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September 11, 2001
Posted Fri September 14, 2001 @11:45AM
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Comfort the injured, mourn the dead, punish the guilty. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. ... Our military is powerful, and it's prepared.

-- U.S. President George W. Bush

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CD adapco Releases Solver Support for HP Itanium Workstation
Posted Fri September 14, 2001 @09:35AM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group has released a version of their STAR-CD software which natively supports HP Intel Itanium-based platforms.
With the performance growth path IA-64 promises over current RISC and IA32 technologies, our customers have the potential to run far more complex simulations than ever imagined.
While the STAR-CD release supports HP-UXi only, HP Itanium-based workstartions are available running HP-UXi, Windows XP, and Linux.

The Itanium processor was co-designed by HP and Intel to excel at technical computing. Important features of the Itanium are EPIC (Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing) which allows instructions to run in parallel within the processor and 64-bit computing which allows for faster execution of 8 byte (double precision) floating-point calculations and increases memory address space dramatically (HP supports up to 64MB of RAM currently).

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Application: CFD Predicts Underhood Thermal Loads For New SUV
Posted Wed September 12, 2001 @04:16PM
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Application A recent article in ME Magazine describes how engineers at the General Motors Truck Product Center have used the most accurate CFD model of vehicle underhood and underbody constructed to date to predict flow patterns and thermal loads on a new SUV.

CFD analysis of vehicle underhood flows is not new at GM, however, this is the first time GM engineers have modeled the full vehicle in a single simulation. Previously, the front-end, underbody, and underhood portions of the vehicle were modeled seperately with the results from each simulation specified as boundary conditions for other simulations. Such an approach is practical, but introduces errors because key interactions between the components are neglected.

Furthermore, the current analysis models several components directly which were previously specified only through static boundary conditions. These include the exhaust system, radiator heat rejection, radiator fan, and air density variation with temperature.

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Need for CFD Drives Change at McLaren
Posted Mon September 10, 2001 @02:39PM
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News Design News has an article about McLaren's switch from 2D CAD to 3D solid modeling software. The need to integrate CFD into the rapid change cycle of Formula 1 grand prix dictated the move and now McLaren is reaping the rewards, which include the incredible ability to design a part in the morning, manufacture the part that afternoon, and ship it trackside all in one day.

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