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How to Model Porous Volume
Posted Sun June 20, 2004 @09:25PM
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Help Desk vinodm writes "Can anybody tell me how we solve condenser in fluent. Some people use porous zone instead of actual geometry becuase of complex shape of serpentine fin. But I have one question that is there is a mixing between air and refrigerant. If anyone who knows about this please help me solve such case."

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New Software: ANSYS Releases ICEM CFD Update
Posted Thu June 17, 2004 @08:30AM
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ANSYS CFX ANSYS, Inc., a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the availability of ANSYS ICEM CFD and AI*Environment 5.0, providing users abundant control over geometry, mesh and solver setup for widely used CFD and structural analysis solvers, respectively.

More than a simple facelift, ANSYS ICEM CFD 5.0 represents a dramatic redesign for the market leader in CFD mesh generation. For new users, ICEM CFD 5.0's intuitive user interface dramatically shortens the learning curve by providing a more streamlined meshing process, context sensitive help and a common interface for all ANSYS ICEM CFD meshers. New at Release 5.0 is the integration of the hex meshing and post-processing modules. The integration provides a more streamlined user experience, while maintaining the large amount of control desired by users. Existing users will benefit from the new meshing technology in a single, unified environment for shell, tet, prism, hex and hybrid meshes. Productivity improvements include: additional display options, Spaceball support and hotkeys to further enhance the usability for power-users.

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Renault F1 Team Racing Ahead with STAR-CD
Posted Thu June 17, 2004 @08:24AM
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CD-adapco Building on a successful 2004 Formula 1 season and following victory at the Monaco Grand Prix, the Renault F1 Team is continuing to enhance its CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) capabilities through an extended relationship with the CD adapco Group. CD adapco will retain its status as an Associate Supplier to the team.

CFD plays a key role in modern Formula 1, in the modelling of aerodynamic components and their performance, but also in engine development through advanced in-cylinder simulation. The Renault F1 Teamís design engineers use the CD adapco Groupís CFD code STAR-CD and its associated expert system tool es-aero as an integral part of their aerodynamic development, while in the engine field, the CD adapco Groupís tool es-ice is used for designing the combustion system, accelerating the design process by eliminating costly prototyping and testing phases.

The Renault F1 Teamís Technical Director Bob Bell commented: ďCFD technology plays a fundamental role in the design and development of a modern F1 car. The ability to simulate the behaviour and performance of our designs quickly and accurately has a direct influence on our on-track performance. We are pleased to continue our relationship with CD adapco, an acknowledged leader in this field.Ē

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Fluid Simulations 101
Posted Fri June 11, 2004 @04:41PM
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News Machine Design has posted an article introducing CFD to engineers familiar with structural analysis but not fluid dynamics analysis. The article argues that CFD is becoming more important because "even bench-level engineers can apply Cosmos-FloWorks [CFD software] to frequently encountered engineering problems".

The article further states that "after examining the software, engineers will find the CFD is easy to use thanks to a close link with CAD software and a wizard that speeds model setup".

Finally, the article discusses the concept of goal based simulations which "let users assign a sort of digital sensor to a component or surface of interest".

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New Software: Blue Ridge Numerics Delivers Interoperable Solution for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire
Posted Thu June 10, 2004 @04:06PM
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CFdesign Blue Ridge Numerics, the fastest growing CFD software company in the world, announced today that its CFdesign v7.0 software is available as an interoperability solution with Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, the newly introduced product design and development solution from PTC, the Product Development Company.

"Blue Ridge Numerics puts CFD upfront in the design engineering process where it can have the greatest impact on product quality, cost, profitability, and performance," said Iain Michel, Senior Director of Business Development at PTC. "CFdesign v7.0 is an important component in the PTC Product Development System."

Blue Ridge Numerics will provide live demonstrations of CFdesign v7.0 at the PTC/USER World Event in Nashville, June 13 - 16. Attendees are invited to visit the CFdesign exhibit in the Ryman Exhibit Hall at Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.

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Events: Advanced CFD Methodologies For The Offshore and Marine Industry
Posted Wed June 09, 2004 @09:48PM
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CD-adapco The CD adapco Group would like to invite you to a course designed for Managers, Engineers, Analysts and Designers in the Offshore and Marine industry. CD adapco experts will offer a combination of hands-on training using the leading computational fluid dynamic software tools from the CD adapco group and also short seminars to ensure application of knowledge is transferred to the design and analysis process as efficiently as possible. Examples of real world applications and proven benefits of the virtual design environment in this industry will also be discussed.

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