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Win A CFD Reference Book
Posted Tue October 15, 2002 @03:01PM
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CFD Review Cover CFD Review is giving away a copy of Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics Techniques by Dr. Rainald Löhner.

This book introduces the reader to the techniques required to achieve efficient CFD solvers, and examines a wide range of topics including:

  • data structures
  • grid generation
  • approximation theory
  • approximation of operators
  • solving of large systems of equations
  • Euler and Navier-Stokes solvers, including TVD and FCT techniques
  • mesh movement algorithms
  • interpolation techniques
  • adaptive mesh refinement
  • efficient use of supercomputing hardware

We will make a random drawing from the list of all users on October 31st. So, if you don't already have a user account, get one now!

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STAR-CD Student Software?
Posted Tue October 15, 2002 @08:34AM
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News j_glithero writes "Hi, I have been using CFD software for 5 years. Currently, I work for an Aerospace company using Icepak 4.0. I am also starting my quest for a Master of Engineering in Energy (CFD/Heat transfer). The software that the university uses is STAR-CD and I was curious if they have a student version that can be used for a semester or so? Thanks, -Jason"

[ed] - Depending on your requirements, I think you will find the major CFD vendors to be very amicable towards students. You should try to contact the CFD vendor directly and explain your situation. Good luck and please let us know what happens.

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New Software: AVL Releases FIRE V8.1
Posted Mon October 14, 2002 @01:20PM
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News AVL has successfully released FIRE Version 8.1. With its achievable gain in speed and its wide-ranging applicability, FIRE Version 8.1 sets new standards among currently available simulation tools.

During its development a major focus was put particularly on user-friendliness, enabling the design engineer to carry out complex calculation tasks with a few operations. The basis for this is the integrated CFD Workflow Manager which guides the user through the CFD workflow, hence considerably reducing training and project turnaround times. Although also available on UNIX platforms, the look and feel of the graphical user interface resembles the quasi standard set up by Microsoft’s Office applications, making it extremely easy to use.

The combination of FIRE with the BOOST one-dimensional gas-dynamic simulation tool and HYDSIM for the one-dimensional calculation of injection system components represents a software package capable of providing a comprehensive solution for engine thermodynamics, flow, mixture formation, combustion and aftertreatment system related analysis and optimisation tasks.

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Events: Expert System Tools Workshops
Posted Fri October 11, 2002 @12:05PM
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News CD adapco group is offering a series of European workshops for their Expert System software:

es-tools workshop: es-aero for external aerodynamics and es-uhood for underhood flow and thermal simulation

5th November 2002, Nuremberg, Germany
6th November 2002, Paris, France
7th November 2002, London, UK
8th November 2002, Milan, Italy (es-aero only)

This workshop is aimed at providing both experienced CFD engineers and newcomers alike with a better understanding of how CFD simulations in combination with our knowledge based expert systems, es-aero and es-uhood, is playing an ever increasing role in the design and development of vehicle external aerodynamics and vehicle underhood flow and thermal management.

During the workshop you will see how using our products es-aero and es-uhood, can help you reduce development costs and shorten your vehicle simulation time. es-aero provides a knowledge-based solution for a no compromise fast and accurate simulation of flow around complex 3-D vehicles, while es-uhood facilitates rapid simulation of flow and thermal processes inside the complex engine compartment. Both products are designed to conveniently handle the following activities: Preparation and cleaning of CAD surfaces and geometry - generation of appropriate CFD grids - an effective choice of boundary conditions and physical models - control of the CFD solution - post processing of results.

You will also have an opportunity to hear the experience of SAAB using these tools and discuss your concerns and requirements with some of our most experienced engineers.

For further details, please visit our website.

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Events: New Web-based CFD Demonstrations
Posted Fri October 11, 2002 @10:50AM
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News CFX is offering a new series of free web-based demonstrations for engineers with different CFD interests. These demonstrations are live and interactive and performed by experienced CFD engineers.

These web events include:

CFX for the Marine Industry – October 24

CFX has been trusted by the marine industry worldwide to provide the CFD software and knowledge required to optimize design to decrease noise, stress & vibration, lower energy needs, increase safety and meet regulatory requirements. Examples as well as a live demonstration of CFX software showing superior parallelization, advanced turbulence models, accurate multiphase and free surface models and efficient mesh generation and grid attachment abilities will be presented.

CFX-5 Live – October 31 and November 21

CFX-5 is the best-in-class Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software from CFX. CFX-5 greatly assists our customers in improving their profits by rapidly optimizing every aspect of fluid flow analysis within their overall product design and manufacturing processes.

For those unfamiliar with CFX-5, this web seminar contains a step by step demonstration of CFX-5 from geometry creation and import, through meshing, to solution and post-processing. Features of CFX-5 to be demonstrated include grid adaption, parallelization set-up and CFX Expression Language.

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New Software: MultiElement Airfoil Analysis
Posted Thu October 10, 2002 @11:16AM
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News Hanley Innovations, a small business specializing in aerodynamics and fluid dynamics software development for education and industry, announced today the release of Dr. Hanley's Aerodynamics: MultiElement Airfoils, a user-friendly software package for the conceptual design and analysis of airfoils and bodies in close proximity to each other. MultiElement Airfoils runs on a PC under Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP.

MultiElement Airfoils is intended for use as a conceptual design/analysis tool for the professional engineering and educational communities. The software can be used to rapidly create 2-D models and generate insight into many relevant engineering problems. For example, high lift wing configurations, race car spoilers in ground effect, biplane wings, double keel/rudder configurations, hydrofoils in shallow water, sail interactions and many other problems can be easily modeled with this tool.

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