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TranscenData Joins DTI-Funded Aerodynamics Project
Posted Wed July 20, 2005 @08:22AM
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News TranscenData Europe has been selected to join Airbus UK, BAE SYSTEMS, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Aircraft Research Association, QinetiQ and the Universities of Southampton and Swansea as part of the CAST 2 project. The group has been awarded a substantial research grant by the DTI as part of its environmentally friendly transport initiative. The grant will go towards the development of next-generation aerodynamic modelling tools for designing more fuel-efficient and quieter aircraft, vehicles and trains.

The CAST 2 project will see the development of more advanced engineering tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Aero Acoustics (CAA). These types of tools hold the key to more environmentally sound transport by helping to maximise the aerodynamic properties of new vehicle designs.

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Events: Morpher Based Shape Optimization for CFD Applications
Posted Tue July 19, 2005 @07:35AM
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Announcements Join Fluent, Detroit Engineered Products, Inc. and Engineous Software for a free workshop seminar on Morpher Based Shape Optimization for CFD Applications on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 8 am-12:30 pm.

This seminar will include:

  • Step-by-step instruction showing how to carry out a morpher based shape optimization exercise for CFD application
  • Presentation by industry experts
  • Demonstration of several real-life shape optimization scenarios involving CFD applications
  • Sponsored by leaders in the field of morphing/parameterization, optimization, and CFD analysis

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Events: Reacting Flow with FLUENT/KINetics Training Course
Posted Mon July 18, 2005 @08:24AM
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Announcements Join us for a one-day training course on Reacting Flow Modeling designed for existing users of FLUENT. The focus of the course is using FLUENT in conjunction with Reaction Design's KINetics module, which offers a new way to model detailed gas-phase and surface chemistry within FLUENT 6.2.

The training course will be held on August 12, 2005, 9:00 am-5:30 pm. The class is offered as a third day of training following Reaction Design's introductory two day training on using CHEMKIN to solve reacting flow problems involving detailed kinetic mechanisms. Experienced CHEMKIN users may elect to sign up for only the FLUENT/KINetics portion of the course if they are already familiar with the material covered in the first two days of the course.

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New Software: NIKA Announces Version 6.0 of EFD Product Family
Posted Mon July 18, 2005 @07:40AM
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News NIKA GmbH, the leading provider of fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for engineers, today announced the release of the latest generation of their Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) product family. EFD.Lab, EFD.V5 for CATIA V5 and EFD.Pro for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire will feature the new EFD 6.0 engine.

Version 6.0 will offer new physical models that enable analysis of even more complicated designs, automatic interfaces to popular Finite Element Modeling (FEM) programs as well as a new postprocessor for analysis results visualization.

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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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