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Application: Using CFD to Optimize APU Design
Posted Tue November 06, 2001 @03:32PM
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Application Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems has used CFD to optimize the design of an auxiliary power unit (APU) for the new Embraer ERJ 170 regional jet.

An APU is a gas turbine used to provide electrical and pneumatic power during ground operations. The unit also acts as a backup supply of electrical power when airborne. The design of the APU for the Embraer jet was more complicated than usual.

"It was a particularly challenging component to design because there were constraints regarding size, drag, and acoustics," says Jose Goldstein, senior engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems.

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Application: Airplane Winglets Optimized Using CFD
Posted Mon November 05, 2001 @02:59PM
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Application Embraer has utilized CFD in the design of winglets to be added to their popular corporate and regional jet aircraft.

Embraer legacy
The Embraer Legacy executive jet.

A winglet is a wing-like surface attached to the tip of the wing that is used to improve fuel efficiency and climbing capability. It accomplishes this by acting like a small sail with a lift component that generates a traction force, draining energy from the tip vortices. Consequently, it reduces the vortex strength, lowering induced drag.

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10th IMR Award-Winning Mesh
Posted Mon November 05, 2001 @11:43AM
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Grid Generation Fluent's Ted Blacker took home the Meshing Maestro award during the 10th International Meshing Roundtable held recently in Newport Beach, California. A report on the IMR proceedings was posted to this site earlier.

In this article, Ted describes the technology involved in creating his winning mesh shown below.

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HELP: Orthogonality in a Grid Over a Car
Posted Thu November 01, 2001 @04:27PM
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Help Desk tbg_guj writes: "I am a student of VJTI, Mumbai University. As part of my ME curriculum, I am doing my project in CFD using CFDRC software. While modeling a 3D geometry, I have encounterd the problem of grid orthogonality. The problem is a 3D model of the flow over a car body. If I divide the flow channel into multiple domains, I have an interface problem in the solver. Please help.

If anyone has a case study similar to my problem, please mail me."

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CD adapco Group Holds FRONTIER Optimization Seminar
Posted Thu November 01, 2001 @04:13PM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group invites you to a seminar on the use of the FRONTIER multidisciplinary design optimization tool.

FRONTIER is a design optimisation tool, which can be interfaced with STAR-CD and is dedicated to helping our users achieve REDUCED TIME TO MARKET. It achieves this by using genetic algorithm methods to relate "cause and effect" - where "causes" are the set of parameters that define a product or process, and "effects" are the business benefits that result from an optimised design.

The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn in Hammersmith, London from 9.30 -12.30, November 21st, 2001.

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Fluent Offers CDROM Based CFD Training
Posted Wed October 31, 2001 @12:14PM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent has developed an interactive CDROM based training course in advanced CFD modeling.

Each CDROM contains interactive video lectures and downloadable tutorials that cover the following topics:

  • Combustion modeling
  • Multiphase modeling
  • Turbulence modeling
The material on each CDROM is delivered by one of Fluent's senior CFD trainers.

Pricing and Availability

The Combustion modeling, multiphase modeling, and turbulence modeling CDROMs are $250 each or $600 for the set of three. The training materials can be ordered from the Fluent web site at http://www.fluent.com/about/news/pr/pr27.htm

I've had the opportunity to preview these training CDROMs and the multimedia presentation is excellent. The material is covered from first principles in a detailed manner. Even seasoned CFD veterans will benefit from the material on these CDROMs.

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