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New Software: ADT Announces Release of TURBOdesignSuite 3.0
Posted Thu June 05, 2008 @04:12PM
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News Advanced Design Technology, the global leader in turbomachinery blade design is pleased to announce the release of TURBOdesignSuite V3.

TURBOdesignSuite represents an important milestone in the development of advanced aerodynamic design codes based on inverse design approach for 3D design of all kinds of Turbomachinery.

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Making CFD More Usable for the Masses
Posted Thu June 05, 2008 @04:08PM
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Help Desk pockets writes I'm currently using CosmosFloworks, with some aggravation. Have reviewed and demo'ed CFX, and have found it to be at the other extreme - a much more "Cadillac" model of CFD software (lots of variables may be set), however it's not nearly as User-friendly as Ansys Workbench or Solidworks (or the aforementioned FWx).

I'm aware that there are many CFD-code products in the marketplace; not looking for a shot-gun approach to the market, just some User-based comments (+ or -; it's worth it to know what not to demo) on CFD product.

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Events: Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008
Posted Tue June 03, 2008 @03:10PM
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News Pointwise, Inc. is pleased to announce the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008 will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth on 5-6 November, 2008.

The meeting will include special Pointwise and Gridgen training seminars, presentations by Pointwise staff on new product developments, exhibits by our partners, and user presentations.

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Application: HVAC Cross Flow Fan Aero-Acoustics
Posted Tue June 03, 2008 @03:09PM
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Application By Dr. Teng-Kiat Lim
Chee-Onn Chan
Department of Research and Application,
O.Y.L. R&D Center,
Selangor, Malaysia

OYL R&D have been using FLUENT since 2004. As experience within the CAE group has grown with FLUENT, so our experimental testing and prototyping procedures have been greatly optimized.

The CAE group continues to develop its use and knowledge of CFD in order to provide the best service to our air-conditioner customers.

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Georgia Tech Motorsports Wins CFdesign Award
Posted Mon June 02, 2008 @10:56AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics is pleased to announce the Georgia Institute of Technology Motorsports Team has earned the 2008 FSAE CFdesign computational fluid dynamics award, presented during the Formula SAE 2008 competition held May 14-18th at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

Blue Ridge Academic Program Leader, Maureen Kennedy, presented the award to Georgia Tech Sophomore aerospace engineering student, Tom Kwasniak, for his excellent use of CFD to effectively re-design an intake manifold.

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Application: Simulation of Human Flight in Wingsuits
Posted Wed May 28, 2008 @08:54AM
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Application Flomerics and Matchstick Productions have released a short video which for the first time reveals the complex 3D airflow around a wingsuit that enables human beings to glide through the air like a bird.

The video combines actual footage of human flight in wingsuits with airflow simulations using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.

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