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New Software: POLYFLOW 3.11 Extends Its Complex Physics in a User-Friendly Way
Posted Fri June 22, 2007 @11:36AM
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News ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has released POLYFLOW(R) 3.11 software for the analysis of polymer processing and glass forming. This new version of POLYFLOW further extends the vast library of viscoelastic models by adding the Leonov viscoelastic model and a simplified viscoelastic model for extrusion.

For thermoforming and blow molding applications, POLYFLOW 3.11 offers a simple thermo-mechanical stress capability to calculate deformations during cooling.

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Application: Eclipse Combustion Optimizes Industrial Air Heaters with Gas Burners in Two Weeks
Posted Fri June 22, 2007 @07:45AM
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Application Eclipse Combustion used EFD.Lab, a general purpose engineering fluid dynamics software from Flomerics Ltd., to quickly design and optimize a large industrial air heater with burner in record time.

“EFD.Lab helped us design a better air heater. Based on the analysis results, we even took out some of the parts we normally used as extra reserves to cover any eventuality,” said Ad Heijmans, development manager at Eclipse. The entire design and verification process took less than two months: two weeks for analysis and the rest on communicating with their customer.

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Events: Optimizing Chemical Reactor Performance with Computer Simulation
Posted Thu June 21, 2007 @05:23PM
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News ANSYS will present a webinar on Optimizing Chemical Reactor Performance on July 25, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

In the process and energy industries, significant engineering effort goes into better understanding and management of chemical reactions. With recent emphasis on new material design, energy savings, greenhouse gas reduction, pollution abatement and increased safety concerns, chemical engineers are turning to detailed three-dimensional virtual prototyping for optimization of complex reactors. Recent advances in computer and modeling technology are providing insights into the detailed effects of transport, equipment components, and overall reactor performance.

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Nick Wyman to Head New Research Group at Pointwise
Posted Thu June 21, 2007 @05:02PM
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Announcements Pointwise is pleased to announce that Nick Wyman has been named Director of Applied Research. The goal of the new Applied Research Group is to partner with other companies and government organizations on development projects that will directly impact Pointwise’s products.

Nick has been actively developing Pointwise software for over 9 years. As Manager of Product Development, he led the team through many releases of Gridgen, the reliable CFD mesher, and development of the soon to be released, state-of-the-art, Pointwise product. Prior to joining Pointwise, Nick performed CFD analysis for a wide variety of industries and developed mesh generation software for turbomachinery.

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New Software: Flowmaster Launches V7 Automotive
Posted Thu June 21, 2007 @04:56PM
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News Flowmaster are pleased to announce the launch of the Automotive variant of their flagship product Flowmaster V7.

This technology rich architecture supports Flowmaster’s vision within the automotive industry to: fully support the Digital Car, bringing analysts and designers together to facilitate collaboration and enable thermo-fluid system design at an Enterprise level.

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Events: 2007 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
Posted Thu June 14, 2007 @09:48AM
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Announcements Flow Science, Inc. announces its 2007 FLOW-3D World Users Conference on September 20-21, 2007 at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas.

FLOW-3D users from around the world will present their studies, analyses, and results obtained using FLOW-3D, including benchmarks, case studies, and research projects. The Flow Science team will present their ongoing development plans, demonstrate the new capabilities of Version 9.2 and be available to answer users’ questions about the software.

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