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Application: The Value of CFD Modeling in Designing a Hydro Plant
Posted Wed October 13, 2010 @08:13AM
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Application The use of CFD modeling to design a proposed hydroelectric facility allowed Manitoba Hydro to verify and adjust its physical model. By combining the use of both tools, utility engineers uncovered design changes that can save on construction costs.

By Kevin M. Sydor and Pamela J. Waterman
First published at HydroWorld.com

In 1911, when Canada's Commission of Conservation first started eyeing the Nelson River as a possible energy source, commission members probably were not thinking about mathematically analyzing flow issues. Since the 1950s, the vision of harnessing this river has become reality through the efforts of Manitoba Hydro, which has built five plants with a total capacity of 3,925 MW along the massive waterway. These plants began operating between 1961 and 1990.

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Combustion 101: Optimizing the Burn
Posted Fri October 08, 2010 @04:46PM
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Announcements Mentor Graphics will host Combustion 101: Optimizing the Burn on October 26th at 2pm EST.

In this web seminar we will discuss problem areas that engineers in the combustion industry often encounter and how the use of 'Concurrent CFD' heat transfer and fluid flow analysis enables Design Engineers to have a direct and positive influence on the reliability and optimization of modern combustion product designs.

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Events: High Efficiency Steam Turbine Design
Posted Fri October 08, 2010 @04:42PM
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Announcements SoftInWay invites turbomachinery engineers to take part in Design of High Efficiency Steam Turbine in AxSTREAM to be held Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

The webinar will demonstrate the steps of steam turbine design on a 1D and 2D level, with particular focus on the influence of different factors on turbine efficiency. The webinar will conclude with 3D blade design and validation using FEA and CFD.

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Pointwise Sponsors SAE Aero Design Competition
Posted Thu October 07, 2010 @04:44PM
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News As a sponsor of SAE International’s Aero Design® West, Pointwise is making its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software available without charge to students participating in the SAE Aero Design competition in both the east and west events. The SAE Aero Design West competition will be in Fort Worth, TX, 18-20 March 2011.

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New Software: Sharc Launches Generic Solver Interface
Posted Thu October 07, 2010 @04:39PM
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News Sharc is proud to announce the launch of Submarine, a generic solver interface module within the extreme meshing tool Harpoon v4.2a

Submarine combines the powerful meshing capabilities of Harpoon with solvers such as OpenFOAM and Fluent, to produce an extremely simple environment for meshing, solving and visualising the most complex CFD problems.

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New Software: Symscape Patch Updated for OpenFOAM 1.7.x
Posted Thu October 07, 2010 @04:33PM
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News Symscape has updated its open source Windows patch for the latest OpenFOAM® release (v1.7.x).

As with the previous patch version this also supports 64-bit compilation using the MinGW-w64 cross-compiler and parallel computation using the native Windows MPI implementation provided by the free Microsoft HPC SDK and also available on Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 for clusters.

OpenFOAM is a registered trademark of OpenCFD and is unaffiliated with Symscape.

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