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Events: Outreach for CFD Open Day
Posted Tue March 02, 2004 @02:15PM
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News While the use of CFD continues to grow in large industry, smaller companies in particular are finding it hard to gain access to powerful computers and expensive software. However, a new initiative plans to change that by offering affordable CFD to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The CFD Outreach Initiative has been organised by the Institute of CFD, based at the Universities of Oxford and Reading, and the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC).

The initiative aims to put SMEs in touch with the most appropriate expert for their particular problem, and will give the companies access to the same expertise as their larger competitors - but without upfront fees.

Now the Outreach is hosting an Open Day to discuss, present and offer advice on fluid dynamics, aimed at small and medium sized companies. The open day will concentrate on the commercial advantages of CFD for small companies by presenting case studies which illustrate how small businesses have derived real commercial benefit from the application of CFD.

The meeting, which is free to all participants, will be held Monday 22nd March 2004 at the University of Reading Black Horse House.

Book your free place early to avoid disappointment by contacting Bette Byrne ICFD Secretary on 01865 273 883 or at bette@comlab.ox.ac.uk

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Simulent Featured as Tecplot's Plot of the Month
Posted Tue March 02, 2004 @09:28AM
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Post Processing Simulent's Liquid Flow Though a Nozzle is featured as Tecplot's Plot of the Month. Flow simulations help improve nozzle design and predict flow characteristics before actual prototyping. Better nozzle designs improve the efficiency of spraying systems in fuel injectors, burners, printers, sprinklers, vehicles, and many other products.

Results for this animation were generated with Simulent's Simulent-Spray software. Simulent-Spray is a CFD code for simulating free-surface flows. In particular, it models the breakup of liquid jets into sprays by solving the liquid flow Navier-Stokes equations in combination with a volume fraction method which tracks the free surface -- the boundary between liquid and air.

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New Software: Fluent Announces “First Pass” CFD Tool
Posted Mon March 01, 2004 @02:41PM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc., the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics, announces FloWizard™, a highly-automated “first-pass” flow simulation tool designed to quickly validate product design concepts in the earliest stages of the development process.

This powerful, yet easy-to-use tool allows engineers with a fundamental understanding of fluid dynamics to gain access to the power of fluid flow and heat transfer modeling to make informed design decisions. FloWizard is also fully customizable, and features peer-to-peer collaboration as a standard feature, allowing advanced users to collaborate with new users for support and the review of results.

By simulating a product’s fluid flow characteristics earlier in the design process, companies using FloWizard can realize several benefits, including:

  • Fewer physical prototypes required, saving significant time and cost
  • Improved decision support information during the early stages of the design process
  • Improved overall design engineering efficiency and productivity
  • Identification of optimum designs earlier in the design cycle
  • Customers receive prototypes sooner, and with higher quality
  • Functionally superior products reach the market more quickly

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Events: CFX-5 Oil and Gas Applications Seminar Series
Posted Mon March 01, 2004 @02:32PM
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ANSYS CFX ANSYS CFX cordially invites you to attend a one-day seminar dedicated to industrial applications that show how our Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, CFX, has been successfully applied to a wide range of projects in the Oil & Gas industry.
  • 18th May 2004 Aberdeen, UK
  • 19th May 2004 Hull, UK
  • 21st May 2004 London, UK
  • 25th May 2004 Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 26th May 2004 Antwerp, Belgium

As the leading supplier of CFD software in the area of multiphase flow and heat transfer, ANSYS CFX has built our expertise by supporting hundreds of licensed commercial and academic CFX users and successfully completing many consultancy projects.

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New Software: Blue Ridge Numerics Launches CFdesign v7
Posted Fri February 27, 2004 @09:34AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics has announced a major new release of its Upfront CFD software called CFdesign v7.0. Among its numerous new capabilities on display during the National Manufacturing Week, CFdesign v7.0 includes an industry-first Solid Motion Module ideally suited for use by mechanical engineers during the conceptual and detailed design stages of the product development process.

Available as an integrated solution for Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Unigraphics, and I-DEAS, CFdesign v7.0 creates a compelling value proposition for small, medium, and large companies operating in all industry segments. The new Solid Motion Module provides an effective virtual prototyping environment to accelerate the cost-effective production of high performance pumps, fans, blowers, compressors, turbo machinery, valves, pistons, hydraulic rams, and numerous other products.

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HP Increases Support for 64-bit Systems
Posted Fri February 27, 2004 @09:29AM
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Hardware techman wrote in with some 64-bit computing news from HP:

HP has announced support for Intel's stated technology directions for the Itanium architecture as well as advancements in Intel Xeon-based technologies. New Xeon advancements include 64-bit extensions that are fully compatible with AMD's AMD64 platform, as well as input/output, management and memory architectures that HP plans to deliver in upcoming workstation and server products.

HP expects 64-bit extensions to the Xeon processor to benefit workstation customers needing more memory in markets like mechanical computer-aided design, finance, digital content creation and others. Itanium-based HP workstations are targeted at computationally demanding applications, such as computer-aided engineering, that require the best available floating-point performance, as well as for Itanium software development.

Additionally, HP unveiled new industry-standard HP ProLiant servers featuring the AMD OpteronTM processor.

"HP, the market leader for servers, has chosen the AMD Opteron processor to help expand their product offerings," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. "Their decision to incorporate AMD Opteron processors in the ProLiant family confirms AMD's momentum in the enterprise and HP's commitment to providing customers more choice on industry-standard platforms."

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