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Events: PLM Road Map 2006
Posted Thu May 11, 2006 @10:32AM
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Announcements CPD Associates is sponsoring PLM Road Map 2006 to be held September 27-28, 2006 in Dearborn, MI.

Join Donald H. Brown, leading industry analysts from CPDA, key industry players, and front-line implementation experts as they discuss their experiences in addressing strategic PLM topics. Find out about their successes in making technology work by linking it across the whole product lifecycle, the obstacles they encountered on the way, and how they developed strategies to overcome them.

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Events: Turbulence Workshop Scheduled
Posted Wed May 10, 2006 @09:23AM
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News Turbulence modelling is a key element in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Despite this, a single mathematical model that covers all kind of turbulent flows has not yet been derived. Instead, an engineer must choose from a wide range of different turbulence models, each having itīs advantages and disadvantages. This is, however, not really surprising since the objective of turbulence modelling is to approximate an extremely complicated phenomenon.

Fluent Sweden AB will host a Turbulence Workshop intended for CFD engineers who face turbulent flows in their daily routine and are looking for efficient ways of ensuring reliable results. The workshop will be held June 7-9, 2006 in Gothenburg.

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Business: Blue Ridge Numerics Receives Strategic Capital Investment
Posted Tue May 09, 2006 @03:28PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics has received an infusion of working capital from a strategic partner, Global Environment Fund, to expand sales and marketing, expedite the development of CFdesign, and sustain leadership of upfront CFD category.

"Todayís financial investment along with the on-going strategic support of GEF provides Blue Ridge Numerics the working capital and resources necessary to fully realize our business mission," stated Blue Ridge president, Ed Williams. "Today we are better positioned to accelerate the rate of innovation to benefit our customers and to capitalize on future opportunities such as acquisitions and a public offering."

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New Software: Extreme CFD Visualization at an Entry-Level Price
Posted Mon May 08, 2006 @02:09PM
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Post Processing CEI has announced EnSight Lite, new software that delivers essential features of the company's EnSight extreme visualization software at half the price. EnSight Lite is aimed at small- and medium-sized companies, large companies looking to maximize their visualization investment across the enterprise, and academic institutions.

"EnSight Lite represents the most advanced visualization functionality ever offered at this price point," says Darin McKinnis, CEI's vice president of marketing and sales. "It offers the powerful core visualization features used by the world's leading engineering and scientific organizations, and provides an easy migration path to other products in the EnSight family."

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SGI Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Posted Mon May 08, 2006 @09:32AM
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News In a move that will reduce corporate debt by $250 million, SGI has announced a reorganization which includes a new CEO and CFO and other management personnel. SGI and its US subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

"We want to assure our customers, our employees and our communities that SGI is operating-business as usual," Dennis P. McKenna, the recently appointed, Chairman and CEO of SGI, stated. "Our customers can continue to rely on SGI for its mission-critical products, services, and support."

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Application: Simulation of Water Circulation Improves Safety of Swimming Pools
Posted Fri May 05, 2006 @08:52AM
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Application Since the 1980ís there have been at least 147 incidents documented of suction entrapment in swimming pools, including 36 deaths. Suction entrapment occurs when a swimmer, usually a small child, is trapped by the suction forces created by the water rushing out of the drain at the bottom of the pool. In some cases swimmers have been trapped underwater until they drowned and in others they have suffered serious injuries to various parts of their bodies.

The swimming pool industry has made serious progress in improving the safety of drains and this has reduced but not eliminated some of the injuries and deaths.

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