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New STAR-CD Magazine Available
Posted Thu May 29, 2003 @10:29AM
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News The latest issue of STAR-CD Dynamics, the customer magazine from the CD adapco Group, is now available to read or download.

The most packed issue ever contains all the latest product and corporate news from the Group and an ever expanding list of application stories.

An innovative new helicopter simulation technology has been developed by CSIR, SAAB fine tune their sunroof to eliminate aeroacoustic noise, Framatome model the latest pressurized water reactors and much more.

To either read online or download in pdf format, please visit the newsletter webpage.

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New Software: NASA Offers Free CFD Software for Mac OS X
Posted Wed May 28, 2003 @12:12PM
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News NASA Langley Research Center has released the Tetrahedral Unstructured Software System, or TetrUSS, for Mac OS X.

TetrUSS is an unstructured-grid flow analysis and design computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software system. The goal is to provide a validated capability to non-CFD expert users for performing rapid aerodynamic analysis and design of complex configurations.

The system consists of a loosely coupled set of software for geometry setup, grid generation, flow solution, and analysis.

TetrUSS is used in aerodynamics and fluid dynamics analysis, and has been used on major projects including High Speed Research / High Speed Civil Transport, Hyper-X, Abrupt Wing Stall, Mars Scout, Joint Strike Fighter and more. What's more, the software has been used in the civilian aerospace industry, academy, automotive, biomedical and civil engineering fields.

TetrUSS is available free-of-charge to U.S. entities, citizens, and permanent residents. In addition, a free 1-week TetrUSS training course is available monthly at NASA Langley Research Center, and is strongly recommended.

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New Software: CFDRC Announces Release 2003 of CFD-ACE+
Posted Wed May 28, 2003 @09:42AM
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News CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) has announced the release 2003 of CFD-ACE+, the leading multiphysics engineering software. The new version offers a variety of improvements, making simulations of complex processes for automotive, aerospace, bio, fuel cell, MEMS, micro-fluidic and semiconductor applications easier and more efficient.

Highlights of CFD-ACE+ R2003 include the following features:

  • A new unified database manager for all material properties, chemistry data and chemistry reactions.
  • A generalized adaptive time step control.
  • The biochemistry module has now been fully ported into the pre-existing chemistry module.
  • Improvements to the optional finite-element stress solver.
  • The Free Surface (VOF) module now supports multi-to-one grid systems.
  • Improvements for plasma simulation.
  • Electroplating has been newly implemented.
  • CFD-VIEW has been completely redesigned.

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FLUENT Eulerian Granular Model Suitability?
Posted Thu May 22, 2003 @08:34PM
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Help Desk ap writes "I'm tying to simulate a riser using FLUENT 6.0 Eulerian granular model, but results doesn't agree with experimental data.

I'd like to know how suitable is the model implemented in FLUENT to simulate risers, and how is it accurate. Did someone used it successfully?

Thanks ap"

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New Software: Mixing Simulation Gets Easier
Posted Thu May 22, 2003 @04:05PM
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News Fluent Inc., in its continued commitment to providing CFD simulation technology to the process industry, releases MixSim 2.0 for use in modeling industrial mixing tank applications. MixSim has a mixing specific interface and is fully coupled with Fluent Inc.'s other packages (GAMBIT 2 for geometry and grid generation, and the FLUENT 6 solver for solver and physical models). The new intelligent geometry and meshing algorithms in MixSim 2.0, combined with mixing specific graphical presentation of results, enables users to set up CFD simulations of complex mixing tank configurations in a matter of minutes.

Uniquely in MixSim 2.0, the code allows for multiple arbitrarily positioned shafts and baffles with various top and bottom vessel shapes. MixSim's coupling to libraries of brand name and generic impeller types also leads to rapid mixing tank problem set up and solution for parametric mixing related analyses. Connection to the unparalleled breadth of physical and chemical models in the FLUENT 6 CFD solver means that users now have the most powerful flow modeling software available to them for mixing tank calculations.

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Events: Fluent's Hosts European Automotive CFD Conference
Posted Wed May 21, 2003 @01:37PM
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News Fluent's combined offices in Europe are pleased to present the programme for the upcoming Automotive CFD Conference they are hosting for CFD users in Bingen, Germany, June 25-26, 2003.

Highlights of the event include the presentations of 20 leading edge applied automotive CFD papers covering traditional CFD application areas such as aerodynamics, climate control, powertrain and underhood thermal management, but also extending to new and novel multiphase and non-conventional automotive CFD applications like condensation and paintshops. Companies presenting at the conference include Opel, Volvo, PSA, Delphi, Skoda, MIRA, Ferrari and Sauber Formula 1 Teams, Advantage CFD, Mann & Hummel, Eberspaecher, Livbag, TRW, Arsenal Research, Duerr Systems and Fraunhofer IPA. Universities who will be highlighting their research efforts include Aachen, Bologna, Valladolid, W. Bohemia and Nottingham.

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