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New Software: Exa Releases PowerFLOW and PowerVIZ 3.5
Posted Fri May 20, 2005 @09:07AM
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Exa Exa® Corporation, a leading global provider of computer-aided engineering [CAE] simulation, analysis and design optimization products and services, today announced the immediate availability of release 3.5 of Exa’s PowerFLOW and PowerVIZ software packages. This version of PowerFLOW, Exa’s computational fluid dynamics [CFD] software, includes the ability to simulate rotating geometry, new fan model physics, and a complete new set of case control applications. In addition, Exa’s visualization package, PowerVIZ, has been updated to include major new functionality including the ability to simultaneously view multiple projects for enhanced comparisons and analysis, as well as the ability to input user-defined equations.

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New Software: Fluent Releases Icepro 4.1
Posted Fri May 20, 2005 @09:01AM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc., the world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software solutions, has announced the release of Icepro 4.1, the latest version of its model clean up and import tool for electronics cooling analysis. Icepro 4.1 makes it easy to convert any CAD model into an efficient thermal model. Typically, CAD models are too detailed to be thermal modeling-friendly, so a conversion step is necessary and often tedious. Icepro 4.1 uses an intelligent and automated process to clean up CAD files and quickly make them suitable for thermal analysis in Fluent's Icepak(R) electronics cooling software.

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Business: Nika Receives Major Capital Investment
Posted Fri May 20, 2005 @08:55AM
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News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, has received € 750,000 (about $ 950,000) in capital investment from Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. (KKE) to further expand its family of Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) products. Based on the principles of EFD, NIKA’s products offer unsurpassed ease-of-use, design and analysis power to the global engineering community. Increased market demand in Asia-Pacific for more powerful thermal analysis products drove the investment decision.

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Did Immature CFD Technology Kill NASP?
Posted Tue May 17, 2005 @04:53PM
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Application In Why Technology Projects Fail, The Space Review lists the NASP program's reliance on immature CFD technology as a reason for its failure.
At the time the NASP was started, the state of the art in computational fluid dynamics was just not far enough along. Modeling the entire flight regime to orbit both aerodynamically and thermally with the fidelity needed would have strained the high-performance computing capacity available at the time.

Is this accurate? Would this be the case if the project were started today?

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New Software: CUBIT 10.0 Released
Posted Tue May 17, 2005 @09:42AM
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Grid Generation The CUBIT Team is pleased to announce Version 10.0 of the CUBIT Geometry and Mesh Generation Toolkit. CUBIT has been the focus of state-of-the-art geometry and mesh generation research and development at Sandia National Laboratories for over a decade. Sandia has long recognized the vital role geometry and meshing plays in computational engineering simulation. CUBIT represents a significant investment in improving tools needed to reduce the time to analysis. As such, the CUBIT team has made many significant strides with this new release.

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Dr. Richard Johns Joins CD-adapco
Posted Mon May 16, 2005 @03:43PM
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CD-adapco CD-adapco, the world leader in automotive CFD solutions, is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Johns, a globally recognized expert in bringing advanced automotive engine CFD to industry for over 30 years at Ricardo, AVL, and Perkins Engines, has joined the company as Director, Automotive Sector. Dr. Johns will spearhead all CD-adapco activities aimed at further strengthening our global market leadership in automotive CFD, starting with his first formal appearance at CD-adapco’s STAR American 2005 Conference, May 17-18 in Detroit (Novi), Michigan.

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