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New Software: New version of PHOENICS Reader
Posted Thu January 16, 2003 @12:10PM
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Post Processing Eugene writes "PHOENICS Reader is post processing software for PHOENICS (CHAM Ltd.) CFD Software (version 1.5 VR, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5). This a new and dynamic developing software for PHOENICS. The main objectives is creation a easy to use and helpful software.

Main features:

  • Parsing PHOENICS PHI file (ver. 1.5VR, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5)
  • Browse PHOENICS 3D data (use OpenGL) in 2D planes
  • Export selected data to formated ASCII file (for MathCAD, MathLab, MS Excel and etc.)
  • Draw data in graph mode (with export possibility)
  • Exactly draw of grid and data for your case
  • Full information about every grid cell
  • There are a lot of cases of PHOENICS data reduction in MathCAD
  • It works under Microsoft Windows 95-98/ME/2k/XP
  • For some details, read the News and see images gallery here
To see more about this software click below:
  • PHOENICS Reader (Last update 16/01/03)"
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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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