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Application: Improving Understanding of Turbine Shroud Losses
Posted Tue June 04, 2002 @02:26PM
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Application by Paul Roach, ALSTOM Power UK Ltd.

A world-leading supplier to the energy market, ALSTOM offers its customers a comprehensive range of power generation solutions from turnkey power plants to gas-, steam- and hydro-turbines, generators and boilers. Gas turbine design and manufacture has been undertaken at Alstom's Lincoln site since the late 1940ís, with engine ratings up to the 13MW Cyclone introduced in 1997.

To help maximize powerplant efficiency, the Company uses state-of-the-art CFD methods to design compressor and turbine blading. In addition to in-house software, ALSTOM has also been making use of CFX-TASCflow in the last few years. To date, its main use in the Turbine Department has been to examine secondary and parasitic gas flows, such as can occur in blade cooling passages.

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New Software: SCRYU/Tetra for Windows, Version 4
Posted Mon June 03, 2002 @06:04PM
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News We are happy to announce the release of Version 4 of SCRYU/Tetra for Windows. Contact us today for a free SCRYU/Tetra Demo CD (sctetra_sales@gvtech.com).

About SCRYU/Tetra:

  • SCRYU/Tetra is a CFD software package that deals with mainly tetrahedral, pyramid, and prism elements.
  • The unstructured grid generation of the pre-processor is not only capable of expressing model configurations accurately but also makes mesh creation a simple operation.
  • It is a strong tool for design engineers who are not CFD specialist but are seeking better designs in various engineering sectors such as automotive, electrical, and construction.

    New features of SCRYU/Tetra, Version 4

    About SCRYU/Tetra

    About Global Vision Technology: Global Vision Technology, Inc. (GVT) is the official US business partner of the Japanese software manufacturer Software Cradle for sales of their SCRYU/Tetra product. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.gvtech.com.

    For more information on SCRYU/Tetra, please contact us: (in English or Japanese) E-mail: sctetra_sales@gvtech.com Tel: 650-652-7113 (Gary Ito)

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    New Software: WinTherm Lite 6.0 Released
    Posted Thu May 30, 2002 @08:23AM
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    News ThermoAnalytics has released WinTherm Lite 6.0. WinTherm Lite utilizes the same state-of-the-art technology as full WinTherm but with model resolution limited to 2500 thermal nodes, and retails for only US $750. Because the user interface is identical to full WinTherm, WinTherm Lite is a perfect way to begin adding thermal analysis procedures to your standard engineering practice. If in the future you require high resolution models, you can upgrade to full WinTherm or RadTherm and continue working with the same interface and files. Want to know more? Go to: http://www.thermoanalytics.com/products/winthermlt/

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    CADALYST Labs 2002 All-Star Awards
    Posted Tue May 28, 2002 @05:29PM
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    Hardware CADALYST has released their 2002 All Stars selections from the CAE products they have reviewed so far this year. Among the selections are Autodesk Inventor 5, Dell flat-panel monitors, Solid Edge v11, NVIDIA Quadro4 graphics cards, and the Xi 4240 PC workstation.

    CADALYST has also recently reviewed the Wildcat II 5000 graphics card from 3Dlabs. In their December review, the Wildcat-based workstations outperformed the competition by more than 15% on average. In this issue, they look at the 5000 which is a retail version of the Wildcat II 5110 card. If you're looking for good 3D OpenGL performance at a price that won't empty your wallet, 3Dlab's Wildcat II 5000 is an excellent choice.

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    Dell Precision M50 Mobile Workstation
    Posted Fri May 24, 2002 @06:11PM
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    Hardware There are reviews here at CADinfo and here at CADALYST of the new Dell notebook PC designed for engineering professionals.

    The Dell Precision M50 boasts some very nice specs:

    • 1.8GHz Mobile Pentium 4 processor
    • Up to 1 GB of DDR RAM
    • NVIDIA Quadro 4 GoGL graphics
    • 15" TFT 1600x1200 display
    • on-board 10/100 ethernet
    • on-board 56k modem
    • IEEE 1394 Port (firewire)

    The platform is certified for most CAE workstation applications (eg. I-DEAS, Pro/E, Fluent, CATIA, ANSYS).

    Finally, a portable PC with the power necessary to perform serious design analysis.

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    Features: Optimization of Marine Components Using CFD
    Posted Fri May 24, 2002 @03:00PM
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    Application The French engineering company Sirehna has been developing and promoting optimal design approaches, especially involving CFD, for a long time. Their current policy is to combine the advantages of the most efficient flow pre- and post-processoring tools (Gridgen and Fieldview) together with Frontier, an advanced tool for design space investigation and optimization, to form an automatic system for design optimization.

    The FLUENT flow solver is used in the two following applications, however, the optimization process is independent from the choice of flow solver. Other applications have been developed using ICARE, a dedicated solver for free surface flows in viscous fluid around a ship hull.

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