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New Software: Download a Free Trial Version of STAR-CCM+
Posted Fri April 21, 2006 @03:03PM
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News Are you thinking of upgrading your CFD solution? Are you new to CFD and want to try out an easy-to-use code to introduce you to the benefits, process and terminology of flow simulation? Why not try CD-adapco's "next generation" solution, STAR-CCM+, complete with an extensive set of example cases, for FREE?

CD-adapco has produced a package specifically designed to introduce new users to STAR-CCM+ and CFD. The package includes a license free, cut-down version of STAR-CCM+ and a set of tutorials that introduce just some of STAR-CCM+’s capabilities.

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Events: Simulating Flow and Thermal Problems in the CAD Environment
Posted Fri April 21, 2006 @02:54PM
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News CD-adapco invites you to attend a series of free webinars on CAD-embedded flow and thermal simulation: the STAR-CAD Series. Each webinar will be tailored to a different CAD or PLM system: Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, Unigraphics NX and CATIA V5.

CAD-embedded CFD enables Design Engineers to solve flow and thermal problems within the environment of their CAD package. This delivers a number of advantages over the traditional CFD process.

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Eberspächer and Fluent Developing CFD Technology to Design Automotive Diesel Filters
Posted Thu April 20, 2006 @08:39AM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, and J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG, a leading German automotive parts manufacturer, have announced a joint collaboration to develop a diesel particulate filter simulation tool. This new tool will allow companies to computationally design and optimise particulate filters in passenger car and truck applications with respect to soot loading and regeneration behavior for a filter's projected full lifecycle before it is even manufactured.

Increasingly, people in urban landscapes are experiencing deleterious health effects resulting from prolonged exposure to microscopic dust particles, especially particulates coming from the increasing numbers of diesel powered trucks and cars on our roads.

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Sun Sets World Records for MCAE Applications Performance
Posted Wed April 19, 2006 @04:58PM
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Hardware Sun Microsystems has set new world records for performance running LS-DYNA and Fluent software in real world scenarios on their Sun Fire x64 servers.

Keeping up the record-setting trend started by a 16-node cluster of Sun Fire X2100 servers on EXA's PowerFLOW CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) application, the 32-node cluster -- now powered by AMD's Opteron Model 156 processor, the highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron 100 series processor -- set two new world records on LS-DYNA and Fluent benchmarks. These benchmarks are based on the popular versions of the respective MCAE applications heavily used in the automotive, aerospace and consumer products industries.

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New Software: Icemax Release Includes 64-bit Support
Posted Wed April 19, 2006 @01:17PM
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News Fluent Inc., the world leaders in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software & services today announces the release of version 2.2 of its Icemax software, the world's fastest circuit extraction tool for analyzing advanced IC package designs.

The new version of the Icemax solver comes with 64-bit OS support, practically eliminating the limit on the complexity of electrical models that can be generated. As the packaging industry gets ready to meet the challenges of next-generation packaging technologies, including System-in-Package (SiP), Package-in-Package (PiP), Package-on-Package (PoP) etc., the 64-bit version of Icemax will prove to be an invaluable addition in design flows. Customers will no longer be restricted by the memory limitations intrinsic to 32-bit operating systems.

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Application: The Difficulty of Simulating Blood Flow
Posted Mon April 17, 2006 @03:13PM
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Application Mechanical Engineering magazine is featuring an article with researchers at Rice University who have spent years perfecting a CFD method to simulate blood flow through a blood pump. Because half of blood volume is composed of red blood cells and the rest is liquid plasma, the fluid behaves differently than air or water would.
According to Behr, "Classic mechanical engineering materials don't have a timescale. Water doesn't. But blood has all these capsules and droplets that can be stretched. The timescale is the time it takes for one of these blood cells to relax back to its shape once it's stretched."

And if the pump rotor were to shear those droplets, hemoglobin could be freed from the cells and leak into the plasma. At a particular mix, that hemoglobin in the plasma becomes toxic to the patient. The Baylor researchers wanted an application that could analyze for shear, which was obviously important to pump design.

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