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New Software: Gridgen Version 15.08 Now Up To 15 Times Faster
Posted Thu July 28, 2005 @08:12AM
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News Pointwise, Inc. released Gridgen Version 15.08 today. This latest release of CFD meshing software includes a major enhancement of the software’s numerical techniques for hexahedral grids.

Structured hexahedral grid generation has long been one of Gridgen’s strengths. Smoothing hex grids to improve quality (smoothness, clustering, and orthogonality) involves the solution of elliptic partial differential equations (PDE). Up until recently, a simple pointwise, successive over-relaxation algorithm was used to compute the solution. In V15.08, a new multi-grid algorithm accelerates convergence of the PDE solution by up to a factor of 15, especially for large grids.

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Events: Fluent UK User Group Meeting
Posted Wed July 27, 2005 @03:16PM
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News Fluent Europe Limited warmly invites its commercial software users to the Fluent 2005 UK User Group Meeting, which takes place on 22 & 23 September at the Hilton Hotel in Warwick.

This year, the event will focus on advancing and emerging technologies combined with best practices and creative deployment examples directly from our customers.

In addition to presentations on future product direction, there are a series of productivity workshops given by Fluent staff. There is also an opportunity to meet with our hardware and software partners.

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STAR-CD the Most Used CFD Code in Automotive Industry
Posted Tue July 26, 2005 @08:33AM
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News The 2005 Top20Auto survey ranks CD-adapco’s STAR-CD as the top CFD code in the Automotive industry. The survey, compiled by “Top500 Supercomputer Sites”, places STAR-CD convincingly ahead of rivals Fluent and Powerflow in terms of the number of installed gigaflops for each package. Using this criterion, STAR-CD also ranks as the fourth top automotive CAE application overall. The survey also notes that CFD is the fastest growing CAE application in the Automotive industry.

Richard Johns, CD-adapco’s Director for the Automotive Sector, is pleased but not surprised. “To have your leadership confirmed in an independent survey is always flattering, but the result comes as no great shock”, he said. “Our aim is not just to be the de facto industry leader, but to have the greatest impact upon the VPD process of our partners.”

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AFC Publishes CFD Newsletter
Posted Tue July 26, 2005 @08:17AM
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News Air Flow Consulting has published their June 2005 newsletter which includes an article on AFC's fire-safety engineering using CFD tools.
The fire simulation with CFD (typically 500'000 to 3'000’000 grid cells) allows to model complex building geometries with escalators above the fire location, balconies or flow phenomena such as jet ventilators to redirect the smoke in a parking garage.

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Events: Pointwise Offers Gridgen Training in Detroit
Posted Mon July 25, 2005 @01:45PM
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Announcements Are you interested in learning how to generate good grids in the shortest possible time? If so, you are invited to attend a free two-day Gridgen training course.

August 23-24, 2005
in the Detroit Office of CD-adapco
9401 General Drive, Suite #131
Plymouth, MI 48170

You will learn the best approaches to many common meshing challenges and become familiar with the use of Gridgen. Come to Gridgen Training to learn about the latest features you can use to make your job easier. If you are not currently a user and are considering licensing Gridgen, come to training to see for yourself how Gridgen can accelerate your projects.

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MAYA Heat Transfer Partners with Simmetrix for Meshing
Posted Mon July 25, 2005 @08:24AM
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News Simmetrix Inc., the leading provider of component software for simulation-based design and CAD/CAE integration, has announced a license agreement with MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies, a leading supplier of advanced thermal and fluid flow analysis software, structural analysis software, and related training and consulting services in mechanical engineering.

MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies helps companies keep a competitive edge, by offering software solutions that are not only at the forefront of technology, but also form part of an integrated virtual product development environment. Simmetrix Inc.’s meshing will help enable MAYA Heat Transfer to develop leading edge software for thermal, and fluid flow analyses.

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