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New Software: Simulation Software Determines Soot Particle Sizes
Posted Tue November 15, 2011 @05:43PM
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News Automakers and energy producers are getting a jump on the ability to reduce soot particle emissions, thanks to research by the Model Fuels Consortium (MFC).

The Reaction Design-led consortium completed years of research and experimental validation, which has led to the development of software that its members can use to accurately simulate the formation of soot particulates.

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Wind Tunnel Tests Validate CFD Performance Predictions
Posted Tue November 15, 2011 @05:20PM
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News Bombardier Aerospace confirmed that final results of a three-phase wind tunnel test program provided further validation of the CSeries aircraft’s aerodynamic design.

They also support design predictions that the CSeries aircraft, optimized specifically for the growing 100- to 149-seat market, will deliver a step-change in fuel efficiency.

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Böttcher Named Pointwise Meshy Award Winner
Posted Mon November 14, 2011 @10:47AM
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News Dr. Michael Böttcher of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was named winner of the Pointwise Meshy Award at the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas on 10 November.

A design combining three meshes by Dr. Böttcher is featured on the T-shirt presented to meeting participants. Additionally, he was presented with a plaque and his name has been engraved on the Meshy Award trophy.

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Events: Simulating and Optimizing Mixing Processes in Product Design using CFD
Posted Mon November 14, 2011 @10:44AM
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Announcements Mentor Graphics will host Simulating and Optimizing Mixing Processes in Product Design using CFD on November 16th at 2 PM EST.

Some of the challenges inherent with manifold systems are high temperatures and the uniform mixing of two gases. These issues will be analyzed simultaneously through simulation using Mentor Graphics' CFD analysis software for mechanical engineers FloEFD.

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CFD Analysis Proven Effective for Detecting Coronary Problems
Posted Mon November 14, 2011 @10:37AM
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News A new technique that applies fluid dynamics theories to datasets from noninvasive coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) to quantify fractional flow reserve (FFR) showed good correlation with FFR while proving more accurate than CCTA for detecting ischemia-causing coronary lesions according to a study published Nov. 1 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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New Software: FLOW-3D/MP 4.2 with Hybrid MPI-OpenMP Released
Posted Tue November 08, 2011 @10:24PM
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News Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of FLOW-3D/MP, the distributed memory version of its flagship CFD software, FLOW-3D. FLOW-3D/MP v4.2 features hybrid parallelization that incorporates MPI and OpenMP architecture and offers users a substantial increase in performance with scaling to as many as 256 cores and runtime improvements of as much as 60x over the comparable FLOW-3D release.

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