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GM Brazil Selects EnSight for Visualization
Posted Sun April 16, 2006 @03:56PM
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Post Processing General Motors of Brazil (GMB) has purchased three licenses of CEIís EnSight to visualize, analyze and communicate simulation results from the companyís Vehicle Synthesis, Analysis and Simulation (VSAS) division. The sale was made by Engineering Simulation and Scientific Software (ESSS), CEIís South American distributor and Brazilís leading supplier of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) solutions.

ďEnSight gives us good tools to support problem analysis and generate animations that improve communication within our engineering community,Ē says Roberto P. Ramos, VSAS manager at General Motors of Brazil. ďThe high-quality animations that we can create in EnSight and the ability to compare different case scenarios is integral to our work.Ē

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Application: Seagate Cures PC Hot Spot
Posted Sun April 16, 2006 @03:47PM
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Application Seagateís Design Service Center enlisted Coolit thermal & flow analysis software to solve a puzzling thermal problem for a customer's PC design. Though the high density power model was shoe-horned into a small, forced air-cooled cabinet, the unit's 6 cfm fan and large front vent should have been adequate to handle the heat load. But the system's hard drive was overheating.

To pinpoint the trouble source, Seagate built a Coolit model and found that, while some cooling air was making its way to the hard drive, a significant portion was not and, instead, circulating back out the intake vent. Air around the hard drive, essentially, was forming a stagnant pocket up against the top of the enclosure.

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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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