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EnSight Version 7.3 Available
Posted Tue June 12, 2001 @01:24PM
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Post Processing CEI have released the latest version of their EnSight and EnSight Gold post processors. Version 7.3 features animation transparency, flow-feature extraction, and a data reader for CGNS. New features in the advanced Gold version include decomposed datasets, parallel rendering, and partial display during model transformation.
"The new features and greater functionality in EnSight and EnSight Gold 7.3 reflect our customer's needs and the results of our ongoing research work for national labs in the U.S., Europe and Japan," says Kent Misegades, CEI president. "Our developers are continuing to work on improvements ranging from our powerful, integrated plotter, to numerous visualization features requested by our users. This includes integrating new data readers, researching visualization on Linux clusters, and expanding rendering capabilities for virtual reality environments such as powerwalls, benches and caves."

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FIELDVIEW 7.1 Now Available
Posted Mon June 11, 2001 @09:05AM
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Post Processing Intelligent Light has made version 7.1 of their post-processor FIELDVIEW available. Highlights include a Red Hat Linux version, support for CGNS, and enhanced parallel capabilities.
You Should Get This Release:
  • If you are using Parallel FIELDVIEW or Client-server mode, the enhancements will greatly benefit you. And, FV7.1 adds new clients for HP and SUN to the FIELDVIEW 7 offering of SGI-64 and Windows;
  • If you need to run FIELDVIEW on Intel hardware with the Red Hat LINUX O/S;
  • If you are using STAR-CD, FLUENT, CFX-5, SCRYU (in Japan) or any solver that uses FV-UNS files as output, you need this release because of a bug fix in handling face-based results;
  • If you are using unstructured grids and need a way to review grid/cell topology, Crinkle Surfaces in FV7.1 will be of great benefit;
  • If you need to use CGNS files with FIELDVIEW.

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Honeywell Selects AEA Blade Design Software
Posted Thu June 07, 2001 @08:40AM
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ANSYS CFX The CFX web site has an article up concerning Honeywell Turbocharging Systems' selection of CFX-BladeGen for turbocharger design.
This will be used by Honeywell to enhance the design of turbochargers, typically for marine, mining, construction, military, aviation and power generation applications, enabling Honeywell's engineers to produce a wide range of design options within reduced time-scales, thus reducing total design and prototype cost.

CFX-BladeGen incorporates the extensive turbo-machinery design and analysis expertise of AEA Technology into a user-friendly graphical environment. The product is a three-dimensional software tool that allows rapid design of rotating machinery bladed components that are typically used for pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, turbines, expanders, turbochargers and inducers.

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Fluent Offers Industry Targeted Seminars
Posted Wed June 06, 2001 @10:14AM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent is offering a number of free, industry-specific seminars designed to provide an overview of CFD and demonstrate the effectiveness of CFD in industry.

Fluent's Automotive Headquarters will host several "CFD in the Automotive Industry" seminars.

Fluent Europe will host a seminar on CFD in the Power Industry.

Also, in conjunction with the Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference, Fluent will hold a seminar on Environmental Flow Problems.

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CFDRC Biomedical Seminar in Aachen, Germany
Posted Wed June 06, 2001 @09:40AM
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ESI Group CFDRC have extended their biomedical device modeling seminar series to include Germany.
July 5, 2001
Schoss Rahe
Aachen, Germany

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Dodge Uses CFD to Get Back Into NASCAR Racing
Posted Mon June 04, 2001 @01:55PM
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Application When Dodge (DaimlerChrysler) decided to sponsor a NASCAR race car after an absence of more than 20 years, they used CAD/CAM/CFD to design the new car.
“We will have gone from an idea to competitive race cars in 500 days. Without these new tools, we couldn’t have done it.”

...CFD program can also help the teams by creating situations that aren’t possible at the track or in a wind tunnel. Simulating a rolling-road situation, for example, allows engineers to predict how two or Using supercomputers at DaimlerChrysler headquarters, engineers check aerodynamic properties (top) as well as various under-the-skin elements of the car. more cars of similar (two Dodges) and different shapes (they also have the computer files on Pontiac, Chevrolet and Ford) would behave in a drafting situation and how cars would behave when racing close to a wall. They also can predict the behavior of a Dodge with its front end blocked off with tape (for qualifying), partially blocked (cool days) or open (hot days).

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