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Application: CFD Helps in Ensuring Safe Power Plant
Posted Tue April 15, 2003 @03:50PM
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Application By R. Buettner, R. Walterskötter and H. Schmidt,
Framatome ANP GmbH TGT1, Germany

The safety aspects of gas turbine power plant have become a major concern around the world, and many local safety authorities now require the analysis of leakage in the gas supply of turbines as a part of the approval to operate plants. Safety is our specialty at the Technical Centre of Framatome ANP GmbH. Capitalizing on our extensive expertise in power plant technology, we offer a multi-disciplinary approach to consulting with, among others, competence in material technologies and thermal fluid dynamics.

Over the years, we have gained comprehensive experience in the safety aspects of gas turbine power, with the analysis of many different plants and designs. In a recent project, we looked at reducing hazards due to hypothetical leakages in the fuel gas system of a turbine. The turbine was located in an acoustic enclosure which employed forced-convection ventilation to diffuse any gas leakage to below a specified concentration level. The specified level is defined as "under control" by the local Health & Safety department. If this condition is fulfilled, the risk of an explosion causing significant damage or injury can be considered as controlled.

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New Software: GAMBIT 2.1 to Include Native CATIA V4 Translation
Posted Tue April 15, 2003 @10:10AM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc. and Spatial Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company, today announced that Fluent's GAMBIT 2.1 preprocessor, due for general release in the next month, includes native CATIA V4 translation. GAMBIT is the preprocessor supplied with Fluent's world-leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Fluent has licensed the native CATIA V4 import technology from Spatial, which is the sole provider of true, native CATIA translators.

GAMBIT 2.1 also comes with several new capabilities for supporting the import of complex CAD models, such as automatic connectivity leading to unique Boolean approaches, automated cleanup tools, and easier decomposition tools. It also includes a new, hybrid volume meshing approach (HexCore) based on adaptive Cartesian technology.

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Events: STAR-CD North American User Conferences 2003
Posted Mon April 14, 2003 @02:59PM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group proudly invites you to the 2003 North American STAR-CD User Conference. This year, we will be hosting conferences in two locations, Detroit and Seattle.

The Detroit Conference will take place at the Doubletree Hotel in Novi, Michigan on May 7th and 8th.

User presentations from an array of industries, including auto, power generation, combustion and aerospace engineering, focusing on analytical results, will be held on the first day of the conference. The second day will be comprised of eight, 1.5 hour parallel sessions where you will gain knowledge of detailed code methodology and procedure.

  • Optimization Using STAR-CD and modeFrontier
  • Advanced Meshing and CAD Integration Processes
  • Reciprocating Engine Modeling
  • Underhood Thermal Management and Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Aftertreatment Modeling with STAR-CD Aeroacoustics
  • Fuel Cell Modeling
  • Rotating Machinery and Fluid Structure Interaction Modeling

We shall host an informal reception following the first day of presentations, where you are welcome to meet with other users, CD adapco Group staff, and enjoy the food and drink at the Doubletree Hotel.

The Seattle Conference will be held at the Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue, Washington on May 9th.

The format will be similar, with User presentations in the morning and some in depth seminars in the afternoon. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Demonstrations from a variety of hardware and software vendors will be presented throughout both conferences.

To register, please visit our website.

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Events: CFDRC User Conference 2003
Posted Mon April 14, 2003 @08:11AM
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ESI Group The 2003 CFDRC Software User Conference will be held the week of May 12, 2003 at the Marriott Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama USA.

The 2003 User Conference is expected to be the biggest and best event so far. This conference is focused on you, the user of CFDRC software, with the goal being to inform you of the latest developments while also listening to your needs for future direction. The schedule includes sessions, presentations, and events that will be both rewarding and fun.

More information is available at the CFDRC Home page.

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New Software: Latest Fluent Software Brings New Power to Automotive CFD
Posted Wed April 09, 2003 @08:37AM
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ANSYS FLUENT The latest version of FLUENT brings new possibilities for modeling fuel injectors, IC engines, valves, and other moving equipment with its dynamic mesh modeling capability. Users simply set up the initial mesh, prescribe the motion, and sit back and watch as FLUENT automatically changes the mesh to follow the motion. "FLUENT can now easily simulate physical phenomena previously requiring tedious manual preparation," says Fluent's Chief Technology Officer, Dipankar Choudhury. "The applications for dynamic mesh modeling are limitless. Our users are thinking of new ways to use it all the time," he adds.

FLUENT 6.1 incorporates a new cavitation model which is accurate even under very high pressure conditions and new reaction modeling functionality targeted for exhaust system design. IC engine modeling capabilities are further enhanced by crevice and spray-wall interaction models. Also, FLUENT 6.1 offers dynamic coupling capability with WAVE (Ricardo) – in addition to GT-Power (Gamma Technologies, Inc.) and Virtual Engines (Optimum Power Technology).

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Events: NAFEMS World Congress 2003
Posted Wed April 02, 2003 @10:04AM
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News Preparations for the NAFEMS World Congress 2003 are now in their final stages. This bi-annual event is being held in Orlando, Florida USA from the 27th-31st of May, and features papers from major figures in the international engineering analysis community.

The conference aims to provide delegates with a unique insight into established methods, along with a visionary view of new technologies. The combination of these insights will have a real impact on the product development process.

With papers being presented from the leading industrial experts and academic researchers from no less that 18 countries, the Congress promises to be a truly international representation of the state of simulation and analysis technology worldwide.

The keynote address is being provided by Tom Curry of LMS International, and will focus on the business benefits of simulation, but will also touch on the people issues which are vital to successful implementation. With over 25 years experience in the analysis, simulation and testing markets, Tom is uniquely placed to provide a leading edge insight into the business benefits of simulation.

Delegate registration is still open, and anyone wishing to register for the congress should contact Anne Creechan at the NAFEMS office on +44(0)1355 22 56 88, or e-mail You can find out more and also register online at

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