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Education: Fluent Contributes to Fluid Mechanics Textbook
Posted Sun December 18, 2005 @10:52PM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announced today its contribution to the new undergraduate engineering textbook by James Wilkes; Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition, with Microfluidics and CFD, published by Prentice Hall.

This Second Edition is a revision of the best selling fluid mechanics book for chemical engineers. Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Dr. Wilkes has authored several textbooks in the area of numerical methods and this latest book provides a comprehensive overview of numerical methods specific to the field of fluid mechanics.

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New Software: FLUENT 6.3 Beta Release Shows Improved Linux Performance
Posted Thu December 15, 2005 @03:40PM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, today announces that the recently released beta version of its flagship flow simulation software, FLUENT 6.3, includes significant performance improvements on the Linux operating system (OS), stemming from the adoption of Intel® C++ Compiler 9.0 for Linux.

Using the Intel C++ Compiler, FLUENT 6.3 beta has been compared to nine typical CFD examples and shows performance improvements ranging from a few percent up to as much as 50%.

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New Software: CFturbo Version 5 Released
Posted Wed December 14, 2005 @08:53AM
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News A new version of CFturbo has been released in November 2005. CFturbo V5 is an affordable, easy-to-use turbomachinery design software for high-quality radial and mixed-flow pumps and fans including volutes.

The software has interfaces to all relevant commercial CAD-systems and meshing software packages in order to streamline the turbomachinery design and recomputation process.

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HP to Offer Pay-Per-Use CFD Service
Posted Mon December 12, 2005 @09:58AM
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News HP has unveiled utility computing services that enable multiple customers to access HP's dedicated, publicly available computing resources at variable prices.

By using HP Flexible Computing Services, companies can quickly acquire additional IT resources as needed. The cost-per-unit pricing is ideal for customers with compute-intensive jobs that can outstrip the capacity found even in very well-equipped IT environments.

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Testing, CFD at Center of Shuttle Foam Ramp Debate
Posted Fri December 09, 2005 @05:36PM
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News NASA managers plan to meet next week to discuss whether to ship a shuttle external fuel tank to Florida in early February without so-called PAL ramp wind delectors in hopes wind tunnel tests and computer modeling will prove the ramps aren't needed to shield external pressurization lines and a cable tray from aerodynamic buffeting.

"The thing that I'm keenly interested in is the actual test data," LeRoy Cain, manager of launch processing at the Kennedy Space Center, said. "The CFD, it will either confirm or not confirm whatever the test data says is right. But that flow field is non intuitive. It's extremely complex."

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New Software: Geomagic Introduces Geomagic Blade
Posted Fri December 09, 2005 @03:33PM
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News Geomagic has introduced Geomagic Blade, the first software extension developed specifically for turbine blade inspection, at Power-Gen International in Las Vegas. Geomagic Blade is purpose-built to satisfy the need for greater ease of use, speed and quality in all areas of turbine blade inspection, including aerospace, turbine-generated power grid, propulsion turbines, specialized compression equipment, and others.

Geomagic Blade extends Geomagic Qualify computer-aided inspection (CAI) software to provide special features that have been tested and verified by leading turbo-machinery companies such as GE Power Systems, Honeywell, Howmet, PCC Airfoils LLC, Pratt &. Whitney, Solar Turbines, Siemens and others.

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