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Intelligent Light's Applied Research Group - Advancing the State of the Art in CFD
Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @08:43PM
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News Intelligent Light has expanded its reach and ability to help CFD practitioners by establishing the Applied Research Group headed by Dr. Earl P. N. Duque. The impact of the Applied Research Group is already being felt on the leading edge of CFD and will advance the state of the art in CFD for years to come. Beneficiaries of the work include Intelligent Light customers, users of the FIELDVIEW CFD post-processing software and the CFD community in general.

The group’s capabilities have already been demonstrated in its collaborations and contracted efforts with a number of HPC users, and through its contributions to the academic community via research collaborations at leading universities and national research laboratories.

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New Software: STAR-CCM+ V2.04 Speeds Up Analysis
Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @01:06PM
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CD-adapco From its first release in 2004, STAR-CCM+ has impressed the CFD community with its rapid pace of development. Written “from the ground up” using a modular programming style and the latest programming techniques, STAR-CCM+ is an entirely new concept in CFD.

Innovations such as built-in surface-wrapping, advanced automated meshing (creating either polyhedral or predominantly hexahedral control volumes) and the ability to “copy and paste” meshes and model set-ups between calculations have quickly established STAR-CCM+ a reputation for producing high-quality simulation results in a single code with minimum user effort.

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Events: CFD SEMINAR - ESI UK - December 5th 2006
Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @03:12PM
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ESI Group ESI UK announces a free CFD seminar at The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, UK on December 5, 2006.

The day will include an overview of ESI Group's CFD Ace and CADalyzer, simulation of fuel cells, multiphysics simulation of MEMS applications, plasma and chemical vapour as well as CFD simulation of semi-conductor process and design.

There will also be a presentation from Oxford Brookes University on computational techniques in biomedical engineering.

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Interview with Richard Bardwell of Sharc Ltd.
Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @11:37AM
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News Richard Bardwell started Sharc Ltd. in 1997 with Dr. Mark Gallagher. Their mission is to promote and develop automated CFD. They have satisfied a major part of their mission by developing Harpoon, the extreme mesher that turns the days and long hours usually required to create a useful mesh into an automatic process that creates high-quality meshes in minutes. Based in Manchester, Sharc is also the distributor for CEI’s full line of products in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

We talked to Richard to find out a bit more about the man behind the mesher.

How did you become involved in simulation?
I started straight out of the University of Manchester, beginning in the loads and dynamics department at BAE Systems. I used simple NASTRAN models and aero calcs to predict flutter on the Airbus A340. I then moved to GEC, where I was involved in the Towed Decoy on the Eurofighter project. After that, I worked on the Brimstone missile project for the Harrier and Tornado. From there it was to Rover/BMW, where I helped introduce CFD, working on the external aerodynamics of 4x4 vehicles. My final stop before Sharc was with Boeing in Seattle, where I did flutter calcs on the Boeing 737 NG (Next Generation).

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New Software: ESI Group Unveils New CFD Products
Posted Fri November 10, 2006 @10:38AM
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News At their recent International CFD Users Conference, ESI Group announced the release of the 2007 version of their CFD products.

ESI's Advanced CFD solutions include CFD-ACE+ for multidisciplinary and multi-physics simulation, CFD-FASTRAN for aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic simulation, and CFD-CAD alyzer for CAD integrated CFD simulation. Richard Thoms , CFD Product Manager says “The new physics in Version 2007 will strengthen our multiphysics capability and each new feature in Version 2007 is serially tested and validated to offer robust and reliable solution for our customers across the board. He continues “With the resounding positive feedback from our users in semiconductor, automotive, aerospace, fuel cell, MEMS and microfluidics industry, I am confident that Version 2007 will offer great business value to our customers.”

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Events: ESI Group Announces Training Dates for 2007
Posted Wed November 08, 2006 @04:22PM
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Announcements ESI Group, the world leader in advanced CFD, has announced training dates for 2007.

ESI Group’s CFD training solution is built by taking into consideration your basic, intermediate and advanced training needs. In addition to standard courses, ESI Group offers a dedicated training program tailored to your needs and knowledge of the software, with flexible training times, content and duration. Customized courses take place either at one of ESI Group’s worldwide learning facilities or on-site at your facility.

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