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Events: STAR American Conference 2006
Posted Sun May 21, 2006 @09:46PM
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CD-adapco CD-adapco is pleased to announce the addition of Dr James Layek, Director of the Clemson University Computational Center for Mobility Systems at the STAR American Conference Sheraton Detroit Novi (May 23-24, 2006).

Dr. Laylek will join our other keynote speakers in Detroit; David Cole, from the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor and John L. Givens Jr., GM Powertrain Director and Lawrence Willey, Manager of Compliance, Documentation, & Intellectual Property for GE Infrastructure - Wind Systems Engineering in San Diego.

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New Software: Hanley Upgrades MultiSurface Aerodynamics
Posted Fri May 19, 2006 @07:32AM
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News Hanley Innovations, a leader in the development of software for aerodynamics conceptual design and analysis, announced that a series of enhancemance were made to MultiSurface Aerodynamics to improve its performance and modeling capabilities. MultiSurface Aerodynamics is a Windows based software package for rapid aerodynamics conceptual and preliminary analysis and design of wings and other lifting surfaces.

MultiSurface Aerodynamics was updated to allow mirror imaging in the x-z plane (at y=0). This enhancement uses only half of the computational effort to analyze surfaces that use this plane as a reflective surface. Applications include keel & rudder analysis, sail analysis, symmetrically loaded wings and simulating side wall effects.

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M Ship Wins Contract to Develop CFD Tools for Hull Design
Posted Thu May 18, 2006 @12:25PM
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News M Ship Co. announced the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research has awarded the firm a $750,000 contract, including options, to validate the potential of the innovative M-hull technology.

The Navy Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract calls for tank testing and sea trials for the M-hull technology, and the development of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools for quantifying the hull's performance.

Earlier this month, M Ship Co. delivered the M 80 Stiletto, an 88-foot vessel that uses the patented M-hull technology. M Ship Co. built the M 80 Stiletto for the Pentagon's Office of Force Transformation (OFT) as part of the OFT's Wolf PAC Distributed Operations Experiment, conducted in association with USSOCOM.

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Application: CFD Project Improves Automotive Exhaust Performance
Posted Thu May 18, 2006 @10:22AM
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Application jagan prabhu writes "The main objective of our project work was to reduce the backpressure developed in an automobile silencer.

Initially the backpressure value was measured practically for the existing model and its CFD model was built and analysed. In order to reduce the backpressure different geometrical changes were made to the existing silencer in the CFD software and its flow characteristics were studied.

Out of the different models analysed in CFD, the optimized model was chosen and based on the software model a real model was constructed. Its back pressure value was measured practically and it was found to be less than the existing one. FLUENT 6.1 was used to solve the problem."

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Application: CD-adapco's STAR-Works Reduces Development Costs
Posted Wed May 17, 2006 @11:49AM
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Application CD-adapco, the leading provider of full-spectrum CFD solutions, today announced that partner VIASYS Healthcare had delivered huge savings in product development by utilizing CD-adapco's upfront CFD tool STAR-Works. By using STAR-Works early in their design cycle VIASYS was able to reduce the timescale for the initial design phase of a new ventilator from a year to just three days, saving several hundred thousand dollars in development cost.

VIASYS pneumatic specialist Steve Han and his colleagues were responsible for the redesign of an infant CPAP ventilator device. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (or CPAP) is a method of respiratory ventilation used in the treatment of apnea, a condition in which a patient's natural external breathing suddenly stops due to a self imposed (but involuntary) obstruction to their airway.

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Application: CFD Helps Diagnose High Risk Brain Aneurysms
Posted Wed May 17, 2006 @10:22AM
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Application University of Houston engineers are working with neurology specialists on new technology to help identify which brain aneurysms are at highest risk of rupture and could cause a stroke.

In A Stroke of Genius The Engineer Online looks at how CFD is used to study blood flow in realistic geometric models of aneurysms. Using the method, researchers were able to identify blood flow characteristics that may contribute to aneurysm formation.

"One of the key points is that aneurysms don't seem to form randomly," Metcalfe said. "They do seem to form at locations that are associated with the fluctuations in the flow of blood, leading to the question of what it is about the flow of blood that tends to correlate with the formation of aneurysms."

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