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New Software: New CFD Software Liberates PCB Designers
Posted Fri July 15, 2005 @03:20PM
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News New, powerful and highly affordable CoolitPCB frees PCB designers to do their own board level thermal analyses. EEs now can accurately predict the thermal behavior of their designs and pinpoint optimum component placement on their boards. There is no need for expert knowledge of heat transfer or CFD; CoolitPCB's intelligent user interface steers the user through the solution process. But users shouldn’t be fooled by this simplicity. Under the hood is the robust, proven and advanced computational engine, developed by Daat Research Corp., that has been successfully used for hundreds of design projects.

At $3900 for a perpetual license, CoolitPCB costs a small fraction of competing tools, yet there is no compromise in functionality. The software will enable the import of board designs from CAD and EDA software, perform testing for standard JEDEC forced, free convection, slots as well as custom setups.

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Advice on Taking the CFD Plunge
Posted Fri July 15, 2005 @02:10PM
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News Desktop Engineering has posted some advice for people looking to get started with CFD.
Cruising the websites of more than 50 companies that sell CFD-related programs feels like walking into a CFD big-box store and not knowing which aisle to start browsing.
Wander aimlessly no longer: The following primer is for purchasing the right CFD software for your application. We went to the intrepid experts at a variety of software companies for guidance.

So, what do you think, is this a fair assessment of how to start with CFD?

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New Software: CFdesign 8.0 Released
Posted Wed July 13, 2005 @02:17PM
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CFdesign Disrupting the low-end/ high-end classifications often assigned to CFD software, Blue Ridge Numerics has announced the commercial availability of CFdesign® v8.0, full-spectrum fluid flow and heat transfer simulation that dramatically simplifies access to an expanded suite of cutting edge analysis capabilities to accelerate and economize product development.

Intended for use by multi-tasking engineers that do not have the time or inclination to make a career of CFD, CFdesign v8.0 contains breakthrough simulation, visualization, and collaboration tools.

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Events: Fluent's European Automotive CFD Conference a Success
Posted Wed July 13, 2005 @01:52PM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent’s European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) held in Frankfurt, Germany has proved to be a huge success. The number of attendees virtually doubled from those present in 2003, with almost 300 delegates, plus press representatives from Europe’s most influential automotive publications in Germany, France, the UK and Italy, all attending.

In addition to presenters from many of the most high-profile companies in automotive and automotive–related Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and hardware vendors, there were attendees from 20 countries at the event proving the importance of the conference to the automotive industry across Europe and beyond. There was also a large exhibition space where 26 exhibitors showcased their products and services.

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CAD User Magazine Reviews CFdesign 8.0
Posted Wed July 13, 2005 @01:44PM
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News CAD User Magazine has posted a review of CFdesign 8.0 from a design engineer's perspective.
A company called Blue Ridge Numerics has produced a software package that gives design engineers the opportunity of extending the role of their model into the analytical arena. After all, parametric modelling incorporates within the model just those properties that the computational fluid dynamic software needs to perform its function. All it needed was the right sort of human interface that converted the CFD codes and practices into the methodology that the designer already understands – CAD!

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EPA Awards Contact to Simulate and Measure Air Quality
Posted Tue July 12, 2005 @09:59AM
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News Alion Science and Technology Corp. of McLean won a five-year, $49.6 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide technical support in developing methods to determine air quality and assess the effect of atmospheric pollutants and other toxic materials on human health.
As part of the contract work, Alion also will write the simulation program that analyzes the test results. The program combines computational fluid dynamics, a simulation of the flow of air around a solid body, with how humans breathe air in and out and a statistical model that measures the variability of particulate concentrations in air, Amos said.

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