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Help with Latest Combustion CFD Chemical and Thermal Aspects
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:40AM
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Help Desk Glen writes "Any one with info on the latest combustion modeling techniques and would like to share it with me? I'm rather new to CFD and am having trouble tracking down freely available overviews etc. My Professor is very involved in the code side of life so I guess that what he wants to hear about, that and anything on grid generation would be warmly recived, thanks hope you can help.


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Richard Childress Racing Selects CFdesign
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:28AM
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CFdesign Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc. (BRNI) has announced that Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in Welcome, North Carolina, has selected CFdesign® for virtual prototyping fluid flow and heat transfer performance of automotive components and systems built in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire.

Recognized as a one of the heavyweights of NASCAR, RCR has a reputation for finding engineering innovations that help current drivers Kevin Harvick, Johnny Sauter, Robby Gordon, Ron Hornaday, and Clint Bowyer cross the finish line first in Nextel Cup and Busch Series races across the country.

"CFdesign is perfect for our high-performance engineering teams," stated David Holden, a team engineer at RCR. "We build prototypes in Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, hit a button, and instantly we're ready for a CFD simulation that delivers fast results on a workstation PC. If we want to investigate alternative designs, we make the changes in Wildfire and within minutes we're getting real-time results on the new designs from the Runtime Monitor in CFdesign."

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New Software: NIKA Announces EFD.V5
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:17AM
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News NIKA GmbH, the developer of FloWorks and EFD.Lab, market-leading Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) simulation programs for fluid flow and heat transfer, has announced the availability of EFD.V5, a seamless integration between Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA V5 and NIKA’s EFD analysis technology.

Since EFD.V5 is seamlessly integrated with the CATIA V5 user interface and is fully embedded into its feature tree, users will be able to create designs with CATIA and then immediately proceed to analyzing and optimizing those designs without having to learn a new user interface or dealing with any data translation issues.

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Air Flow Consulting Spring 2004 Newsletter Available
Posted Tue March 23, 2004 @09:13AM
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News AFC Air Flow Consulting has launched a Newsletter to inform their customers and the CFD community on a regular basis about current projects, events and news at AFC Air Flow Consulting.

Contents of the Newsletter:

  • CFD Simulations Train Station Zug (Switzerland)
  • New staff member - Heinrich Hörth
  • AFC moved to new offices at Weinbergstrasse 72 - Zurich Open House Day- April 30. 2004

    If you wish to receive the AFC Newsletters automatically in the future, please send an E-Mail to:

    We also would appreciate your feedback to our Newsletter.

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    New Software: Fluent Releases TGrid 3.6 With HexCore Technology
    Posted Fri March 19, 2004 @09:27AM
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    ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announces the release of TGrid 3.6, a leading mesh-building tool supplied to its customers and used extensively within the automotive CFD community. TGrid’s new HexCore meshing technology offers a unique advantage to CFD analysts and designers, particularly when modeling fluid flow problems with open spaces, where a high mesh quality is required. This condition is commonly encountered in the modeling of automotive cabin interiors or complex internal ventilation designs, among others. “50% cell count reduction can be obtained on these types of applications using HexCore with no sacrifice in mesh quality,” says TGrid Product Manager Erling Eklund. “With a speed and ease-of-use comparable to our Tet Mesher, and with high quality hexahedral cells, HexCore will lead to faster and more accurate CFD simulations for many automotive applications,” he adds.

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    IBM Unveils AMD Opteron-Based Workstation
    Posted Fri March 19, 2004 @09:21AM
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    Hardware IBM has announced the IntelliStation® A Pro workstation -- the first workstation from a major, worldwide vendor to be powered by AMD Opteron™ processor technology. Designed to meet the increased memory and graphics requirements of next-generation applications, the A Pro delivers the scalability of 64-bit computing without sacrificing compatibility and performance for existing 32-bit applications. The IntelliStation A Pro expands IBM's industry-leading portfolio of workstation and server products and offers customers a seamless transition from 32-bit to 64-bit computing.

    The IntelliStation A Pro has exceptional price/performance for both 32- and 64-bit applications, especially critical for customers now hitting memory limitations on current hardware systems.

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