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CD and ICCM Begin Collaboration
Posted Wed May 02, 2001 @05:16PM
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News In a move which may see STAR-CD gain fluid/structure interaction capabilities, Computational Dynamics has joined ICCM in a collaborative effort to develop ICCM's CFD code COMET.
...a collaboration to develop and sell the latter's CFD code COMET, which has multiphysics capabilities, including an embedded structures solver for fluid/structure interaction simulation. The agreement also involves joint development work on STAR-CD with the possible long-term goal of merging the two codes, which have complementary capabilities and common 'genes'.
I have often questioned the genes of my CFD software - or was it those of the developers? ;-). Let us know the genetic make-up of your CFD code by posting a comment to this story.

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Immersive Visualization
Posted Wed May 02, 2001 @04:47PM
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Hardware SGI has reduced the barriers to immersive CFD data visualization with their latest offering. The SGI Graphics Cluster is just what you need to win friends and influence people.
Built on a standard Intel® architecture that supports popular PC operating systems as well as today's leading off-the-shelf graphics subsystems, APIs, and accelerators, SGI Graphics Cluster offers best-of-class graphics performance for entry-level, semi-immersive visualization requirements.
Can you imagine having a cluster of these machines at your disposal?

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Feature: Grid Generation State of the Art
Posted Tue May 01, 2001 @08:28PM
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Grid Generation Hop on over to the features section for an in depth look at the State of the Art in Grid Generation.
In this article, I will describe the current state of the art in CFD grid generation. I will restrict myself to methods which are currently available in production software and in widespread use and I will describe the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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Fluent - Concepts NREC Strategic Alliance
Posted Fri April 27, 2001 @10:09PM
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News The commercial CFD giant Fluent and Concepts NREC, a leader in turbomachinery design and testing services, today announced a strategic alliance whereby they would jointly target the turbomachinery design and analysis market.
The combined offering provides the world's most complete solution for design and analysis of turbomachinery systems.

Dr. Ferit Boysan, President of Fluent, was quoted as saying "Fluent intends to dominate the turbomachinery CFD market and the partnership with Concepts NREC is a key part of that strategy."

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AEA Offers CFD Web Seminars
Posted Fri April 27, 2001 @11:28AM
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News In what I believe to be an industry first, AEA Technology will offer a series of 1 hour web seminars on CFD ranging from use of their BladeGen and ProMixus products to applications for industry.
They are designed for engineers and business managers who want to receive an overview of how CFX can help solve their flow problems but who may not have time to attend a full one-day seminar in person.

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STAR-CD 2001 North American User Conference
Posted Fri April 27, 2001 @11:07AM
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Announcements Computational Dynamics is hosting their 2001 North American User Conference on May 21 - 22, at the Northfield Hilton, Troy, Michigan.
... It will include two days of presentations, a variety of demonstrations and a User Forum. Presentations will be given by our clients from a variety of industries including: automotive, power generation, combustion, aerospace and architectural engineering.
The meeting is free to all STAR-CD users.

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