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CFD Programs at Grad Schools
Posted Sat April 15, 2006 @09:06PM
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Help Desk Anonymous writes "Iím planning on pursuing a doctorate in CFD. Which universities have departments or faculty that specialize in CFD? Iím not specifically sure on what Iíd focus, but I was considering hypersonic flows or rotary-wing applications."

Any help for our anonymous friend?

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Education: New MSc Programme of Study in CFD
Posted Thu April 13, 2006 @04:42PM
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News Cranfield University has launched an MSc course in CFD. The course begins in October 2006. The course aims to offer a programme of study to enhance the skills of the graduate student and professional engineer, providing a detailed introduction to the fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) together with an insight into the applications of CFD across the breadth of the subject.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has grown from a mathematical curiosity to become an essential tool in almost every branch of fluid dynamics, from aerospace propulsion to weather prediction. In design and development, CFD programs are now considered to be standard numerical tools, widely utilised within industry.

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Events: CEIViz '06 a Great Success
Posted Thu April 13, 2006 @04:38PM
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Post Processing Ensight's CEIViz '06 conference was a great success, we want to thank all those who participated to make this event such a huge success. Here are some pictures from the conference, links to the conference papers and also winners of the image/animation awards.

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Engineers, Pilots Recall First Shuttle Launch on 25th Anniversary
Posted Wed April 12, 2006 @04:35PM
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News There are several interesting recounts of the first space shuttle flight on April 12, 1981. The astronauts called the shuttle "A test pilot's dream" and several Boeing engineers describe their work developing the spacecraft and their feelings watching the first launch.

Zakrzewski describes the engineering work pretty complex for its time. ďIt was a very dynamic environment with the aerodynamics. When the forward booster separation motors would fire, the entire airflow around the Shuttle was disturbed considerably. The shock waves would come over the front nose of the Orbiter. Itís a very unpredictable environment. I donít even think current Computational Fluid Dynamics programs could predict that environment adequately. So we had to do a lot of wind tunnel testing,Ē he explained.

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Walt Gillette: Just Plane Genius
Posted Tue April 11, 2006 @10:58AM
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News A recent Business Week article chronicles the achievements of Boeing engineer Walt Gillette as he approaches retirement after 37 years designing aircraft. Included in the story is a recount of his early use of CFD:

Gillette used an analytical method called computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to crack the toughest design problems, including figuring out how to sling powerful new engines on the wings of a small 737. "Every time we tried to put one of those big fat nacelles [engine enclosures] close to the wing, we got terrible aerodynamic interference between the nacelle and the wing," Gillette recalled. "The extra drag made it unacceptable."

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Events: Flow Induced Noise Simulation Seminar
Posted Tue April 11, 2006 @03:50AM
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Announcements Do your products suffer from flow-induced noise? Are you facing severe noise problems due to rotating blowers, fans or HVAC systems? Would you like to reduce noise at the design stage or quickly model the noise radiated by an open sunroof, wing mirrors or A-pillars, in order to improve your product quality?

Join LMS for an aero-acoustics webinar to learn how the aero-acoustics simulation tools from LMS can help you evaluate the noise from unsteady flow phenomena like vortex shedding and turbulent boundary layers by coupling Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods with Computational Acoustics.

The seminar will be held twice on April 20th, 2006. Once at 10am Brussels time and again at 2pm Detroit time.

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