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Business: IIS Opens Domestic CFD Application Shop
Posted Thu March 06, 2003 @03:39PM
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News The Indian Institute of Science’s department of mechanical engineering has opened a design shop in Bangalore aiming for the domestic market in the emerging computational fluid dynamics (CFD) space.

So far most Indian companies working in this high-end area have been catering to in-house requirements and the Advanced Product Design and Prototyping outfit (APDAP) will be among the few players to offer this as a service from India They will mainly focus on the defence and Indian enterprise sector.

The product design services offered by APDAP will take a project right from the concept stage to industrial/product design, cost factoring, testing/validation, FEA (finite element analysis) to validate the design, virtual simulation and finally the rapid prototyping technique stage when a working model of the product will be made available besides also tying up on the manufacturing front.

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Application: Building Interiors Go With The Flow
Posted Thu March 06, 2003 @09:32AM
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Application A recent article in the Architectural Record features CFD analysis of a building interior:

When future visitors stroll through the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, they’ll have little idea how much of their physical comfort depends on what’s underfoot. A special floor slab will house an exotic heating and cooling system that will variously circulate hot or cold water throughout the museum to regulate the indoor temperature according to the seasons.
But the floor won’t be the only environmental regulator. Streaming sunlight from an all-glass, west-facing wall will enter the space to help heat the interior and create buoyant layers of air and comfortable surroundings for guests.
This intricate dance of temperatures and air currents hasn’t been left to chance. Engineers are spending months pouring over sophisticated computer models that forecast the temperatures at every point within the building for each season of the year, and for specific times of each day. The environmental model has became an essential component of the design process.

Read the entire article at Architectural Record.

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Application: Forest Fire Management Using STAR-CD
Posted Wed March 05, 2003 @10:02AM
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Application Dr. Stephen T. McIlwain and Kevin Jones, CD adapco Group

Forest fires cost the United States millions of dollars per year in property and land loss and were responsible for the deaths of numerous firefighters and civilians last year. In addition, this year, there have been highly publicized aviation disasters that have occurred in attempting to extinguish the infernos.

What if the likely ignition locations of these fires could be predicted? What if the spread of these fires could be predicted and therefore controlled before becoming uncontrollable? Unusually for a CFD challenge this is not about reducing design costs, nor about meeting production deadlines: it is, however, about protecting the environment and saving property and lives where the deadlines are even more critical.

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Events: AVL-AST User Meeting Intl. 2003
Posted Wed March 05, 2003 @09:54AM
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News We are pleased to announce AVL´s International User Meeting on Fluid Dynamics and Structural Dynamics to be held in Autumn 2003.

It is the second time we are offering this user meeting for our users on the fluid dynamics side as well as on the structural dynamics side.

Part of the programme will be dedicated to presentations on successful applications by users of AVL software. Additional information on the current development status and future plans will be provided by members of the AVL development team.

13th October 2003
In the evening, AVL would like to welcome you in Graz, the European Cultural Capital 2003!

14th - 15th October 2003
User Meeting 2003
Graz, Austria

16th - 17th October 2003
Parallel Workshops Fluid Dynamics and Structural Dynamics

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New Software: ANSYS Announces CFX-TurboGrid 2.1
Posted Tue March 04, 2003 @11:11AM
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News ANSYS Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the release of CFX-TurboGrid(tm) version 2.1 featuring new technology developed by recently acquired CFX, a leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services for turbomachinery. CFX-TurboGrid 2.1 provides analysts of rotating machinery with the mesh creation tool required to increase productivity and optimize design. CFX-TurboGrid uses newly developed technology to create a high-quality hexahedral mesh while preserving the underlying geometry, allowing for accurate and fast CFD analysis. New automated functions further simplify the grid-generation step in the analysis process.

As part of the CFX system of integrated software for turbomachinery applications which includes CFX-5(tm), CFX-TASCflow(tm) and CFX-BladeGen(tm), earlier versions of CFX-TurboGrid serves more than 250 users worldwide in more than 150 companies. Grid generation is a key element in CFD analysis, particularly in the exacting turbomachinery field. High-quality grids are required to generate the accurate results needed to compare performance simulation of multiple designs. In industries where meeting rigorous specifications is paramount and small increases in efficiency can lead to millions of dollars profit, CFX-TurboGrid is a software tool that provides fast turnaround of the grid-generation process to ensure maximum utility from the CFD analysis process.

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Business: Flow Science Announces New Associate for Canada
Posted Mon March 03, 2003 @01:40PM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement with the Simulations Group, Inc., for that firm to sell and provide technical support Flow Science’s FLOW-3D® computational fluid dynamics software in Canada.

Flow Science ( is a privately-held software company specializing in high fidelity fluid dynamics modeling software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. In addition to its new presence in the Taiwan, Flow Science also has Associates for FLOW-3D® in Japan, Germany, Korea, Russia, Finland, Norway, Italy, Spain & Portugal, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Flow Science is located in Santa Fe, NM.

The Simulations Group ( is based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The principal is Dr. Babak Saberi. The Simulations Group specializes in the use of CFD and other simulation tools for manufacturing, automotive, environmental, civil hydraulics and chemical process applications.

For information, contact Flow Science at (505) 982-0088 or or the Simulations Group at 905-286-4321 or

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