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Education: Fluid Mechanics and CFD Review Course
Posted Wed June 05, 2002 @06:42PM
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News Do you need an introduction (or re-introduction) to fluid mechanics, heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics? Fluent Inc. is offering a special two-day course designed specifically for this purpose. The next course offering is July 31-August 1, 2002. The main goal for our Fluid Mechanics and CFD Review course is to help the users of CFD to be more successful by having a more thorough knowledge of the underlying physics and numerical techniques that are present within CFD software packages.

It is assumed that participants will have a technical education and background, but not necessarily an engineering degree. The course will be conducted lecture-style, and the topics will be covered in a general fashion with no particular bias towards any CFD software package.

Visit the course web site for the course description, dates, locations, course fee information, and to register online.

You may also register by contacting Fluentís Training Coordinator, Kelly Carter, at 603-643-2600 or

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New Software: CGNS Version 2.1 Released
Posted Wed June 05, 2002 @06:41PM
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News CGNS Version 2.1 has been released.

The specific purpose of the CFD General Notation System (CGNS) project is to provide a standard for recording and recovering computer data associated with the numerical solution of the equations of fluid dynamics. The intent is to facilitate the exchange of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data between sites, between applications codes, and across computing platforms, and to stabilize the archiving of CFD data.

The new version features some significant enhancements:

  • I/O of user-defined data arrays
  • I/O of linked nodes
  • I/O of chemistry data
  • New FORTRAN 77 examples

The library can be downloaded from the CGNS web site.

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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 (

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:

    For more information on SCRYU/Tetra, please contact us: (in English or Japanese) E-mail: 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:

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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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