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Becoming a Design Partner
Posted Tue March 04, 2008 @04:18PM
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News Kamran Fouladi, Ph.D., P.E.
InfoMec Consulting

In a fiercely competitive market, organizations are continually seeking tools that provide them with strategic advantages. CFD can be such a tool for organizations that have design applications which concerns fluid dynamics problems.

Substantial efforts have been underway since 1980ís to make CFD an integral part of the design process. In fact, government research labs and commercial corporations in both aerospace and auto industries have been using CFD for decades and each one of them has probably been using number of in-house and commercially developed CFD codes simultaneously. Other industries have followed suit and CFD use is continuously on the rise.

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Application: Harpoon Speeds up CFD Analysis at Rieter Automotive
Posted Tue March 04, 2008 @09:09AM
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Application Designing the modern day car has become an extremely complex problem. Not only must the car be pleasing to the eye, but it must be comfortable, reasonably priced and fuel efficient as well.

Based in Winterthur, Switzerland, Rieter Automotive Systems is one of the leading global suppliers of systems solutions in the field of noise control and thermal management for the automotive industry. Rieter Automotive Systems offers innovative solutions within a Total Vehicle Approach to make cars more comfortable, lighter and more efficient.

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STAR-CCM+ V3 Released: Three is a Magic Number
Posted Mon March 03, 2008 @05:40PM
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News CD-adapco announces the release of STAR-CCM+ v3.02, the engineering process oriented computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.

The newest version continues the demanding four month release schedule and introduces major enhancements over previous versions including: a dedicated facility for preparing, simulating and post-processing rotating or turbomachinery problems; a new automatic surface repair tool; and the introduction of a new DES turbulence model.

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New Software: 2008 Winter Release of EnSight Available
Posted Mon March 03, 2008 @05:36PM
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News Computational Engineering International (CEI) announced today that the latest version of EnSight, the companyís extreme visualization software, is now available and is being called the EnSight 2008 Winter Release.

The Winter Release includes several new additions to the powerful visualization product; an option to add CAD file importers to access native CAD files without the use of the original CAD system, a new FLUENT direct interface, and the introduction of Chameleon Mode, a technique to modify the graphical user interface (GUI) to suit each userís specific needs.

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Events: Introductory OpenFOAM Training
Posted Fri February 29, 2008 @06:17PM
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Announcements Following the hugely popular and well supported OpenFOAM International CFD Conference, ICON have had numerous requests to repeat the training courses that were offered before and after the conference.

An introductory OpenFOAM training course is now scheduled for Thursday 3rd April and Friday 4th April 2008, at Beaumont House, Windsor, UK.

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Events: Simulation Driven Product Development for Renewable Energy Technology
Posted Thu February 28, 2008 @01:31PM
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Announcements ANSYS, Inc. will hold a series of webinars describing Simulation Driven Product Development for Renewable Energy Technology.

The three webinars in our Renewable Energy series will explain how your company can leverage simulation to stay ahead in this exciting, growing and laudable industry.

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