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Events: Advanced CFD Technologies Featuring ANSYS CFX
Posted Tue April 27, 2004 @05:01PM
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News Two new series of CFX Seminars in the US Midwest and New England have just been announced. Join us for a half-day educational seminar, “Advanced CFD Technologies Featuring ANSYS CFX.” At this free seminar, you’ll learn how you can tackle CFD challenges—from pre-processing to solution to post-processing—quickly, accurately and cost-effectively.

Using a combination of real-world customer examples and live demonstrations, our experts will discuss how CFX software from ANSYS can shorten product design times and improve product development processes.

You'll learn how the advanced technology in CFX provides quick and accurate results for complex, real-world problems through:

  • A single solver for all applications
  • Coupled multigrid solver
  • Robust turbulence models
  • Accurate modeling and simulation of combustion and multiphase flows
  • Superior scalability resulting from parallel solver technology

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Application: CFD Analysis Helps Develop Better Oil Containment Boom
Posted Tue April 27, 2004 @04:49PM
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Application By Chang-Fa An DaimlerChrysler Technology Center
Auburn Hills, Michigan

Researchers using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis have improved the velocity at which oil containment booms can operate successfully, increasing the current level of under 0.4 meters/second, where traditional booms fail, to a theoretically possible 2.0 meters/second. The boom velocity is critical because oil spill cleanup is limited by how fast the booms can be towed before hydrodynamic forces cause them to fail. To develop a boom that operates at faster velocities, oil companies have been evaluating a number of new designs, including angled booms and porous nets that operate below and upstream of traditional booms. Previously, researchers performed water channel tests to evaluate new designs but this added significantly to development costs. Now, CFD simulation is used instead. This alternative allows researchers to simulate many design alternatives quickly and inexpensively. Recently, researchers have also begun to animate CFD results to enhance their understanding of boom failure mechanisms.

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Events: Crystallization Webinar
Posted Thu April 22, 2004 @04:05PM
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News Please join Fluent Inc. and Dr. Allan Myerson, Philip Danforth Armour Professor of Engineering and Provost at the Illinois Institute of Technology on May 21, 2004 at 2:00 EST for this online seminar on calculating PSD coupled with fluid mechanics, with a focus on crystallization processes. This webinar is open to attendees from the US and Canada only.

Join population balance experts Dr. Allan Myerson of IIT and Dr. Kumar Dhanasekharan of Fluent Inc. in this seminar to learn about predicting size distribution along with transport phenomena and chemical reactions.

Who Should Attend this Presentation?

This seminar will provide an introduction to population balance methods in CFD. Engineers, engineering managers, and scientists dealing with particle/ bubble/ droplet size distribution in their process or with applications such as crystallization, fluidization, bubble columns, etc. would benefit from this informative webinar.

No prior experience with population balance methods or CFD is necessary.

To register, visit the webinar website.

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Events: Cluster Computing For CFD Webinar
Posted Thu April 22, 2004 @04:00PM
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News Fluent Inc., in partnership with Linux Networx, invites you to attend our latest on-line technical series presentation entitled "Cluster Computing for CFD." This webinar is being held on Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 2:00 pm ET.

Today's advanced CFD simulations require increased model fidelity and accuracy to meet the expectation of faster solutions and quicker turnaround times. To accomplish this requires increased computing resources, so many industries are turning to Cluster Computing environments as a cost- effective, robust solution. This webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about this new technology and how to effectively deploy it within your organization.

For additional information and to register for the webinar visit the webinar website:

Act now to make your reservation, space fills quickly!

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New Software: New Tool for CFD Design Optimization
Posted Wed April 21, 2004 @11:19AM
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News Daat Research Corp. announces a powerful new tool, OptimizeIt, that transforms design optimization into a faster, more effective and efficient process. An integral part of the newly released Coolit v5.55 thermal and flow simulation software, OptimizeIt can be used for assessing a system’s sensitivity to design variations and for optimizing the system’s design.

Design optimization process is a key task for thermal designers, and OptimizeIt completely automates it. Typically, design optimization involves setting up and solving multiple cases and then comparing results to find the best performing design. With Coolit v5.55, the user now simply defines what design parameters can be varied and the objective of the design. Once the problem is defined, Coolit takes over automatically setting up and solving the cases, and reporting the computed results identifying the best design.

OptimizeIt is just one of many enhancements in Coolit v5.55. Others include the ability to enter component positions and other quantities as an arithmetic function rather than a number, significantly improved model viewing and manipulation options. There are also solver algorithm advancements that improve convergence speed for certain classes of problems by an order of magnitude. Coolit v5.55 is available for delivery now.

For further information contact: or visit

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Events: Call for Papers - AIAA Aerospace Sciences
Posted Wed April 21, 2004 @10:17AM
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Announcements The 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit will be held 10-13 January 2005 in Reno, Nevada. The AIAA's Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments technical committee, formerly known as the Interactive Computer Graphics TC, invites papers describing those tools and techniques that enable successful application of computational simulations such as CFD, CAA, and CEM for real problems. Specifically, papers that describe advavnced techniques and extreme applications are invited in the following areas:
  • Computational geometry, including CAD-CAE interoperability
  • Meshing, including surface and volume grids, grid adaption, and moving meshes
  • Postprocessing, including multi-dimensional and transient visualization, feature detection, knowledge capture, and engineering animation
  • Collaborative environments, including user interfaces, internet technology, virtual reality, and linkages to design optimization and advanced engineering environments

Authors are also encouraged to submit their manuscripts, either before or after the meeting, to the Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication for publication.

Abstracts are due by 07 May 2004 at Questions should be directed to John Dannenhoffer,

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