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New Software: CD-adapco Releases STAR-CCM+ Box Set
Posted Fri March 18, 2005 @04:22PM
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CD-adapco CD-adapco, the leading provider of full-spectrum and CAD-embedded Computational Fluid Dynamics, has announced the release of the world's first fully integrated process for polyhedral CFD. The first official release of the STAR-CCM+ Box Set combines CD-adapco's technology leading STAR-CCM+ solver with STAR-Design, which includes the world's first commercially available polyhedral mesher.

STAR-Design, CD-adapco's fully functional parametric solid modeler, allows polyhedral meshes to be created at the click of a button. Based on the same Parasolid kernel that powers many leading CAD packages, STAR-Design is both powerful and easily accessible. Using an intuitive interface, even a casual user can easily build, mesh and run an industrial strength CFD simulation. Using STAR-Design, polyhedral meshes can be easily generated from the created (or imported) CAD geometry at the click of a button.

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Application: Simulation Helps Office Workers Stay Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer
Posted Fri March 18, 2005 @10:17AM
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Application Engineers at Olof Granlund Oy, Helsinki, Finland, substantially improved the thermal comfort of a new building by using computer simulation during the design process to identify and fix air circulation and other problems. The energy analysis programs usually used to evaluate thermal comfort in a new building only predict average temperatures for a given space, so it's impossible to determine if, for example, it will be uncomfortably cold near a window.

Granlund engineers overcame this problem by using CFX-5 computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software to provide temperature, airflow velocity and pressure predictions at any point in the building. Engineers first used this method to model existing buildings and found the simulation predictions to be useful for design process.

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Events: Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005
Posted Thu March 17, 2005 @11:10AM
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Announcements Pointwise is pleased to announce the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 will be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on April 25-26, 2005. The meeting will include special Gridgen training seminars and training activities, presentations by Pointwise staff on new Gridgen developments, user presentations, and exhibits by our partners. This is a good opportunity for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) users to learn about the latest Gridgen features, get a glimpse of future developments, and network with other CFD experts from around the world.

Gridgen training seminars are scheduled for Monday, April 25. The first seminar, Gridgen V15 New Features, is a special training on the newest features in Gridgen. After learning about the latest and greatest in Gridgen, users are invited to choose between two Gridgen training activities, the Glyph Scripting Seminar or the Team Grid Challenge.

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Events: Flowmaster to Host Free Educational Webinars
Posted Thu March 17, 2005 @10:59AM
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News Flowmaster are pleased to invite you to sign up to a range of free educational webinars. Educate yourself on the hot topics in system simulation and the tools used by the industry leaders.

Upcoming Webinars:

  • March 22 - Designing for pressure transients in crude oil export systems
  • April 19 - Simulation techniques for line sizing of aerospace refueling systems
To view and sign up to the upcoming schedule visit the webinar website.

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Application: Simulation Explores Spread of Virus in an Airplane
Posted Thu March 17, 2005 @10:28AM
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Application Occupational Hazards has posted an article on the use of CFD to simulate the spread of virus within the cabin of a commercial airliner.

The question of infectious diseases spreading through an aircraft's ventilation system is a serious concern to air travelers and flight crews. Increased interest in this issue by airline employees prompted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sponsor a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to consider new methods to investigate the potential for airborne disease transmission on commercial flights.

Because of the difficulty of testing in an actual aircraft cabin during flight conditions, the primary focus of this project has been to perform numerical simulation of the cabin airflow. A numerical simulation can predict the effect of conditions that could never be tested, and many different conditions can be examined in far less time and at a lower cost than would be required for physical testing. In addition, simulation provides results at every point in the computational domain while testing results are limited to the areas and conditions that can be measured.

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Renault F1 Team Racing Ahead with STAR-CD
Posted Tue March 15, 2005 @10:57AM
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CD-adapco CD-adapco would like to offer our warmest congratulations to our friends and partners in the Renault F1 Team. Justifying their position as pre-race favorites, Renault drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Fernando Alonso completely dominated the opening race of the 2005 F1 season. Starting from Pole Position, Fisichella led the Australian GP from start to finish in a faultless demonstration of precision race driving. He was joined on the podium by team-mate Fernando Alonso who narrowly missed second place in what many observers judged "the drive of the day".

As an Official Supplier of CFD and CAE technology to the Renault F1 Team, CD-adapco products continue to play a critical role in the ever improving performances of the team. The Renault F1 Team's Technical Director Bob Bell commented: "CFD technology plays a fundamental role in the design and development of a modern F1 car. The ability to simulate the behavior 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."

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