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New Software: Release of GAMBIT 2.2 Takes CAD Cleanup and CFD Meshing to a New Level
Posted Wed December 15, 2004 @04:18PM
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News Fluent Inc. the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics, CFD, announces the release of GAMBIT 2.2, a major upgrade to Fluent’s geometry and mesh generation software. This version provides several new key functionality benefits to CFD users:
  • Improved Geometry Construction and Clean-up Tools
  • State-of-the art Meshing Size Functions
  • Improved Quad paving and Boundary Layer Meshing

GAMBIT 2.1’s semi-automatic Cleanup tools have been enhanced now in v2.2. Fully automatic cleanup options are available for the most critical bottlenecks like slivers, short edges and sharp angles. A new "Cleanup Duplicate" geometry functionality has been added helping to provide full Cleanup toolkit for rapid geometry conditioning.

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New Software: FOAM CFD Toolkit Released as Open Source
Posted Wed December 15, 2004 @04:13PM
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News The FOAM software, formerly a commercially licensed product, has become open source software, licensed exclusively under the GNU General Public Licence. The software is renamed "OpenFOAM" to reflect its new identity and FOAM will cease to be licensed with immediate effect.

The decision to make the software fully open source was taken to service the needs of CFD users in research, development and consultancy who can benefit greatly from perpetual free access to what is essentially a programming toolbox for CFD. The old product was always released with approximately 70% source code and found use at a number of large commercial engineering companies, consultancies and approximately 90 academic institutions in over 30 countries. As a fully open source product, it is expected that OpenFOAM will attract many more new users.

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FORTRAN Solver for 2D Compressible Fluids?
Posted Wed December 15, 2004 @04:10PM
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Help Desk nalan senol writes "Hello,

I am a graduate student and I am looking for a FORTRAN program that solves 2D, compressible Navier-Stokes Equations by using finite volume method with variable mesh size. That program is necessary for my thesis. I will be glad if someone can help me.

Thank you!

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Events: SoftInWay Announces Axial Turbine Design and Optimization Course
Posted Wed December 15, 2004 @04:03PM
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Announcements SoftInWay, Inc., the developer of software products for turbine design, including AxSTREAM™, the powerful software suite that encompasses the complete engineering process of gas/steam axial turbine flow path, is pleased to announce a next education course: Axial Turbine Design and Optimization. The session will be held February 8-10, 2005, Burlington, MA.

This practice-and design-oriented course is based on over 400 years of experience in turbomachinery design and engineering by SoftInWay's team, including CFD computations. It addresses all engineering disciplines involved in axial turbine design and modernization by providing theoretical background, design practice, and operational characteristics for all types of axial turbines; compressed in an intensive 3-day session.

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Education: NAFEMS Announces Student Awards 2005
Posted Wed December 15, 2004 @03:54PM
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Announcements In recognition of the importance of the University Sector to the advancement of Finite Element Modelling and Computational Fluid Dynamics, and to encourage Undergraduate Students to work in these fields, NAFEMS has established three awards for Outstanding Final Year Projects in the following categories:
  • Most innovative use of either FEM or CFD
  • Most practical use of either FEM or CFD
  • Best presented report related to the field of either FEM or CFD

In each of the above categories, one award will be given. Each award will consist of a £500 prize, a medal and a certificate. Eligible are all Final Year Reports which have been finalised before 20 May 2005.

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FLUENT and Supercomputers– The Driving Force in Formula 1 Aerodynamics
Posted Tue December 14, 2004 @12:31PM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announced today that its software is to be used on the new supercomputer “Albert” of the Formula 1 Motor Racing Team Sauber Petronas in Hinwil, Switzerland.

“Albert” is powered by 530 AMD 64-bit Opteron™ processors and is currently among the most powerful computers being used within Formula 1 and the automotive industry as a whole. CFD is already recognized as a key factor in the battle for valuable World Championship points in Formula 1 and it is gaining even more importance with this announcement by Team Sauber Petronas.

“If you look at all the factors in Formula 1 that can be influenced with engineering, more than 70 percent is aerodynamics,“ reveals team principal, Peter Sauber and Willy Rampf, the Technical Director, adds: “Success in F1 requires world-class computational fluid dynamics and a cutting edge aerodynamic team that works with the best tools available at the technical forefront.”

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