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New Software: Hydro-Dynamica v1.0 CFD Solver for Windows
Posted Thu March 18, 2004 @08:54AM
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News Hydro-Dynamica is an incompressible fluid solver (solves two dimensional Navier-Stokes equations) with an easy and intuitive GUI using the FOX toolkit and an OpenGL viewport integrated with FOX.

Main features:

  • Exact implementation of the SIMPLE algorithm
  • Turbulent or laminar flow (Reynold number)
  • Easy to use (WYSIWYG) click & calculate software
  • Totally FREE for educational purposes!

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New Software: XYZ Releases TrueGrid Version 2.2
Posted Thu March 18, 2004 @08:51AM
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Grid Generation Now available, TrueGrid version 2.2 delivers major enhancements and additions to its already extensive list of capabilities. Below are only a sample of what is new.

Extensive enhancements and additions have been added to the output features for many analysis packages. Packages enhanced include LSTC DYNA (including thermal materials and DATABASE extensions), MSC NASTRAN (including rigid bodies material types), ANSYS (including materials, analysis options and cross section data), ABAQUS (fixed formats are no longer used), and NIKE3D (now includes 20 noded brick elements and sliding interfaces with 8 noded segments). Further, TrueGrid now supports Noran Engineering, Inc. NASTRAN and TOPAZ3D version 2000.

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New Software: Blue Ridge Numerics Announces CATIA V5 Initiative
Posted Sun March 14, 2004 @04:16PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc. has announced that it has become a Spatial Corp. CAA V5 Adopter and is on track to deliver the first release of CFdesign® for CATIA V5 during the final quarter of 2004.

CFdesign is the industry-leading upfront CFD software solution, providing full-power fluid flow and heat transfer simulation tools integrated with MCAD environments. CFdesign for CATIA V5 will provide a fully associative virtual prototyping solution driven by the 3D native parts, components, and assemblies developed in CATIA or any solid modeling system built on the CATIA V5 platform.

“Partnering with Spatial marks yet another milestone in the history of Blue Ridge Numerics,” stated Blue Ridge Numerics president, Ed Williams. “Over the past six years our business has grown by nearly 500% because CFdesign is satisfying previously unmet needs within industry. We know the same needs exist within the CATIA V5 community and we are eager to see them put our powerful upfront CFD solution to work.”

“Blue Ridge Numerics is an innovator in the CFD world,” said Keith Mountain, vice president of marketing for Spatial, “and we believe their success in putting fluid flow and heat transfer simulation upfront in the product development process will make them an important solution provider in the V5 marketplace.”

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Events: Final QNET-CFD Workshop
Posted Sun March 14, 2004 @04:11PM
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News The fourth and final QNET-CFD Workshop will conclude the QNET-CFD project and present advances on Quality & Trust in the Industrial Applications of CFD.

The final QNET-CFD Workshop will present the latest QNET-CFD achievements: the Knowledge Base and the Best Practice Advice from the Thematic Areas. The presentation will focus on the application of CFD in the industrial sectors, as proposed and elaborated in the QNET-CFD project.

The final QNET-CFD workshop will be an ideal opportunity to discover more about QNET CFD and the most recent advances on Quality & Trust in the Industrial Applications of CFD. Technical papers from the six QNET CFD Thematic Areas will be presented summarizing the related Best Practice Advices as collected from Application Challenges and Underlying Flow Regimes.

Several invited presentations will be given from European R&D projects and networks related to CFD.

Preliminary program [pdf].

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Application: Speedo Uses CFD Technology To Launch World's Fastest Swimsuit
Posted Thu March 11, 2004 @09:14AM
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Application Sheffield based Fluent Europe Limited has been working with Speedo International Limited, the world's leading swimwear brand, to bring Formula One design methodologies to the Olympic swimming pool with the launch of the fastest swimsuit in the world, FASTSKIN FSII. Born in the Speedo Aqualab (Speedo's research and development headquarters), FASTSKIN FSII increases speed by reducing passive drag by up to 4% more than the next best suit and is set to help swimmers improve their performance in Athens this summer.

Speedo's research and development team began the development of FASTSKIN FSII after the Sydney Olympics by evaluating emerging engineering technologies that would enable them to take swimsuit design to a new level. Speedo identified a technology never before used in swimwear development - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

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Events: CFdesign Partners with PTC at CeBIT
Posted Wed March 10, 2004 @02:51PM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics will showcase its Upfront CFD solution for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire at CeBIT, March 18 - 24, in Hannover Germany.

Integrated with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, CFdesign puts full-functionality fluid flow and heat transfer simulation upfront in the product development process, where product performance can be optimized and product innovations discovered.

Visitors to CeBIT can participate in live demonstrations of CFdesign throughout the event in Hall 5, Exhibit C18.

For more information and to arrange appointments with a member of the Blue Ridge Numerics team at CeBIT, contact Dr. Stefan Reul in Germany at 040 / 81 18 40.

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