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New Software: AVL and TNO Launch New SWIFT CAA Version
Posted Thu July 03, 2003 @03:04PM
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News AVL and TNO have announced the release of the new SWIFT CAA version in June 2003. This version features a very advanced Computational Aero Acoustics (CAA) capability as an extension to the well-known Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD tool SWIFT.

This major release offers turnkey aerodynamic and aero acoustic simulations in and around moving objects as found in aerospace and automotive industry for the control of aerodynamically generated noise. The CAA software is a development by TNO in The Netherlands and will be presented at the TNO Booth during the Paris Airshow (20 - 25 June 2003).

The novel workflow manager of the SWIFT software integrates meshing, CFD simulations, CAA simulations and visualisation in a very user-friendly way. This saves significant processing time by preventing unnecessary data exchange and mesh generation cycles.

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Events: AVL Presents Vehicle Thermal Management Conference
Posted Wed July 02, 2003 @11:20AM
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News In the last decade vehicle cooling systems have evolved into complex networks designed to efficiently balanced heat transfer between the powertrain and the vehicle. Today, a modern vehicle thermal management systems (VTMS) must coordinate the thermal environments of the underhood, powertrain cooling system and the passenger compartment, with the goal of optimizing performance and customer comfort. As emissions standards become more stringent worldwide and pressure grows to increase vehicle fuel economy, breakthroughs in vehicle thermal management are becoming even more critical.

AVL offers an advanced analysis toolchain for VTMS from 1D to high-end 3D CFD solutions - AVL FIRE and AVL SWIFT. Therefore all the following issues can be addressed and will be discussed at the conference on July 30th, 2003 in Plymouth, Michigan:

  • Complete integrated VTMS toolchains
  • Engine performance and heat rejection
  • Exhaust gas after-treatment
  • Passenger comfort, de-icing and de-fogging
  • Optimization techniques
We cordially invite you to join us for a fruitful day of technical presentations and discussions.

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Fluent Newsletter Available
Posted Mon June 30, 2003 @02:09PM
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News The latest issue of Fluent News has just been released and is available for viewing or downloading. This 56 page edition features numerous articles on leading edge applied CFD applications, including the latest reaction modeling developments, an 8 page Supplement for the HVAC Industry, a number of stories from the Biomedical Industry, a profile of CFD in Germany, and an interview with thought leaders at Vivendi Water on their vision for Environmental CFD in the future. Many other application stories are included, along with product news, partner news, articles on academic research projects, and a support corner article on parallel computing on a Windows cluster.

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CFdesign is Solid Edge Certified Select Solution
Posted Thu June 26, 2003 @02:35PM
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News CFdesign has been awarded “Certified Select” Status on Solid Edge CAD software by EDS. The recognition continues a long-standing partnership between the two companies.

CFdesign earned the “Certified Select” status within the Solid Edge Voyager Program by delivering the highest level of integrated solution to meet the diverse needs of designers engaged in the development of mechanical and electronics products.

With this certification, CFdesign reaffirms the on-going partnership with Solid Edge to provide an integrated solution for creating, capturing and sharing digital knowledge.

“Our corporate mission has always been to empower product development teams with a CFD tool that is driven by leading MCAD systems, reducing development costs and timelines of more innovative products,” stated Blue Ridge Numerics vice president of marketing, Jim Spann. “Solid Edge Version 14 is clearly a leading MCAD system and we continue to see increasing demand among the Solid Edge community for an integrated CFD solution. The Certified Select status is an important statement of commitment to a common vision shared by our companies and customers.”

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SGI Linux Cluster Scores Well on Benchmarks
Posted Wed June 25, 2003 @09:42AM
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Hardware The SGI Altix 3000 server, running 64-bit Linux on Intel Itanium 2 processors, has scored very well on a number of industry standard performance benchmarks (pdf of scores).

In an extensive array of industry-standard benchmarks such as SPEC®, STREAM Triad and Linpack, as well as on real-world scientific and engineering applications, the SGI Altix 3000 family bested similarly configured systems from IBM, HP and Sun--in some cases delivering more than two times the performance over the nearest competitor.

Real-world tests running applications from major technical compute markets included those in computational chemistry, biosciences, environmental modeling, and computational fluid dynamics.

Of particular interest to CFD Review readers will be the STAR-CD application benchmark.

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Application: CFD Simulation Helps Reduce Diesel Engine Soot
Posted Tue June 24, 2003 @09:32AM
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Application VTT Processes, one of six research units of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, applies the latest research techniques to the sort of challenges and problems that face the energy and process industries, such as decreasing emissions and controlling climate changes, introducing production processes that require even less resources and using an increasing amount of renewable and recycled raw materials.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a crucial tool for the Center, which works closely with the diesel engine industry and requires increasingly accurate ways to measure fluid flow to improve performance and reduce emissions. There are twenty CFD engineers working at VTT Processes on various applications, many of whom use the powerful CFD solver, STAR-CD from the CD adapco Group.

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