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Cummins Utilizes India CFD Group for Engine Design
Posted Mon August 29, 2005 @03:31PM
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News In India, the two-year-old Cummins Research & Technology India center in Pune is playing an important role in helping the company slash development costs and time in its bid to best such arch-rivals as Caterpillar Inc. (CAT ) in building a new generation of diesel engines. Cummins is tapping India's immense pool of skilled, low-cost engineers.

The center's 100 engineers specialize in 3-D computer modeling and simulated testing of engines and components. They collaborate with R&D teams in each of Cummins' 20 other development centers worldwide. "We're involved in just about everything Cummins is doing," says John O'Halloran, a 12-year Cummins veteran dispatched in June, 2003, to build and staff the center.

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Events: Shape Optimization of CFD Applications
Posted Mon August 29, 2005 @09:12AM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc. will hold a training course entitled Shape Optimization of CFD Applications on Tuesday, September 27 at the Fluent Training Center in Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

This course is designed to teach FLUENT users how to conduct shape optimization of CFD applications.

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New Software: OmegaChart v3.0 Released
Posted Fri August 26, 2005 @01:51PM
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News The OmegaChart 3.0 a FlowChart generator converts a FORTRAN source code (f77 & f90, fixed or free form) to their FlowChart equivalence. The generated flowchart is viewable through Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

OmegaChart 3.0 is a useful tool for untangle behind-the-scenes programming logic in a messy spaghetti code and therefore generate visual documentation of the execution route. While other analysis tools only provide "assembly level" info, such as calling trees or variables cross referencing, OmegaChart provide detailed "module level" logic such as loops, if-elseif-endif constructs and select-case constructs.

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Help in Modelling Swirl Flows in a Cyclone
Posted Thu August 25, 2005 @05:17PM
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Help Desk Malou writes "Hi CFD Review forum members,

My name is Maria Lourdes Aguja and I am a masters student at the Hamburg University of Technology in Germany.

I am doing my masters thesis now and am using CFX to simulate the results and findings of Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Gorton-Hülgerth from the Technischen Universität Graz in his paper 'Messung und Berechnung der Geschwindigkeitfelder und Partikelbahn im Gaszyklon' dated December 1998. It's about gas flow in a cyclone. His paper is our reference as he worked with a cyclone unit with D=0.40 meter and H=1.0 meter. The aim of my paper is to successfully adopt his approach and apply this to an industrial-size unit.

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CEI Shatters World Graphics Rendering Record
Posted Thu August 25, 2005 @09:58AM
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Post Processing CEI, a leading provider of engineering and scientific graphics software, shattered the previous record for graphics rendering speed during tests last week at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). CEI engineers and Dale Southard of LLNL conducted the tests on a Linux visualization cluster used to support National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) missions.

CEI’s parallel rendering compositor achieved a speed of 3.17 billion polygons per second using 76 standard dual-processor PCs running on a high-performance networking system. The scene used for testing contained 684 million triangles and ran at a rate of 4.6 frames per second.

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Events: Gridgen User Group Meeting - Germany
Posted Wed August 24, 2005 @04:08PM
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Announcements CFD-Beratung and Pointwise are pleased to invite you to participate in the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 – Germany to be held on 26-27 September 2005 at the Maritim Hotel in Ulm. The meeting will include a special Gridgen training seminar, presentations by Pointwise staff on new Gridgen developments, and user presentations. 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 Europe.

Rick Matus, Pointwise’s Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Nick Wyman, Pointwise’s Manager, Product Development, and Uli Fuchs, founder and President of CFD-Beratung, will take active parts in the meeting.

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