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Events: Introduction to STAR-Works
Posted Thu February 27, 2003 @09:49AM
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News Introduction to STAR-Works
March 5th 2003
London, UK

The CD adapco Group would like to invite you to our latest CAE workshop, presenting STAR-Works. For the very first time engineers can have a full functionality CFD code (STAR-CD) bundled with a no-compromise intuitive CAD front end (SolidWorks).

For more information, visit the events pages on our website.

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Events: Quality and Trust in Industrial CFD Applications
Posted Thu February 27, 2003 @09:38AM
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News QNET-CFD will be holding their Third Workshop on Quality & Trust in the Industrial Applications of CFD in Prague, capitol of the Czech Republic, on 29-30 May 2003.

The third QNET-CFD Workshop offers an ideal opportunity to discover more about QNET-CFD and recent advances on Quality & Trust in the Industrial Applications of CFD. Technical papers on selected QNET-CFD Application Challenges will be presented, together with invited presentations on the work of other European Networks and CFD quality initiatives worldwide.

Online Registration
Preliminary Program [pdf]

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Visualization: Immersive 3D Visualization Under Linux
Posted Tue February 25, 2003 @06:07PM
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Hardware Fakespace Systems, makers of immersive visualization environments, and Xi Graphics, makers of hardware graphics drivers for the Linux OS, have teamed to develop a new software driver that enables stereoscopic immersive environments to run on the Linux platform.

Now Fakespace visualization systems that incorporate digital projection technology, such as the CAVE®, RAVE II™, WorkWall™, and ImmersaDesk®, can run Linux-based applications using off-the-shelf graphics cards.

"The demand for Linux-based software applications in the government and education sectors is growing," said Steve Fine, vice president of engineering at Fakespace Systems. "By teaming with XiG, we are able to provide a complete solution for engineers and researchers using Linux applications to solve complex problems using the world's most advanced visualization systems."

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CFdesign Partners with 3 MCAD Leaders at NDES
Posted Thu February 20, 2003 @03:35PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics Inc. announces that its flagship product, CFdesign® v6.0, will be demonstrated in three booths at the upcoming National Design & Engineering Show being held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Exhibition Center, March 3-6, 2003. Attendees will be given the opportunity to see CFdesign fluid flow and electronics cooling simulations performed on native CAD assemblies produced by today’s leading CAD systems. These demonstrations will take place at the Autodesk booth (5901), the Solid Edge booth (5501) and the SolidWorks Corp. booth (6501).

CFdesign is also integrated with Pro/ENGINEER® and works associatively with native 3D geometry produced in any MCAD system that employs ACIS, Granite, or Parasolid modeling kernels.

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Application: CFD Improves Ultra High Fuel Economy Vehicle
Posted Thu February 20, 2003 @10:07AM
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Application by Antonio M.G. Lopes and Petro de F.V. Carvalheira
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

When a single drop of fuel can decide the winner of a vehicle economy competition, excellent aerodynamics is critical. That is what we realized at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Coimbra when we decided to enter the annual Shell Éco-Marathon contest in 1998.

In this event, each prototype must cover six laps of the Nogaro circuit, at a minimum average speed of 25 km/h with only gasoline, diesel or LPG as permitted fuels. The volume of fuel spent is then measured and an extrapolation is made for the distance the car would travel with one liter of fuel. With the overall drag of a vehicle being determined by the small difference between positive and negative forces, numerical prediction is very sensitive to the accuracy of the numerics. Flow separation can compound these difficulties, though in our case, the car shape was designed to avoid any separation.

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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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