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Application: Penn State Researcher Breathes New Life into Lung Imaging with CFD Modeling
Posted Mon January 21, 2008 @11:50AM
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Application By Kara L. Gray,
New Horizon Consulting

Like many parts of the human body, the lungs have remained an untamed frontier in terms of visualizing and simulating the respiratory process. Modern medicine has identified the form and function of the lungs, but man has yet to witness the respiratory cycle of the human lung first hand, to fully understand the process and how it is affected by disease, pollution and other inhaled substances.

However, a team of researchers led by Robert Kunz, Ph.D., head of the Computational Mechanics Division at Pennsylvania State Universitys Applied Research Laboratory, is breathing new life into the study of lung function using cutting-edge CFD modeling and high-performance computing to simulate human respiration.

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Pointwise Partners with DreeseCode Software
Posted Thu January 17, 2008 @03:19PM
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News Pointwise is announcing a new collaboration with DreeseCode Software, makers of the DesignFOIL software for airfoil and wing design and preliminary analysis. The collaboration includes DreeseCode's addition of Gridgen export to DesignFOIL and Pointwise's addition of a script for automatic CFD grid generation to their Glyph Script Exchange.

"We are thrilled to be working with a domain expert like DreeseCode," said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "Through our partnership, we can facilitate the path to CFD for their customers by providing an automatic meshing application."

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Origins of the Commercial CFD Industry
Posted Tue January 15, 2008 @05:40PM
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News Rich Smith charts the beginnings of the commercial CFD business in his blog:

Some may remember the 1980s for its over-the-top fashion (think big shoulder pads), even bigger hair styles, action movies (who can forget The Terminator?) and the Gordon Gekko "greed is good" mantra. Others will remember the introduction of personal computers - a "dent in the universe" to quote Steve Jobs of Apple. A few may even remember that the origins of the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software industry can be traced to a small number of pioneers in the 1980s. If you are one of the few then maybe you'll find Origins of the Commercial CFD Industry will stir a few fond memories.

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Events: Call for Papers Opens for CEIViz '08 ExtremeSim Conference
Posted Tue January 15, 2008 @05:32PM
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Announcements Computational Engineering International (CEI) announced the call for papers is now open for their ExtremeSim Conference, CEIViz 08; taking place September 23-25, 2008 at the Radisson Lord Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Those interested in speaking are invited to submit to the call for papers and present their work at the 2008 conference.

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Events: Third OpenFOAM Workshop
Posted Mon January 14, 2008 @11:11AM
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Announcements The Internal Combustion Engine Group of Politecnico di Milano announces the Third OpenFOAM Workshop to be held in Milan, Italy 10-11 July 2008.

The event intends to bring together developers and users of OpenFOAM, to promote collaborative activities, exchange information and share experiences in similar areas of interest.

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CD-adapco Name CAE Guru Winner
Posted Thu January 10, 2008 @07:17PM
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After an exhaustive two month search, CD-adapco today announced the winner of their 2008 CAE Guru Competition. Now in its second year, the competition was designed to highlight the best in CAE post-processing, providing captivating CAE images for publication in an exclusive desktop calendar.

To see the winning images, and to claim one of 500 free calendars, please visit the Guru Competition website.

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