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Business: AFC Air Flow Consulting AG Opens Website
Posted Fri December 06, 2002 @10:39AM
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News AFC Air Flow Consulting AG in Zurich is now online with their new website! AFC specializes in detailed measurement and numerical simulation of ventilation problems.

At this time, only the german version is updated. The english version will follow soon.

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New Software: Astrophysics Solver FLASH 2.2 Available
Posted Thu December 05, 2002 @09:04AM
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News The FLASH Code group is pleased to announce the immediate availability of FLASH2.2.

The FLASH code is a modular, adaptive, parallel simulation code capable of handling general compressible flow problems in astrophysical environments. FLASH is written in Fortran 90 and C, and is freely available. FLASH is distributed as source code, and has runs on most UNIX platforms. More information can be found at http://flash.uchicago.edu.

All users of previous versions are encouraged to upgrade. The download is available at:
https://flash.uchicago.edu/code_download/ (note the 's' in https). You will need your username and password from previous downloads.

New users can request the code at:
http://flash.uchicago.edu/public/handlePublic.py?submit=codeRequest

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Business: CFX Wins Multi-Year Order from Siemens
Posted Tue December 03, 2002 @04:48PM
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ANSYS CFX The CFX division of AEA Technology, a leading supplier of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services to the power generation, mechanical and chemical process industries, announces a global multi-year commitment by Siemens Power Generation to use CFX for design analysis by engineering teams in both Germany and the United States. CFX software and expertise is used by Siemens to optimize design and improve efficiency in all parts of their steam and gas turbines.

The CFX suite of integrated software provides Siemens with the ability to simulate and visualize flows inside a turbine, enabling a better understanding of the issues involved in creating superior designs. Siemens Power Generation, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, has used CFX software to develop design rules for highly-efficient steam turbine blades that were subsequently employed to design the world’s most efficient steam turbine to date, with 48.5 percent gross efficiency, for the VEAG power plant in Boxberg, Germany.

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Events: First CFX Conference for India
Posted Tue November 26, 2002 @02:12PM
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ANSYS CFX CFX India is pleased to announce the First CFX India Conference. The conference is scheduled to be held in Bangalore from December 2nd to 5th, 2002.

Workshops on specific topics of interest, such as Process Modelling and Turbomachinery, will be held on December 2nd and 3rd. These courses are designed to be of value to both beginners and advanced users of CFX.

The conference, on the 4th and 5th of December, will provide an excellent opportunity to share experiences and exchange ideas with peers and experts.

For more information and to register, visit the CFX Website.

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Application: Scanning Technology Enables CFD at Reynard
Posted Mon November 25, 2002 @05:37PM
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Application The differences between motor racing on two wheels and four go far deeper than just arithmetic. In Formula 1, for instance, races are routinely won and lost in the pits; on motorbikes, the archaic practice of overtaking is still regularly reported. It is behind the scenes, however – away from the cameras – that the real differences between the two sports really emerge.

At any particular race, a Formula 1 car represents the current state of the art, a snapshot in an ongoing multimillion-pound research and development project. Teams recognize the importance of the most advanced design, simulation and testing techniques – and spend, spend, spend accordingly. The teams that race high performance bikes are every bit as keen to succeed but here the emphasis tends to be more on fine tuning and trimming rather than turning out machines that evolve steadily (sometimes dramatically) throughout a season.

Part of this is down to motorcycle racing’s rules and regulations: in some races every entrant must ride an identical bike, so room for design innovation is distinctly limited. And money is certainly an issue. The fact that individuals still race on a reasonably competitive basis with their more highly funded rivals is a reflection of the fact that cash is spread somewhat thinner than in Formula 1 racing.

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Events: Turbulence and Heat Transfer Modeling Seminar
Posted Mon November 25, 2002 @09:12AM
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ANSYS CFX Predicting heat transfer using eddy viscosity turbulence models often produces poor results mainly due to the low Reynolds number near-wall treatment and not so much from the underlying turbulence model. Studies by Wolfgang Vieser, Thomas Esch and Florian Menter of CFX have shown that using the CFX-5 SST turbulence model, in combination with an optimal wall treatment, does provide highly accurate results for a wide variety of heat transfer test cases. Dr. Florian Menter will be in Florida on December 11 presenting a seminar on this topic.

Topic: Turbulence and Heat Transfer Modeling in CFX-5

Date: December 11, 2002 during the PowerGen International Conference

Time: 9 am - noon

Location: Orlando, Florida

Visit the seminar website for more information and to register.

For more information on the SST turbulence model visit the CFX Website.

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