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New Software: CEI Releases New 3D Geometry Player
Posted Mon September 18, 2006 @10:35AM
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Post Processing CEI has released Reveal, a new 3D geometry player for viewing, analyzing and manipulating complex visualization scenarios created in EnSight or other applications based on Apex, CEI’s framework for cross-platform graphics development.

Reveal spreads the power of extreme visualization across the enterprise. Engineers and scientists can import multiple scenarios from EnSight into Reveal to share selected visualizations with colleagues, partners, customers and others. The actual Reveal application can be embedded into the file, requiring no downloading or licensing for those receiving the visualization.

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Events: International Oil and Gas CFD Conference
Posted Mon September 18, 2006 @07:11AM
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Announcements The preliminary agenda for this year’s International Oil and Gas CFD Conference (IOCC) has been announced, with an impressive schedule of speakers. The event will take place in London on November 30th and December 1st, 2006.

British Petroleum, Shell Global Solutions and Halliburton are presenting papers, along with a wide range of other oil and gas operators and researchers from across the world.

Presentations will focus on applications including separation, refinery modelling, LNG and CNG modelling and subsea flow modelling.

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Application: ANSYS CFX is the CFD Tool of Choice for LaunchPoint’s Pediatric Maglev VAD
Posted Sun September 17, 2006 @03:04PM
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Application At Goleta-area venture engineering firm LaunchPoint Technologies, simulation and virtual prototyping have become an integral part of the engineering design cycle. With tight project schedules and limited budgets being commonplace, engineers are often required to predict the performance of new designs or processes even before they reach manufacturing. So by rigorously maintaining the importance of simulation analysis in design optimization of a flow system, LaunchPoint is able to exceed the increasing expectations of demanding clients.

But experts in fields such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) need powerful tools to enable their expertise, and not all CFD solutions are created equal. That is why LaunchPoint Technologies has selected ANSYS® CFX® as the simulation tool of choice for the design of the Pediatric VAD (Ventricular Assist Device) currently being researched.

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Events: Effective Use of CFD for In-flight Icing Certification
Posted Sun September 17, 2006 @03:02PM
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Announcements The Barcelona SuperComputing Center and Newmerical Technologies Int. will jointly present a course on aircraft icing simulation: Effective Use of CFD for In-flight Icing Certification from October 30 to November 2, 2006 in Barcelona, Spain.

Aircraft, Helicopters and UAVs flying through icing clouds encounter the problem of ice formation on critical surfaces and on engines. This can jeopardize flight by altering aerodynamic performance and handling qualities.

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New Software: CD-adapco Unveils Latest CAD-Embedded Flow and Thermal Simulation Tools
Posted Wed September 13, 2006 @09:23PM
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News CD-adapco has announced the STAR-CAD Series V4.10, the latest version of the industry leading CAD and PLM -embedded simulation tools that enable engineers and designers to perform industrial strength Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) calculations from within the comfort of their preferred CAD environment.

STAR-CAD Series Product Manager, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, described the rationale behind the latest release: “We simply asked our customers how they would like us to improve the products and then we went away and implemented their suggestions” he says. “We have implemented over 90% of their suggested enhancements, resulting in a better, more intuitive product.”

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F1 Technical Directors Unhappy With CFD Based Rules Change
Posted Mon September 11, 2006 @04:04PM
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News Autosport Magazine is reporting that Formula One technical directors are to present a new "overtaking-friendly" wing package as an alternative to the Centreline Downwash Generating rear wing proposed by the FIA last year.

The CDG wing, unveiled by the FIA in October last year, prompted a lot of engineering debate, with teams unsure it would prove as effective as expected.

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