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Events: Fluent Phase Change Modeling Seminar
Posted Fri September 19, 2003 @02:32PM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is offering a Lunch ’n Learn Seminar on Phase Change Modeling, Friday, October 17, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., at the St. John’s Conference Center, in Plymouth, MI.

This seminar is an excellent opportunity for the researcher or engineer to see how applications of CFD modeling for Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer are expanding into the realm of the Automotive Industry. The new features in the latest release FLUENT6.1 are enabling simulation including the hydrodynamic and thermal effects of various phase change phenomena such as: cavitation, condensation, evaporation, boiling, solidification and melting.

This presentation will demonstrate options for including phase change effects in CFD simulations including defogging and deicing, evaporators and condensers, water pumps, water jackets, fuel injectors, fuel filling systems, and more.

You should plan on attending this free seminar if you are a researcher or engineer involved in flow and heat transfer projects impacted by phase change, and are interested in creating a CFD analysis procedure capable of including phase change effects. Or, if you are an intermediate or advanced CFD software user interested in expanding your knowledge on the topic of phase change modeling with FLUENT 6.1

For more information and to register for this free seminar, visit the Fluent seminar website.

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AMD Announces Mid- And Low- Power Opteron Processors
Posted Fri September 19, 2003 @08:16AM
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Hardware techman writes "AMD announced today that it plans to offer customers mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors in the first half of 2004.

The mid- and low-power AMD Opteron processors, to be available at 55 watts and 30 watts, are designed to provide customers with a wide variety of solutions, extending into the AMD Opteron 100-, 200-, and 800- series product lines.

Enterprise computing systems that require power conservation, such as blade servers and storage devices, are gaining in popularity due to their scalability, ease of management and cost efficiency. In addition, mid- and low-power processors are a requirement for many server systems housed in large computing centers where power consumption and heat affects operating costs. The AMD Opteron processor’s high memory throughput and I/O bandwidth are ideal for products that must quickly move and manipulate large datasets, while consuming minimum power.

The AMD Opteron processor is the industry’s first 64-bit, x86 technology implementation (also known as AMD64). This technology preserves companies’ investments in 32-bit applications, while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing as those companies require.

This growing customer base will now be able to recognize the new level of computing available with AMD64 technology.

Source: AMD"

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Events: Free Tecplot Training Offered
Posted Thu September 18, 2003 @03:42PM
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Post Processing Free Tecplot online training is now being offered in October. The online training will cover topics such as importing data, creating macros, general plotting strategies, and numerical simulation post-processing.

The sessions are a quick way to get up-to-speed on the latest Tecplot tools and solutions. Many of Tecplot 10's new features will also be demonstrated. More details are available at

The training sessions last approximately 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions.

Wednesday, October 1st 10:00 AM PST
Basic/Intermediate Tecplot Training
Wednesday, October 15th 10:00 AM PST
Numerical Simulation Post-Processing w/ Tecplot
Thursday, October 30th 10:00 AM PST
Advanced Tecplot Training

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Improved Forecasting Helps Hurricane Experts See Into Storms' Futures
Posted Wed September 17, 2003 @08:44AM
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News As reported in this New York Times story, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami is using computer simulation to predict the path and intensity of impending Hurricane Isabel.

Max Mayfield, the director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, said that the average error range on the 19 five-day forecasts generated since Sept. 6, when the center started issuing advisories on Hurricane Isabel, had errors that were typical of a two-day forecast in his early days at the agency, 30 years ago.

From 1964 until this year, three days was the longest ahead that federal hurricane forecasters dared venture.

In that time, meteorologists greatly improved their ability to predict the track of storms through vastly increased computing power, more realistic simulations of general global weather conditions and increased satellite and aircraft observation of storms' behavior and movements.

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New Software: Flow Science Releases FLOW-3D Version 8.2
Posted Wed September 17, 2003 @08:27AM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new upgrade release of its FLOW-3D® computational fluid dynamics software. Version 8.2 of FLOW-3D® offers users several new and useful physical models and significant improvements to two key features of the solver: the VOF method for tracking fluid interfaces and the multi-block grid coupling. In addition, FLOW-3D® will now offer its users interactive, on-screen geometry and mesh creation capability.

A brief description of the key new features in Version 8.2:

  • New VOF advection model -- TruVOF®. A new semi-Lagrangian VOF advection method has been implemented. The new VOF advection model will enhance users’ ability to track fluid interfaces in complex 3D flows.
  • Multi-block coupling model. Stability, accuracy and efficiency of pressure-velocity coupling between mesh blocks has been greatly improved through the use of the Chimera multi-block method. The new method further widens the range of problems that can be tackled with FLOW-3D®, from large scale flows in civil engineering to casting to micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

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Fluent Offers CFD Conference Proceedings
Posted Sun September 14, 2003 @05:52PM
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News Fluent recently hosted the European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) in Bingen, Germany, bringing together applied CFD engineers from across Europe. This event, the first of its kind, allowed engineers to share their experiences of using FLUENT CFD for design within the automotive industry.

Twenty papers were presented at the event representing a broad range of automotive CFD applications from aerodynamics to paint spraying. A Conference Proceedings CD has been produced which includes PDF files of all the papers presented at the event plus the best animation seen over the two days. Fluent is offering the Conference Proceedings CD for free.

This is a limited offer, so visit us online to request your free CD now.

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