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HP sponsors GRIDWARS Championship
Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @06:13PM
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Announcements Hewlett-Packard is sponsoring the GRIDWARS parallel programming challenge with prizes and systems. In GRIDWARS participating developers submit CxC battle programs that will fight against each other for control of parallel processors.

The GRID WARS Championship takes place in February on an HP Intel® Itanium® 2 cluster computing system running Linux. The battle programs are developed under Windows. The HP-sponsored prizes include an iPAQ Pocket PC, photosmart digital camera, and all-in-one printer. The deadline for submissions is February 14th.

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Events: First Fluent European Automotive CFD Conference
Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @06:04PM
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News The Fluent offices across Europe are pleased to invite you to present and participate in the first ever dedicated Automotive CFD Conference in Europe. This event is a wonderful opportunity for the whole of Fluent's rapidly expanding European automotive CFD community to meet and present some of the best automotive fluid flow applications in the world.

The conference will be a showcase for all the leading-edge CFD applications that Fluent's automotive clients are currently working on within analysis and design environments in Europe, including virtual prototyping and optimisation processes. It will also be a chance for many of the leading European automotive CFD engineers to connect with the latest automotive innovations in the Hardware & Software Partner Pavilion, and to hear leading keynote speakers from across Europe outlining the latest technology advances in automotive flow modeling.

There will also be two substantial prizes for the best paper presented at the Conference and the best automotive CFD animation submitted, plus a printed Proceedings will be available at the event.

The Conference will be held June 25-26, 2003 in the picturesque German town of Bingen, close to the magnificent River Rhine, where a social highlight will be a midsummer cruise as part of the cost of the conference.

For more information and an online registration form, go to the conference website.

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CD adapco Group Announces Thesis Prize Winners
Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @02:21PM
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News The CD adapco Group has announced its award of prizes to three authors of Ph.D. theses who it considers have made especially significant contributions in the area of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics).

Entries to the competition were accepted from academic establishments world-wide and after an overwhelming response, the committee has finally agreed on three winners to receive cash prizes of $5000 US, $2000 US and $1000 US.

The first prize is awarded to Suman Chakraborty at the Indian Institute of Technology for his thesis: 'Studies of momentum, heat and mass transfer in binary alloy solidification processes'.

The second prize is awarded to David Vanden Abeele from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The title of his thesis is: 'An efficient computational model for inductively coupled air plasma flows under thermal and chemical non-equilibrium'.

And lastly the third prize is awarded to Elmar Walhorn of the Technical University of Braunschweig for his thesis: 'A simultaneous numerical method for fluid-structure interaction with space-time finite elements'.

The CFD thesis prize has been established as a permanent institution of the CD adapco Group to stimulate research in CFD and prizes will continue to be awarded every year.

Milovan Peric, Director of product development operations for the CD adapco Group says, " We are extremely happy with the response to our award announcement last year and expect it to become a respected distinction within the CFD community in the future."

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New Software: CFdesign v6.0 Debuts at SolidWorks World
Posted Wed January 15, 2003 @10:36AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics Inc. has announced that it will be introducing CFdesign v6.0 for SolidWorksTM at this year’s SolidWorks World Conference, Januray 19 – 22, near Orlando, FL. CFdesign v6.0 is a leading multi-purpose CFD fluid flow and electronics cooling simulation software developed specifically for mechanical engineers working within SolidWorks and other leading MCAD systems.

CFdesign v6.0 focuses on rapid product optimization with new capabilities to enable mainstream product development engineers working on tight deadlines. The speed in which CFdesign v6.0 uses highly complex SolidWorks assemblies to analyze and qualitatively compare design variations is what sets CFdesign apart from traditional CFD applications. On average, implementing CFdesign can reduce the time it takes to develop, test, and prove a new product design by 70% while reducing the costs associated with staff time and materials by 65%.

Changes made to a component or assembly within SolidWorks are automatically reflected in CFdesign v6.0, eliminating the time-consuming task of creating and managing multiple geometry models during a project lifecycle. With CFdesign v6.0 there is always only one model and it is updated and managed within SolidWorks.

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Latest STAR-CD Magazine Available
Posted Tue January 14, 2003 @09:18AM
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News The latest issue of STAR-CD Dynamics, the customer magazine of the CD adapco Group is now available via their website.

This issue is packed with application stories from our users, ranging from Forest Fire management at the US Forestry service to Gerotor pump modeling at DANA automotive. Also you will find news on our latest code developments and strategic partnerships.

STAR-CD Dynamics, is now available to download as pdf or to view as html, visit our website at:

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Events: CFD Simulation and Validation of Industrial Turbulent Flows
Posted Wed January 08, 2003 @02:32PM
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News NAFEMS is hosting an Awareness Seminar titled:

Industrial Turbulent Flows: CFD Simulation and Validation
Thursday 6th February 2003
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London

Do you trust the results of your CFD analysis?
How do you justify that trust to your boss or customer?
These are questions addressed by this NAFEMS CFD seminar.

Simulation validation may be defined as "the process of determining the degree to which a model is an accurate representation of the real world, from the perspective of the intended uses of the model". But how do you know if your simulation is accurate? Simulations of Turbulent flows in particular can be difficult to validate

Come to this seminar and learn why validation is necessary, how to validate a CFD simulation and how to incorporate validation practices into day-to-day industrial simulations.

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