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Survey: CFD-MCAD Integration
Posted Wed September 27, 2006 @02:26PM
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Announcements How important is CFD-MCAD integration to you? How many people are using MCAD integrated solutions currently?

Flomerics is hosting a quick survey of MCAD integrated CFD usage and would like your input. As an incentive, all survey participants will be entered into a prize draw for a TomTom Navigation System.

Flomerics has also promised to share the results of the survey with the readers of CFD Review. So, go ahead and take the survey now.

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Application: German Researchers Use EnSight to Unlock Mysteries of the Circulatory System
Posted Wed September 27, 2006 @08:41AM
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Post Processing by Douglas Clark

A young woman checked into University Hospital Freiburg in southwestern Germany, complaining of numbness in her arms and signs of a mild stroke. Relying on conventional diagnostic techniques, local physicians soon found that the young woman was suffering from a fairly uncommon condition consisting of a blood clot in the aortic arch, a part of the body’s main artery, the aorta.

The condition was effectively treated with a standard treatment: a simple prescription of a blood-thinning agent, such as aspirin or warfarin. But with the stroke reversed and other symptoms relieved, the young woman no doubt still had questions and concerns about her health. Was this a one-time occurrence, and would there be any further medical consequences? And what had caused this to happen in the first place?

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New Software: CAD Connection Software Links Design and Simulation
Posted Mon September 25, 2006 @08:45AM
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News Fluent Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has announced the release of Fluent Connection 1.1 software that helps streamline the process of creating simulation models based on design data from leading computer-aided design (CAD) packages.

Integrating core CAE technologies with the most popular independent design tools has been a key part of the ANSYS strategy for nearly a decade; this latest release brings direct integration to the Fluent products as well.

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Events: EnSight Training Offered
Posted Mon September 25, 2006 @08:39AM
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News CEI will hold two training courses for their EnSight visualization software in October near their headquarters in North Carolina.

Advanced EnSight Training
October 17-18, 2006

The advanced training course is a hands-on class that focuses on sophisticated features and options in EnSight, especially those related to animation. Either prior attendance in an introductory class or significant practical experience with EnSight is a prerequisite.

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Application: Surfing Scientists Use Harpoon to Design Custom Surfboards
Posted Fri September 22, 2006 @12:39PM
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Application Two surfers in Hoboken, NJ, have set out to make their mark on the sport of surfing, but their plan doesn’t include riding the perfect wave. Instead, they’ve taken to the lab with another strategy in mind.

Dror Kodman and Brian Sweeney are master’s degree candidates in the Product Architecture and Engineering (PAE) program, directed by Professor John Nastasi, at Stevens Institute of Technology. Working under the guidance of Dr. Len Imas, the two surfing scientists are jointly working on a master’s thesis that aims to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to match a surfer and surfing conditions to an optimal surfboard design.

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Application: Optimizing Ruggedized Power Supplies
Posted Fri September 22, 2006 @08:30AM
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Application Canadian electronics manufacturer, Filtran is using CoolitPCB to design ruggedized power supplies for a major military telecom application in which ambient temperature pushes against the upper design limit of the components. Because little margin is available, accurate thermal analysis is crucial.

Filtran first heard of CoolitPCB from another manufacturer during its search for an effective, low-cost thermal analysis software.

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