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Fluent Named Partner to the Center of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research
Posted Thu October 07, 2004 @12:29PM
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News Fluent, Inc., the world's leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software solutions announced today that it will serve as an industrial partner to the “Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research,” which was recently awarded funding by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The purpose of the Center of Excellence (CoE) is to examine cabin air quality and study chemical and biological threats in airliners. The consortium, headed by Auburn University, will research cabin air quality and conduct an assessment of chemical and biological threats. Other participating institutions are the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, Purdue University, Harvard University, Boise State University, Kansas State University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Cray Targets the CAE/CFD Market with New XD1 Supercomputer
Posted Thu October 07, 2004 @11:20AM
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Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. has announced that the company is targeting computer-aided engineering (CAE) as a primary market for its new Cray XD1(TM) Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer. The Cray XD1 product is "purpose-built" for high performance computing (HPC) applications, including CAE problems, and features breakthrough innovations in interconnect technology, high availability and ease of management.

Cray is working with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to exploit the Cray XD1 system's advantages on widely used CAE applications. With U.S. list pricing starting at under $100,000, the Cray XD1 system promises to substantially outperform conventional Linux clusters in the same price range.

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Hitachi Announces Foamed Resin Simulation Technology
Posted Thu October 07, 2004 @10:58AM
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News Hitachi's Product Engineering Research Laboratory and Hitachi Home & Life Solutions have jointly developed 3D molding simulation technology especially designed for foamed polyurethane resin, which often expands, during the molding process, more than 30 times the original volume.

The new solution accurately calculates and simulates density and pressure changes in the material during the molding process to enable manufacturers to effectively produce a mold with fewer prototypes and cut production costs.

The system works with FLOW-3D, Flow Science's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) flow modeling software.

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Events: Simulation Process and Data Management Webinar
Posted Wed October 06, 2004 @03:59PM
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News Fluent Inc. invites you to attend the next in our online seminar (webinar) series, Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 2:00pm ET - Simulation Process and Data Management, presented by Enductive Solutions and featuring this event's partner, Bdrive. Enductive Solutions is a sister company of Fluent focused on delivering customized engineering solutions not just for CFD but for all areas of CAE including process and data management. There is no cost to attend this webinar.

How do you capture and protect your companies design expertise, and apply it consistently design after design?

How can you make better use of powerful analysis software early in design when its impact is greatest?

Since as much as 75% of a typical product's life cycle cost is determined during the initial design phase, the return on investment for upfront analysis should be the highest.

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Optimal Solutions Wins SBIR Phase II
Posted Wed October 06, 2004 @02:36PM
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News NASA has recently awarded Optimal Solutions Software, LLC a second phase of the only Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project in the State of Idaho in 2004. The first phase of the project began in January, 2004.

The SBIR project will allow the company to add new features and capabilities to its existing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) shape deformation and design optimization software tool—Sculptor™. The new capability will enable NASA engineers who are responsible for designing complex valves and pipe fittings on pipes that transport dangerous fluids, such as liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, to achieve designs that meet strict design standards for these applications.

Sculptor is an interactive design software program that provides capabilities to perform shape deformation and optimization in CFD design—in real time—thus, eliminating the numerous iterations inherent in the process when the designer has to manually modify the design.

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Business: Richard Roy Joins NIKA GmbH Advisory Board
Posted Tue October 05, 2004 @07:52PM
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News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, has appointed Richard Roy to its advisory board. Roy who has more than twenty years of experience in the IT industry, most recently served as the CEO of Microsoft GmbH. He will collaborate with NIKA’s management team on strategies for increasing NIKA’s market share and revenue growth.

“Richard has an extensive background in leading successful IT companies and we are looking forward to learning from his experience,” said Bertram Anderer, chief sales officer at NIKA. “We are very pleased to welcome him to our advisory board and are very fortunate to have him on our team.”

“NIKA has made a lot of progress since its inception in 1999” said Roy. “They have radically changed the face of engineering analysis forever and are now ready for the next step. Together with the NIKA management team, I am convinced that we can create strategies that will ensure their continued growth and success.”

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