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New Software: CD adapco Group Releases STAR-CCM+
Posted Thu May 06, 2004 @08:55AM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group, leading provider of CAE solutions, has recently released STAR CCM+, a next generation CFD (computational fluid dynamics) code for flow analysis.

Terms such as ‘next generation’, although often overused, can be applied with complete confidence to STAR CCM+. Unlike the many legacy CFD codes currently on the market, it has been developed by a group of experts who were determined to start with a blank sheet of paper and ‘do the job properly’.

The result is a code that offers outstanding ease-of-use delivered through an object-based tree-structured GUI, which guides even the most novice user through the set-up and analysis of a CFD problem. Utilizing the latest numerical algorithms including an advanced pre-conditioned coupled and segregated solver and state-of-the-art software coding, the new product brings unheard levels of accuracy, reliability and flexibility to the CFD engineer.

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Application: CFD Simulation Accelerates Development of New Fire Suppression Technology
Posted Tue May 04, 2004 @10:43AM
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Application By K. C. Adiga President
NanoMist Systems
Warner Robins, Georgia

Computer simulation has greatly shortened the path towards the development of ultra fine water mist fire suppression technology for NanoMist Systems, LLC. NanoMist is the trade name for the proprietary process technology of producing, scaling, transporting, and delivering the ultra-fine fine water mist system.

The fire suppression chemical Halon 1301 was banned after it was identified as an ozone-depleting substance and the search for newer and safer fire suppression agents was renewed. Amongst several other clean agents, the non-ozone depleting chemical HFC-227ea is the most popular agent in use today. It has some limitations, however, because of toxic by-products which may often reach harmful levels. It also has a global warming potential. From both an environmental and toxicity point of view, ultra fine water mist is an ideal compound. It may be potential permanent solution for fire suppression technology.

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New Software: Pointwise Releases New Version of Gridgen
Posted Tue May 04, 2004 @10:39AM
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Grid Generation Pointwise has released Gridgen Version 15.02, a recent update of their CFD meshing software. Two new capabilities in the software add to Gridgen’s ability to read native format CAD files and handle sloppy geometry models. Specifically, a Native CAD Reader for Unigraphics and a visual tool for identifying gaps and overlaps were added.

Available since early 2002, Gridgen’s Native CAD Readers provide the ability to read geometry from a CAD system’s native files. Native access avoids translation errors that can occur when using open standard file formats. Because native access is integrated into Gridgen, there’s no plug-in that an engineer has to execute from within the CAD system. In fact, use of the CAD system and its license are completely unnecessary – Gridgen reads the file directly. Native CAD Readers are available for CATIA® V4, Pro/ENGINEER®, STEP, and now Unigraphics®. Based on an early trial of this technology, engineers at Lockheed Martin in Dallas, Texas, plan to incorporate Gridgen's Pro/ENGINEER Native CAD Reader into their CFD meshing processes.

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Business: Flow Science Announces New Association
Posted Tue May 04, 2004 @09:24AM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement with Blue Hill Hydraulics and CFD Solutions Ltd for those two companies to collaborate with Flow Science to provide consulting services and marketing & sales support to interested persons in the U.S. and the U.K. in the areas of Water & Environmental Engineering and Microfluidics. In addition, Flow Science will participate with Blue Hill Hydraulics in research projects awarded to it under the U.S. government’s SBIR program.

Flow Science, Inc. is a privately held software company specializing in high fidelity fluid dynamics modeling software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. In addition to this new regional United States marketing effort, Flow Science has a worldwide network of Associates for FLOW-3D®, including Japan, Germany, Korea, Finland, Norway, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, Canada and Southeast Asia. Flow Science is located in Santa Fe, NM.

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Blue Ridge Numerics Wins VPTC Award
Posted Tue May 04, 2004 @09:22AM
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CFdesign Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc. is proud to announce it is has been selected as the recipient of the "2004 Spotlight Award" from The Virginia Piedmont Technology Council (VPTC). The VPTC Tech Awards recognize businesses, educators and community leaders who are leading the way in integrating technology into businesses, classrooms, and community in Central Virginia. The Spotlight Award is one of seven annual VPTC awards, it’s focus is on technology-based firms or individuals which have brought significant positive attention to the region.

"We are extremely honored to have received this award." stated Blue Ridge Numerics president, Ed Williams. "Virginia is our home and we’re proud to tell everyone where our company is headquartered."

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New Software: CD adapco adds CFD to UGS NX Software
Posted Thu April 29, 2004 @02:52PM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group announces the release of two new software tools, STAR-NX and Comet-NX, and their integration with the NX software portfolio from UGS PLM Solutions. These solutions will enable engineers to speed product development, cut costs and improve product design.

STAR-NX is a plug-in for the Group’s core computational fluid dynamics (CFD) product, STAR-CD, whereas Comet-NX is a complete product specifically designed to encourage and quickly assess upfront “what-if” design changes. In both cases, integration of CFD within the NX environment enables easier parametric design studies to be carried out with enhanced automation and bi-directional associativity between CAD and CFD models.

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