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Application: Sandia National Laboratories Uses EnSight to Test the Boundaries of Nanowires
Posted Wed January 24, 2007 @04:18PM
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Post Processing While nanowires are relatively new in the world of science, their unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties make great research candidates. Researchers such as Jonathan Zimmerman, a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories, are learning more about the inherent potential of these miniature wires.

Nanowires are very tiny wires with dimensions of the order of a nanometer (10^-9 meters). They are composed of metals such as silver, gold, or iron, or semiconductors such as silicon, zinc oxide, and germanium. Nanowires are not found in nature, so to perform research on them, they must first be fabricated in the lab.

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Application: Automatic Mesh Generation for Automotive Cooling Fans
Posted Tue January 23, 2007 @06:43PM
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Grid Generation In the ever changing automotive marketplace, manufacturers strive to produce differentiated and attractive products. To do this, they must shorten their development cycle. This challenge is met by the use of numerical tools such as computational fluid dynamics.

Tier1 suppliers like Valeo strongly invest in the use of multi-physics simulation software in order to improve both their expertise and their ability to design new parts in a very short timeframe. The constant improvements of fan systems over the years to become more compact, more efficient and less noisy are a clear evidence of the relevance of simulation based design. In part, these results have been achieved with the help of commercial grid generation software like Gridgen.

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Business: Pointwise Adds New Sales Partner in China
Posted Tue January 23, 2007 @05:36PM
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News Pointwise recently partnered with Shanghai Feiyi Computational Technology Ltd. (SFCT) to market Gridgen, Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, in China.

SFCT was formed in 1999 and provides computational fluid dynamics (CFD) services to the Chinese CFD industry. Current customers of SFCT include universities, research institutes, and commercial organizations.

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Events: EACC Reminder and Last Call for Papers
Posted Tue January 16, 2007 @11:36AM
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News Dear Automotive Community,

The early days of January are the right time to wish you a happy New Year for 2007 and to transmit all the best wishes from ANSYS, Inc. and its regional offices for you to have both business and professional success in your company or institution.

It is also a good time to renew our invitation to you to participate in the third European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) which we are holding at the Congress Center of Frankfurt (Germany) on the 5th and 6th July 2007.

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Intro to Multiphysics CDs Available
Posted Thu January 11, 2007 @03:26PM
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News Engineers and scientists from all areas and disciplines can get a quick overview of the power and benefits of modeling, simulation, and virtual prototyping thanks to a series of free multiphysics tutorial CDs from COMSOL. The CDs are beneficial to a wide range of people-from educators who wish to introduce their students to the basics of modeling, to experienced modelers who can get new ideas for their projects as well as learn new modeling techniques.

Each CD contains a general introduction that illustrates how multiphysics modeling can be applied to the designated field.

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Events: STAR European Conference 2007
Posted Thu January 11, 2007 @01:20AM
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News Fluid dynamics and structural mechanics have, until now, been separate disciplines, divided by a disparate set of simulation tools and methodologies. At our 2007 European Conference, CD-adapco will be demolishing the simulation barrier between flow and stress and introducing the first finite-volume CFD code capable of simulating industrial flow, thermal and stress problems in a single solver.

The conference will be held March 19-20, 2007 at the Novotel London West Hotel in London, UK.

The programme at the conference will include presentations on CD-adapco key technologies and future developments, helping you stay up to date with our strategy.

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