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Events: From 3D Scan to Mesh in Minutes
Posted Fri July 14, 2006 @03:15PM
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Announcements Simpleware will hold a session showcasing a number of different case studies which demonstrate the potential of their software for a wide variety of applications in biomechanics at the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB2006) to be held at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany, on July 29 – August 4 2006. The examples will also illustrate the ability to complete such complex problems with a high degree of accuracy but in a fraction of the time taken by other approaches.

Image-based meshing is opening up exciting new possibilities for the application of computational mechanics methods (e.g. FEA and CFD) to problems in biomechanics and bio-fluid dynamics. Converting 3D datasets (such as from CT, MRI and Ultrasound) into high quality meshes is becoming the modus operandi for studying the response of complex biological structures.

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Application: CFD Used in Design of Land Speed Vehicle
Posted Thu July 13, 2006 @01:48PM
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Application The Autospeed Magazine article Diesel Speed Demon describes how JCB, the fifth largest manufacturer of construction equipment in the world, will make a land speed record attempt this August in a bid to earn its purpose-designed streamliner car the title of "World’s Fastest Diesel". To reach speeds of over 300 mph (480 km/h), JCB has developed the world’s most powerful automotive diesel engine, with a specific power of 150hp per litre.

The aim is to set a new record in excess of 300 mph. The current FIA mark stands at 235.756 mph to Virgil W Snyder and the Thermo King Streamliner, a record that dates back to 1973.

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Application: Bullet on Wheels Aims for Human-Powered Vehicle Record
Posted Tue July 11, 2006 @01:52PM
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Application A Canadian designer used SolidWorks and COSMOS software to develop and optimize a human-powered vehicle that will attempt the 24-hour distance record in July. Capable of more than 60 miles per hour, the machine is essentially a recumbent bicycle - one where the rider lies on his back - encapsulated in an aerodynamic carbon fiber fairing.

"SolidWorks and COSMOS software helped us develop what we are convinced is a superior design from aerodynamic, mechanical, and ergonomic standpoints," said Designer Ben Eadie, owner of MountainWave Design Services in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. "But the proof will be laid down on the track." Eadie optimized the vehicle's aerodynamics by creating a "virtual wind tunnel" with COSMOSFloWorks computational fluid dynamics analysis software.

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New Software: FIELDVIEW ATViewer Now Available
Posted Mon July 10, 2006 @02:31PM
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Post Processing Intelligent Light, developer of FIELDVIEW, the world’s foremost CFD post-processor, has made the latest development in high-performance exploration of CFD data available as a free download. The new FIELDVIEW ATViewer software delivers highly interactive exploration of CFD simulations post-processed with FIELDVIEW. The FIELDVIEW ATViewer client can be run as a standalone viewer for interrogation and collaboration.

The FIELDVIEW ATViewer software uses an extract database created by FIELDVIEW that can be many times smaller than the native dataset. The extract database contains all surfaces, rakes and relevant scalar, thresholding, and vector data allowing detailed, interactive analysis of steady and transient datasets using a local workstation.

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Events: Parallel Computing for Large-Scale CFD
Posted Thu July 06, 2006 @03:23PM
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Announcements Parallel Computing for Large-scale CFD
October 24 - 27, 2006 – Barcelona, Spain

This course illustrates the state-of-the-art in parallel computing and links theory to application for large-scale CFD through demonstrations and training. This course should be of value to all involved in parallel computing and is structured to be of equal interest to CFD programmers and code developers in general.

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How Ferrari Keeps its Data Cool
Posted Thu July 06, 2006 @03:20PM
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Hardware A huge part of any modern Formula One team's drive for more speed is the study and application of the aerodynamic behaviour of the vehicle which translates into the discipline of computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

The types of problems that Ferrari is trying to solve aren't confined to motor racing of course. Many enterprises have similar issues. Examples range from processor vendors -- who need CFD to find better ways to cool their chips -- to petro-chemical companies, who want to streamline the flows of raw materials, to academic institutions.

In How Ferrari Keeps Its Data Cool, Techworld interviewed Ferrari data centre manager Massimo Martelli about the challenges of cooling the equipment in their large CFD compute cluster.

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