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Blue Ridge Numerics Opens Huntsville, AL Office
Posted Tue July 31, 2001 @02:28PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics Inc., developer of CFdesign CFD software have opened an office in Huntsville, Alabama to service the southeastern US. The office will be headed up by Steve Rawnsley, previously with CFD Research Corp. and Adapco.
“We’re really excited about being better able to support the southeast region with the opening of this new office,” says Ed Williams, president of Blue Ridge Numerics, “We will continue to grow and expand within the U.S. and internationally as interest in CFdesign continues to increase. The regional offices have been very successful and are a key part of helping us educate the market about the merits and benefits of CFdesign. With 100% growth per year for the past three years, we continue to be one of the fastest growing CAE companies in the industry.

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CFDRC Ships CFD-ACE+ V6.6
Posted Tue July 31, 2001 @08:26AM
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ESI Group CFDRC has released CFD-ACE+ Version 6.6 which was previewed here earlier. New features include:
  • Fuel cell modeling
  • Faster free surface calculations
  • Parallel solver on Windows NT/2000
  • More modeling capabilities

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Flow Science Signs Distributor in UK
Posted Mon July 30, 2001 @02:39PM
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News Flow Science has signed an agreement with CFD Solutions Ltd., a privately held British company, to represent their FLOW-3D CFD package in the United Kingdom for both sales and consulting purposes.

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AVL User Meeting 2001
Posted Mon July 30, 2001 @10:11AM
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AVL Plan to attend the AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies User Meeting 2001 in Graz, Austria on September 24-25, 2001.

The meeting will include discussion forums where people interested in fluid and structural dynamics can gather, user presentations, updates on the latest AVL simulation technology, and the chance to meet with the entire AVL AST development team.

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Flow Science Elects Vice Presidents
Posted Thu July 26, 2001 @04:45PM
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News It's not on their web site yet, but Flow Science has elected two new vice presidents.
[John] Ditter joined Flow Science in 1992. He will be responsible for software engineering, hardware needs and customer support & training. Prior to joining the company, he worked at McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company. He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and earned a master's degree in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois in 1986.
[Robin] Berry joined Flow Science as financial manager in January 2001. Prior to joining the company, she worked with the public accounting firm of Betts, Bishop & Loggains and worked as financial manager at Sol y Sombra. She will be responsible for Flow Science’s accounting, financial planning, budgeting, tax planning, and human resources matters.
With Dr. C.W. Hirt, Chief Technologist and founder of the company, Ditter and Berry form the core of the company’s planning and development efforts. All report to the president of the company, Mr. Thomas S. Jensen.

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Stereo Display Without Glasses
Posted Thu July 26, 2001 @04:11PM
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Hardware Yes you read right - no bulky eyewear! StereoGraphics (makers of the popular CrystalEyes 3D stereo visualization technology) has introduced an autostereoscopic display.

The system uses a digital flat panel display to yield true depth perception provided by Stereo3D technology. The system works by separating the left and right eye frames for display on even and odd pixels. By lighting the pixels at an angle from behind, the correct frame is viewed by each eye delivering the same effect as the bulky glasses.

By several accounts this technology works well and gives the user a realistic 3D experience. By removing the requirement for eyewear, the new system allows several people to share the experience at once. Until I get mine, I'll have to rely on 3D "perspective" viewing.

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