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Application: CFD Leads to Better Power Tool Design
Posted Thu July 24, 2008 @02:46PM
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Application AEG Electric Tools GmbH, one of the market-leading manufacturers of heavy-duty portable electric power tools for professionals, uses Flomerics EFD.Lab fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software for optimizing airflow and cooling effects in their power tools.

"On a recent project we used EFD.Lab and we were able to get the engine running 20% cooler, and also we obtained this improvement much faster than before," said Markus Wörner, design engineer at AEG.

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Application: Simulation Helps Glass Manufacturers Understand Complex Melter Phenomena
Posted Mon July 21, 2008 @02:51PM
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Application By Bruno A. Purnode,
Owens Corning Science & Technology Center,
Ohio, U.S.A.

The glass industry annually produces 21 million tons of consumer goods valued at $28 billion. Energy costs for this volume of goods account for approximately 15 percent of production costs. Theoretically, glassmaking requires about 2.2 million BTUs of energy per ton of glass, but usually more than twice that amount is actually used due to various system losses.

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New Software: OpenCFD Release OpenFOAM V1.5
Posted Fri July 18, 2008 @06:59AM
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News OpenCFD are pleased to announce a major, new release of version 1.5 of their OpenFOAM open source CFD toolbox.

Version 1.5 contains improvements for simpler setup, running and post-processing of OpenFOAM cases, including new command line execution and argument features, dictionary directives and macro substitution and improvements to parallel scaling on larger number of processors.

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Events: Application Oriented CFD for the Aerospace and Defence Industry
Posted Wed July 16, 2008 @10:55AM
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Announcements CD-adapco and the West of England Aerospace Forum are pleased to present you with a unique opportunity to experience the advances in CFD technology that are expanding the use of computational simulation throughout the modern aerospace design process.

The event will be held 23 July, 2008 in Clevedon, North Somerset, UK.

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Events: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Building Design with CFD
Posted Wed July 16, 2008 @10:48AM
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Announcements CD-adapco invites you to an exclusive two-hour seminar that will explore how Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation can contribute to the design of sustainable buildings.

The free seminar will be held July 30th at the University of California Berkeley, SimBuild 2008.

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Events: Accurately Predicting Complex Cooling Flows
Posted Wed July 16, 2008 @10:41AM
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Announcements CD-adapco is hosting a free seminar and hands-on workshop on Accurately Predicting Complex Cooling Flows on July 17th in Plantsville, CT.

Attend this free seminar to find out how flow simulation will help you be more profitable by speeding up the design cycle and the time to market. During the seminar, get hands-on experience. Then take the software with you for a free trial.

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