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Business: ANSYS To Acquire CFX Business
Posted Tue February 04, 2003 @12:30PM
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News ANSYS, Inc., a global leader in computer-aided engineering analysis and optimization software, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CFX, a leading supplier of computational fluid dynamics software and services. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is the second largest segment of the computer-aided engineering market behind the solid mechanics segment, where ANSYS already is well recognized as a market leader. By acquiring CFX, ANSYS will broaden the scope of engineering and physics solutions it can offer to its customers, gain access to new customers, and enter new markets.

ANSYS has agreed to pay approximately $21 million in cash to CFX's parent company, AEA Technology PLC (London: AAT), to complete the acquisition. The Company estimates that the transaction will be accretive to adjusted earnings in fiscal year 2003, excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments relative to the recognition of deferred lease revenue and the amortization of purchased intangibles. The transaction, which is subject to certain closing conditions, is expected to close in February 2003. CFX, which will continue to be headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, will separately maintain its product and service businesses.

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New Software: CFD For Gas Turbines Made Easier
Posted Tue February 04, 2003 @09:23AM
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News The CD adapco Group claims to have solved the problem of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) mesh generation for gas turbine design with a new software tool, es-turbo. The 'es' prefix denotes the Expert System nature of the software that enables it to be 'taught' to apply the optimum methodology to solve application-specific problems, in this case mesh generation and pre-/post-postprocessing for CFD. The CD adapco Group were empowered to develop this highly effective tool through their engineering services / consultancy work for major clients such as Dresser-Rand and General Electric.

With es-turbo, the simulation of complex geometries in gas turbines including stationary and rotating blade rows is made simpler by its ability to automatically create high quality computational meshes. Users of CFD codes, including the CD adapco Group's own code, STAR-CD, can be freed from time-consuming mesh generation, allowing them to focus on the real engineering challenges of optimizing the performance and efficiency of land-based gas turbines.

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New Service Cuts Time and Cost of CAE
Posted Fri January 31, 2003 @11:53AM
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News Enductive Solutions has announced the availability of a new “solutions service” that drastically reduces the time, investment and fixed costs required for companies to take advantage of the latest multidisciplinary Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technology. The company’s engineers work closely with a customer to understand their design engineering process, then recommend appropriate (CAE) tools that make it possible to improve product performance, and reduce engineering costs by rapidly evaluating software prototypes of their products.

Enductive consultants then develop an interface, specially tailored and tuned to their customer’s specific requirements, that accesses only the required software functionality. This eliminates the need for design engineers to become experts in the full range of available functions for multiple codes. “The latest computer aided engineering tools can help nearly any company make substantial improvements to their product while reducing time to market,” said Phil Raymond, President for Enductive Solutions. “Our new service reduces the time and cost needed to take advantage of these benefits.”

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Events: CFD Seminar on Industrial Turblulent Flows
Posted Fri January 31, 2003 @10:48AM
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Announcements There are a few remaining places left on the NAFEMS seminar, "Industrial Turbulent Flows: CFD Simulation and Validation" - 6th Feb 2003. I Mech E, London.

Do you trust the results of your CFD analysis?
How do you justify that trust and demonstrate it to your boss and customers?

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Events: Multiphase Flows in Industrial Applications Conference
Posted Tue January 28, 2003 @02:08PM
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News Multiphase Flows in Industrial Applications Course and Conference
April 28th - 30th 2003
Dresden, Germany

Multiphase flows are of great interest to a large variety of industries. The power generation, food production, chemical process, and automotive industries are all driving forces in this physically and phenomenologically complex field.

A one-day course will be followed by a two-day conference.

The goal of this conference is to bring together experimental and numerical practitioners, and foster the exchange of knowledge between the two sides. Experts from both areas are called upon to present their research and application results to a receptive worldwide audience. Sponsored by CFX Germany and Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V.

Abstracts are currently being accepted.

The short course is designed to provide knowledge on the use of numerical and experimental methods for multiphase flows.

Participants will receive an overview of the possibilities and limits of both modern experimental methods and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Valuable information on the applicability of CFD for daily tasks will be provided.

The lecturers are acknowledged experts in the areas outlined above.

For more information or to register visit the Conference Website.

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CFdesign v6.0 Named One of 2002's Top New Products
Posted Tue January 28, 2003 @11:02AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics Inc. announces that its flagship CFdesign® v6.0 fluid flow and electronics cooling simulation software has been named one of EDN magazine’s Top 100 Products for 2002. CFdesign v6.0 enables design engineers to evaluate their cooling strategies during the product concept stage by working hand in hand with their MCAD/ECAD systems.

According to EDN, thousands of new electronic products come along every year, yet only a relative few generate real excitement. EDN editors note that their readers respond in a really big way to about a hundred new products each year. Thus was born its year-end feature, the EDN Top 100 Products.

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