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New Software: CD-adapco Announces Release of STAR-CAD Series V4.02
Posted Thu December 01, 2005 @02:49PM
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News CD-adapco announces the release of STAR-CAD Series V4.02, the most powerful upfront flow and thermal simulation tool, embedded inside the major 3D-CAD packages.

This new version of the STAR-CAD Series for the Windows 32-bit platform includes: STAR-CAT5 for CATIA V5, STAR-Pro/E for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, STAR-NX for NX and STAR-Works for SolidWorks.

Upfront simulation is a competitive necessity today, to confirm design assumptions and predict product performance early in the product design process.

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Education: F1 in Schools Program Features CFD
Posted Thu December 01, 2005 @10:42AM
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News The F1 in Schools initiative was set up in 2000 as a way of raising the profile of engineering as a career option and assisting the teaching of the subject in schools and colleges.

However, according to this article, rather than being a simple exercise, the 11-18 year old kids use state-of-the-art software programs that enable them to play around with CAD (computer aided design) and CFD (computational fluid dynamics), just like real F1 designers.

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Static Bed Height in a Fluidized Bed
Posted Tue November 29, 2005 @09:42AM
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Help Desk Monty writes "Hi Everybody. Monty here.

It would be wonderful if someone could tell me how I can specify static bed height in a fluidized bed using STAR-CD. For instance, my static bed height is 0.1m in a bed 1m high.

I believe that I have to specify volume fraction of the solid particles as 10% (0.1) i.e. 0.1m/1.0m and also multiply the solid particle packing porosity by this 10%. Is my perspective right or is there another way to specify static bed height in the fluidized bed?"

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Business: CD-adapco Selects Industry Veteran to Pilot Aerospace & Defense Business
Posted Tue November 29, 2005 @09:35AM
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News CD-adapco is pleased to announce that David L. Vaughn has joined the company as Director, Aerospace & Defense Industry Sectors. With more than 15 years of experience serving the aerospace and defense industries, Mr. Vaughn will lead all CD-adapco activities aimed at strengthening our presence in the global aerospace and defense sectors. One of his first formal appearances representing CD-adapco will be at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Reno, NV on January 9-12, 2006.

David honed his technical skills as a lead CFD engineer with industry heavyweights Lockheed Martin and Gulfstream Aerospace. He was involved in several major aircraft programs including the G-V business jet and the C-130J.

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Events: 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Posted Mon November 28, 2005 @11:11AM
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News The 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit will be held on the 9th through the 12th of January 2006 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada. The event provides an ideal forum for aerospace scientists and engineers from industry, government, and academia to share and disseminate scientific knowledge and research results with a view toward setting new milestones for the technology of aerospace products.

Traditionally, most commercial CFD vendors are represented in the exhibit hall.

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Events: CD-adapco and Alberta Research Council Host Seminars
Posted Mon November 28, 2005 @11:06AM
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News On the 29th and 30th of November 2005, CD-adapco and the Alberta Research Council (ARC) will be hosting two free seminars for Engineers and Scientists involved in analysing flow and thermal conditions in industries such as Process, Aerospace and Oil/Gas.

The seminars will provide attendees an appreciation of how computational fluid dynamics and the general integration of computer aided engineering into a design process can reduce design cycles, solve uncharted problems and accelerate time-to-market engineering solutions for products. To find out how to optimize your designs with CFD, you are invited to join us for lunch and discussion at one of the seminars.

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