-adapco to have a broad presence at this conference.

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New Software: AxSTREAM Version 1.7.02 Released
Posted Mon November 14, 2005 @10:41AM
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News SoftInWay, Inc., one of the leading providers of turbomachinery design software, has released a new version 1.7.02 of AxSTREAM™ - a professional powerful software suite that encompasses the complete engineering process of turbomachinery flow path conceptual design and multidisplinary optimization.

AxSTREAM version 1.7.02 adds some important new features to amend and enrich the product's capabilities in turbomachinery design and optimization.

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Business: Blue Ridge Numerics Moves Up Deloitte Fast 500
Posted Fri November 11, 2005 @05:07PM
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CFdesign Blue Ridge Numerics leapfrogged 194 fast growth public and private companies in North America on the 2005 Deloitte Fast 500 thanks to 709% revenue growth driven by industry adoption of CFdesign upfront CFD software.

Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, from 20002004. Blue Ridge is the 224th fastest technology company in North America. This marks the second year the company has made the coveted list, previously ranking number 418 in 2004.

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Application: Seagate Builds Reliability with Coolit
Posted Fri November 11, 2005 @05:01PM
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Application Seagate prides itself on the reliability of its hard drives and counts on Coolit to help it create thermal designs that ensure this high reliability.

Take for example, a low cost, 3-1/2 inch external hard drive that was developed for the retail desktop market. The unit was cooled by conduction and free convection, and air had to move freely through the unit whether it was in the vertical or horizontal position. Fans were not an option for cost and acoustical reasons.

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Classical CFD Test Cases With Data
Posted Thu November 10, 2005 @11:15AM
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News This website hosts descriptions of a number of variations of the classical 2D lid driven cavity CFD test case.

The site discusses physical, mathematical, and numerical apsects of the flows and contains figures and tables of the author's results. The site also includes downloadable data files and FORTRAN routines for working with the data.

The website appears to be the work of Dr. Ercan Erturk, Assistant Professor at the Gebze Institute of Technology in Turkey.

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