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Business: Design Tech Systems to Distribute AxSTREAM in India
Posted Mon February 25, 2008 @09:38AM
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News SoftInWay, an innovator in advanced turbo-machinery design software, today announced that it has increased its sales and service network in India by adding Design Tech Systems to its team of international distributors for distribution of its AxSTREAM™ Suite of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization software for axial and centrifugal compressors, turbines and other types of turbomachinery.

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STAR-Works Reviewed, Awarded Pick of the Week
Posted Wed February 20, 2008 @10:22AM
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News STAR-Works, CD-adapco’s CAD-embedded CFD tool for SolidWorks has been chosen by DE’s Editor-at-Large Tony Lockwood as his Pick of the Week.

In reviewing the product, Lockwood had this to say: "STAR-Works 14.4 integrates directly into SolidWorks, becoming a natural, nudge-free part of your SolidWorks design cycle. Since STAR-Works 14.4 is powered by CD-adapco’s world-class STAR-CCM+ solver technology, it is industrial strength. Only it does not make you suffer trying to use out-of-your class power. In spite of its power, STAR-Works is for designers and project engineers who need to ensure that they are on the right track, not analysis Ph.D.s, although the high priests can certainly leverage it."

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Business: Evolution of Commercial CFD
Posted Wed February 20, 2008 @10:17AM
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News syguy writes
"The evolution of the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) industry from the original pioneers makes for an interesting trip through time. Join me as I trace the ancestry of current day CFD vendors in Evolution of Commercial CFD."

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New Software: Introducing CFdesign for PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0
Posted Fri February 15, 2008 @04:35PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics today announced the immediate availability of CFdesign for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, providing a parametric CAD-driven flow and thermal analysis environment ideally suited for mechanical, thermal, and mechatronics design engineers. Providing added flexibility for PTC customers, this new edition of CFdesign also supports CoCreate OneSpace 3D.

A long-time PTC Platinum Partner Solution, CFdesign for Pro/ENGINEER empowers engineers who want answers early in the process and don’t have time to work through the inherent barriers found in traditional CFD.

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CD-adapco's German Office Moving
Posted Fri February 15, 2008 @04:30PM
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News On Friday 15th February CD-adapco will close the door for the final time in Nürnberg's HDI Tower, the place that CD-adapco Germany has called ‘home’ for more than a decade.

The reason? CD-adapco has outgrown its old home and is moving to a plush purpose built office in the new state-of-the-art Nordostpark development, located close to Nürnberg airport.

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Application: Predicting Transformer Hot Spots Using Multiphysics Simulation
Posted Thu February 14, 2008 @05:34PM
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Application By Jacek Smolka and Andrzej J. Nowak,
Silesian University of Technology,
Gliwice, Poland

Electrical transformers transfer current from one circuit to another. Their primary purpose is to reduce the voltage in the electrical energy that is being delivered in order to supply devices at appropriate voltage level.

Transformers normally consist of multiple sets of coils, also known as windings, which wrap around a ferromagnetic core. The coils are responsible for either inducing a magnetic field or assuming a transferred, induced current created by that magnetic field. This process results in high temperatures (hot spots) in the core and coils, which directly influence power losses and durability.

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