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Events: HP Hosts CAE Symposium
Posted Thu May 08, 2003 @10:00AM
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News HP is hosting the 14th annual technology trends in automotive engineering symposium on Tuesday May 13, 2003 in Plymouth, MI.

The one day symposium brings 25 technical experts from the top CAE application development teams, keynote speakers from HP and Visteon Climate Systems, and over 300 engineers and managers to discuss current trends in engineering simulation. There is no cost for this event, but seating is limited -- so register online today!

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Application: CFD Modeling Advances Plant Safety Research
Posted Wed May 07, 2003 @04:10PM
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Application By Eckhard Krepper, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Germany

The Institute of Safety Research at the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (FZR) focuses on safety assessments in nuclear plant and the chemical process industry. In this field, most of the passive safety components rely on natural convection to remove heat, and often involve large heat fluxes and boiling flows. We chose CFX-4 to help us in studying these flows because of its open interface that allows us easily to add our own models when required.

Before deciding on CFX-4, we undertook a number of validation projects. An example was the simulation of a scaled emergency condenser (NOKO) constructed in the laboratory of Forschungszentrum Jülich. We modelled the heat transfer from heated tubes in the primary circuit to the pool in the secondary circuit, accounting for the transient and laminar flow in the pool. CFX-4's calculation of the temperature stratification and the development of the plume were in good agreement with the experimental results.

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Events: AVL Offers FIRE and SWIFT Training
Posted Thu April 24, 2003 @10:23AM
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AVL Based on the great demand for training with the new release of FIRE v8.1.1 and SWIFT v3.1.1, AVL is pleased to provide professional upgrade training for our customers and prospects in Graz, Austria. For both FIRE and SWIFT, a basic introduction and an advanced training will be provided to give our customers a comprehensive overview of the new features.

If you are interested in basic training and a subsequent free demo license, get detailed information at

Training Dates:
FIRE Basic 5-6 May, 2003
FIRE Advanced 7-9 May, 2003
SWIFT Basic 12-13 May, 2003

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New Software: TGS, Inc. Releases Open Inventor 4.0
Posted Tue April 22, 2003 @10:02AM
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Post Processing TGS, Inc. is proud to announce the availability of its Version 4.0 of Open Inventor™. With this version of Open Inventor, TGS has taken customer-inspired enhancements and broadened both the functionality and flexibility of the Open Inventor toolkit. Open Inventor dramatically simplifies the design, development, deployment, and maintenance of scalable and interactive 3D applications and has become the de facto standard for development of cross-platform (Windows®, UNIX®, Linux®) 3D graphics applications in C++ and Java™.

Major enhancements in version 4.0 include: Native SoQt Library, Multi-Volume Support, Volume Geometry Nodes, Expanded Display Support, Bump Mapping Support, Improved Transparency, and much more.

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Events: Join ThermoAnalytics in Germany
Posted Mon April 21, 2003 @08:18AM
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News ThermoAnalytics, Inc. US, a leader in developing advanced engineering analysis software for thermal heat management and infrared signature prediction, will exhibit at SimPat 2003 - the Simulation and Visualisation in Processes, Applications and Technologies in Nürnberg, Germany, 13-15 May 2003. Simulaniously we will present a paper on coupling cfd and radiation at the World Fluid Dynamics Days.

Meet our engineers personally at the exhibition at booth 8-125 in cooperation with Fluent by registering at before 30 April 2003.

Join our presentation on 14 May 2003 in Nürnberg and receive a 30% reduced registration fee by registering before 30 April 2003 by email at

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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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