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New Software: A Mesh Generator for Heat Exchangers
Posted Mon February 17, 2003 @04:42PM
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Grid Generation SoftInWay has released a new version of their customized grid generator for industrial heat exchangers. MinuteMesh uses a parameterized template of various heat exchanger geometries to rapidly create a hexahedral element mesh.

Due to the large range of feature size in a typical boiler (which include hundreds of tubes), unstructured meshing is usually prohibitive. Often, meshing is the bottleneck in boiler design. SoftInWay's parameterized boiler mesh generator makes mesh study and design optimization much easier, saving customers time and money.

The mesh generator creates an input file for a customer-specified solver, such as COSMOS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, Fluent, etc.

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Events: NUMECA World Wide User Meeting
Posted Thu February 13, 2003 @05:48PM
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News NUMECA is pleased to invite you to attend our third worldwide User-Meeting, February 26-27, 2003 in Brussels Belgium. This event will bring together world leaders in turbomachinery design and CFD analysis for two full days of user presentations, product seminars, technological discussions and keynote speeches. This conference is for you, and we would therefore like to invite you to make a presentation on a topic of your choosing.

The User-Meeting will concentrate on advanced simulation and design-optimization technology specific to turbomachinery. However, there will also be important sessions on unstructured solution-adaptive simulation for aerospace, automotive and other applications. The new unstructured CFD suite FINE/HEXA, which employs efficient solution-adaptive grid-refinement/coarsening based on purely hexahedral grids, will be unveiled. Although HEXA/NS is only now being released, it has already been used in large-scale consulting studies and consortium projects concentrating on such topics as DES and aero-acoustics simulation.

For more information and to register, visit the NUMECA web site.

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A Turbulence Haiku
Posted Thu February 13, 2003 @09:13AM
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CFD Haiku
K-Epsilon now....
then something far more complex!
Does it matter much?
Have some fun with your work! Send in your CFD haiku for publication here. There is no reward other than perhaps personal enlightenment. So, silence the mind, yield to spontaneity and send in your CFD haiku today.

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Monsanto Selects EASA to Deliver Technical Applications
Posted Fri February 07, 2003 @04:40PM
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News Monsanto has selected EASA (Enterprise Accessible Software Applications) from AEA Technology as a development platform to deliver custom engineering applications to the enterprise.

Previously, the firm’s engineers found that applications designed in-house to solve specific problems were difficult to use, mainly because the applications only offered a DOS command line interface. However, this limitation has now been overcome. “The subject matter experts themselves used EASA to wrap GUIs around these applications, making it possible for far more engineers to take advantage of the time savings they provide,” said Denny Hayek, Process Engineering Manager for Monsanto.

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New Software: ACUITIV Visualization Software Released
Posted Fri February 07, 2003 @04:32PM
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Post Processing ACUITIV™ Software Group today announced the availability of ACUITIV Version 3.2 software - enabling Windows® 2000 compatibility and numerous other feature enhancements.

Formerly known as Virtual Vantage, ACUITIV 3.2 software for Windows® 2000, UNIX and Linux will be available for delivery this February. In addition to releasing support for Windows® 2000, the ACUITIV™ Software Group (ASG) has added multiple enhancements including support for Plot3D function files, STL and TecPlot data formats; grouping of sub-geometries within the original model; improved 3D GUI and navigation; Linux performance enhancements; and user selectable isosurface colors.

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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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