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Events: OpenFOAM International Conference 2008
Posted Wed July 30, 2008 @09:07PM
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Announcements OpenFOAM is the leading Open Source CFD software with a large and rapidly growing international user base across the industrial and academic sectors.

2007 saw the introduction of the OpenFOAM International Conference in London. The event brought together users, developers, academics and industry managers. More than 100 delegates from over 25 countries assembled to hear presentations and exchange views on topics ranging from multi-phase flow to industrial optimisation enabled by the versatile OpenFOAM toolbox.

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Events: Abstract Deadline for 9th Overset Symposium
Posted Wed July 30, 2008 @09:05PM
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Announcements Abstracts for the 9th Symposium on Overset Composite Grid and Solution Technology are due 1 AUGUST 2008.

The Symposium will be held 14-16 October 2008 on the Penn State campus in State College, Pennsylvania. In addition, there will be a series of pre-conference short courses on 13 October which will cover overset solvers, tools, grid generation, and visualization.

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Eliminate HPC I/O Bottlenecks in CFD Applications
Posted Mon July 28, 2008 @01:11PM
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News Panasas, an industry leader in parallel file systems and parallel storage, provides technology to maximize utlization of HPC clusters by removing CFD application I/O bottlenecks between the compute infrastructure and the storage system.

Contemporary CFD software that is designed to leverage the benefits of parallel file systems, such as FLUENT, STAR-CD, STAR-CCM+, CFD++, AcuSolve, and others, have demonstrated significant performance gains with clusters that include Panasas parallel storage over conventional NAS/NFS storage architectures.

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Application: CFD Leads to Better Power Tool Design
Posted Thu July 24, 2008 @02:46PM
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Application AEG Electric Tools GmbH, one of the market-leading manufacturers of heavy-duty portable electric power tools for professionals, uses Flomerics EFD.Lab fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for optimizing airflow and cooling effects in their power tools.

"On a recent project we used EFD.Lab and we were able to get the engine running 20% cooler, and also we obtained this improvement much faster than before," said Markus Wörner, design engineer at AEG.

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Application: Simulation Helps Glass Manufacturers Understand Complex Melter Phenomena
Posted Mon July 21, 2008 @02:51PM
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Application By Bruno A. Purnode,
Owens Corning Science & Technology Center,
Ohio, U.S.A.

The glass industry annually produces 21 million tons of consumer goods valued at $28 billion. Energy costs for this volume of goods account for approximately 15 percent of production costs. Theoretically, glassmaking requires about 2.2 million BTUs of energy per ton of glass, but usually more than twice that amount is actually used due to various system losses.

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New Software: OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM V1.5
Posted Fri July 18, 2008 @06:59AM
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News OpenCFD are pleased to announce a major, new release of version 1.5 of their OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox.

Version 1.5 contains improvements for simpler setup, running and post-processing of OpenFOAM cases, including new command line execution and argument features, dictionary directives and macro substitution and improvements to parallel scaling on larger number of processors.

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