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6th Overset Grids Symposium
Posted Mon January 21, 2002 @02:47PM
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Announcements The 6th Symposium on Overset Composite Grids & Solution Technology will be held October 8-10, 2002 in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida USA.

Goals of the symposium include:

  • Communicate current work, new research ideas, and work in progress
  • Exchange ideas involving overset grid methodologies
  • Develop interactions between interested researchers
  • Provide an opportunity for interaction between researchers, developers, and users

For more information, visit the symposium website.

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40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Report
Posted Mon January 21, 2002 @02:42PM
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News The 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference was held recently in Reno, Nevada. Here's a run-down of a few highlights.


Intelligent Light was demoing the latest version of their post-processor - FIELDVIEW 8. The latest version includes FVX which is a full-featured scripting language.

Numeca was demoing their new automatic hexahedral mesh generator - HEXpress. The software uses a volume-to-surface approach and does allow for viscous layer insertion.

PDC was demoing their grid generator GridPro.

Pointwise was demoing the beta release of their latest version of Gridgen. The new version (V14) features a scripting language called Glyph and native CAD interfaces.

Fluent was demoing FLUENT 6. The moving mesh feature was highlighted at the show.

CD adapco Group was demoing their STAR-CD software.

CEI was demoing their EnSight post-processor and new Harpoon grid generator.

Cobalt Solutions was demoing the new commerical-version of their Cobalt CFD software.

Aerosoft was demoing their GASP and GUST software.

Amtec was demoing the latest version of their post-processor - Tecplot 9.

AMI was demoing their CFD software.

AEA Technology was demoing their CFX-5 CFD software.

Metacomp Technologies was demoing their CFD++ CFD software.

Tetra Research was demoing their Tetrex CFD software.

Visual Solutions was demoing their ParaVista software.

CFDRC was demoing their CFD software.

ICEM CFD was demoing their Hexa and Tetra grid generation software.


CGNS - new features for user-defined data, reacting flow and linked files are in work.

NPARC - best practice use of the WIND code for a number of different physical conditions (subsonic, supersonic, reacting) was discussed

Pre/Post-Processing for Large Scale Simulations - most discussion focused on post-processing issues: efficient processing of large data sets, feature extraction, etc. Pre-processing focused on CAD interoperability.

Unstructured Grid Consortium - will soon publish an API for meshing modules so that capabilities of various software and organizations can be shared.

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Free Web Seminars
Posted Mon January 21, 2002 @11:43AM
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News Chris Reeves writes "CFX is holding a series of free interactive Web Seminars the week of January 28.
Each e-vent runs approximately 1 hour in duration and you will require an internet connection as well as a telephone line (we use a toll-free phone bridge so no long distance charges are applicable) to participate. Summary information on events, dates and times are directly below. Further details on e-vent content and on-line registration can be found at Space is limited to 10 "seats" at each of the web events and sorry, these events are only available in North America.

Monday, January 28, 2002 - 2 pm EST "CFX for Fire and Safety" ...targeted application review for smoke management, fire suppression, etc.
Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 2:00 pm EST "CFX for HVAC&R" ...broad ASHRAE application review.
Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 2:00 pm EST "CFX-5 Live!" ...a demonstration of our flagship CFX software from start to finish!
Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 2.00 pm EST "CFX-BladeGen Introduction" ...for the fan, blower, compressor or pump designer.

You can also sign up directly by contacting Chris Reeves at or 1-888-827-2356."

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CFX User Conference
Posted Fri January 18, 2002 @10:57AM
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News AEA Technology will hold the largest conference ever for users of the company's CFD software.

CFX North American Users Conference
May 6-9, 2002
Sheraton Station Square Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

The conference will feature training programs given by industry experts. Courses include:

  • Combustion course by Dr. Phill Stopford and Duane Baker
  • Turbulence course by Dr. Florian Mentor
  • Turbomachinery course by Dr. Brad Hutchinson
  • Multiphase course by Dr. Alan Burns
  • Writing EASAps for CFX by Tim Valachovic
The conference will also include customer presentations, hands-on workshops, panel discussion on the future of CFD and exhibits by hardware and software partners.

For more information on the CFX Users Conference, visit or contact Cindy Armstrong, telephone: 1-412-893-1005, e-mail:

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Grid Generation Workshop Planned
Posted Fri January 18, 2002 @10:16AM
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Grid Generation Sergey Ivanenko writes " The workshop "GRID GENERATION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS" will take place in the Computing Center RAS, Moscow, June 24-28, 2002.

Workshop topics include:

  • Choosing a grid generation method from the large variety available
  • Analysis of current trends in grid generation
  • Analysis of trends in industrial applications and how they drive the grid generation field

More detailed information about the workshop can be found at"

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Computational Technology Symposium Scheduled
Posted Fri January 11, 2002 @07:35PM
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ASME PVP Division Conference is scheduled for August 4-8, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency, VANCOUVER, CANADA

The Symposium will be an exciting opportunity for CFD researchers to share ideas and to explore new concepts and innovations. Based on abstracts already submitted (> 60), we are delighted to report that there will be a good mix of top quality papers from industry, government labs and academe with very strong representation from Europe, Pacific Rim, Asia. Symposium is conducted on bi-annual schedule (next is scheduled to 2004) and this time it is organized by the ASME jointly with Japaneese Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)and Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers KSME).

We expect to have 60-80 papers presented at the Symposium and another 100+ papers presented on fluid, thermal and stress related symposiums. Best papers will be recommended for the journal publications.

Due to the many requests for extensions, deadline (for Americas only) for receipt of abstracts WAS MOVED to January 25, 2002. Corresponding deadline for the reception of draft papers is moved to Feb 28th.

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