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Events: Mastering Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines
Posted Thu June 23, 2011 @02:29PM
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Announcements Pointwise, Inc. will host How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines on July 13th at 11 AM CDT.

Learn how to use Pointwise’s hybrid techniques to accurately capture the large range of flow-scales when meshing horizontal axis wind turbines.

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Events: Using Concurrent CFD to Design Household & Domestic Appliances
Posted Thu June 23, 2011 @02:09PM
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Announcements Mentor Graphics will host Using Concurrent CFD to Design Household & Domestic Appliances on June 29th at 2 PM EDT.

This webinar will demonstrate the use of a CAD-embedded concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach in the prediction of temperature distribution and rise within an oven and across a hairdryer air jet, how their homogeneity can be improved, and how such factors as choice of fans, their curves and mass flow characteristics can lead to better appliance performance by upfront design.

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New Software: KARALIT Launches Immersed Boundary CFD Software
Posted Wed June 22, 2011 @05:07PM
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News Italian software vendor KARALIT launches its revolutionary computational fluid dynamic software KARALIT CFD in a free version available to the international industrial and academic community.

KARALIT CFD software offers the Immersed Mesh method allowing users to generate a hyperbolic body fitted grid in the region immediately close to the body surface.

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Application: Turning Up the (Green) Power
Posted Mon June 20, 2011 @05:10PM
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Application Until recently, most research in wind energy technology has been focused on macro power generation devices like horizontal axis wind turbines. These massive devices, which are typically more than 100 meters in height and generate at least a megawatt of power, are well-suited for commercial interests in large industrialized regions in the US and Europe.

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Panther Racing Demonstrates Simulation Leads to Engineering Success
Posted Mon June 20, 2011 @05:06PM
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News CD-adapco would like to congratulate the Panther Racing Team and JR Hildebrand on their second place finish in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing - the Indianapolis 500.

Panther Racing uses CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM+ engineering simulation software to optimize the aerodynamic performance and thermal durability of its IndyCar to gain a competitive advantage. Given that Hildebrand was also the fastest rookie in the field - it would appear that the engineers at Panther Racing have capitalized on this advantage.

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Application: Dam Break Modelling to Help Flood Planning
Posted Tue June 14, 2011 @05:13PM
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Application CSIRO scientists have developed powerful modelling techniques to help understand the full impact of flooding that occurs when dams collapse.

The research has been helping China’s disaster management authorities better understand the full impact of the catastrophic flooding that would occur if one of China’s, and the world’s, biggest dams collapsed.

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