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Multi-Direction Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis
Posted Friday October 11 at 6:29pm
SimScaleís Multi-Direction Pedestrian Wind Comfort Analysis tool will be demonstrated in a free webinar on October 23rd.

With the new professional feature, engineers, planners, and architects alike can simplify the process of calculating wind comfort. This tool will help to improve the accuracy of wind calculations, aggregate data, and evaluate the yearly average wind comfort anywhere at any location in the world.
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Surface Skew Effects on Biofilms in Wastewater Treatment
Posted Friday October 11 at 4:26pm
The sensitivity of bacteria to physical, chemical and environmental disturbances presents a challenge to maintaining microbial nitrification in wastewater treatment plants.

Researchers at the University of New Mexico conducted a series of experiments to understand the effects of surface roughness on annular nitrifying biofilm reactors (Roveto et al., 2019). Their team used FLOW-3D to find possible explanations for their experimental observations.
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Pointwise Entering the Glass Industry via CelSian
Posted Wednesday October 9 at 3:27pm
Pointwise has signed an agreement with CelSian Glass and Solar, whereby they license Pointwise internally for their own use and can sell Pointwise worldwide to existing clients of GTM-X.

CelSian Glass and Solar, located in the Netherlands, develops, sells, and supports GTM-X, a solver for simulating the glass melting process for the glass manufacturing industry with accuracy and robustness unmatched by the competition.
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CFD Simulation Improves Well Capping Methodology
Posted Thursday September 26 at 10:34am
Wild Well Control has developed a new approach to shallow-water well capping involving heavy pre-planning using CFD analysis of the well plume.

A partial list of complications for capping shallow-water well events includes large radius surface boils, and large clouds of dangerous or explosive gas/lower explosive limit (LEL) capable of igniting and creating potential fire hazards at or near the well site.
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Hybrid Conformal Meshing for Wind Farm CFD Applications
Posted Sunday September 22 at 7:20am
Pointwise has released the pre-recorded webinar, Hybrid Conformal Meshing for Wind Farm CFD Applications detailing techniques used to generate hybrid conformal meshes that span the entirety of a wind farm.

Advances in materials and aerodynamics are pushing towards longer and more complex blade designs enabling them to more effectively capture energy from the wind. In addition to their increasing size, their interaction with the surrounding environment expands the dynamic spatial and temporal range when modeling such systems.
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High Pressure Die Casting Advanced Simulation
Posted Friday September 20 at 5:16pm
Join Flow Science for a live, technical webinar on October 10 at 1:00pm EDT where metal casting engineer Ajit DíBrass will review the advanced simulation options available to engineers and designers in FLOW-3D CASTís high pressure die casting workspace.
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Tecplot 360 2019 R1 Improves Speed and Compatibility with Top CFD Solvers
Posted Thursday September 19 at 2:28pm
Tecplot, Inc. has announced the general availability of Tecplot 360 2019 Release 1.

The release includes significant improvements to data loaders, showing the companyís long-term commitment to providing high-quality support for top computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes.
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Pointwise Adds Hex-Core Meshing for Improved CFD Flow Solver Efficiency
Posted Monday September 16 at 5:5pm
The latest release of Pointwiseís computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software includes the ability to use regular hexahedra instead of unstructured tetrahedra in regions away from the geometry model.

Pointwise Version 18.3 also includes several new features that further automate surface mesh generation, the ability for users to define their own keyboard shortcuts, the ability to use point clouds for mesh adaptation, and more.
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Color for Directors - Answering Difficult Engineering Questions
Posted Thursday September 12 at 2:42pm
Mentor, a Siemens Business, will host Color for Directors: Answering Difficult Engineering Questions on 26 September.

Developed specifically with the needs of Engineering Managers in mind, this session will delve deep into why computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is more than just pretty colors.
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Mesh Strategies for the FDA Benchmark Centrifugal Blood Pump
Posted Wednesday September 11 at 5:16pm
Pointwise and Applied CCM will host the webinar, Mesh Strategies for the FDA Benchmark Centrifugal Blood Pump on 1 October 2019 at 10 a.m. CDT (UTC -5).

The focus of this work is to explore hybrid and multi-block structured meshing strategies and their impact on solution accuracy for a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) benchmark case involving a centrifugal blood pump.
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Formula 1ís 2021 Car in the Wind Tunnel
Posted Wednesday September 4 at 1:18pm
The Race Tech Magazine article Formula 1ís 2021 Car in the Wind Tunnel takes a look at early wind tunnel results from the 2021 car design.

The purpose of the test is to validate the large amount of CFD work conducted during research and development of the Formula 1 governing body's vision.
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SimScale Summer Breeze Contest Winners
Posted Tuesday August 27 at 2:38pm
The Summer Breeze Contest focused on supporting the SimScale community members with a chance to enter the spotlight with their simulation skills. Many of our community members are students and academicsts, who will be soon looking to step foot into their careers. Applying to jobs and internships is much easier with clear visual evidence of what you can do, and with guidance from experienced partners that have been through it all before.
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Operational Challenges with Fluid Systems Simulation
Posted Tuesday August 27 at 10:35am
Mentor, a Siemens business, will host Overcoming Operational Challenges with Fluid Systems Simulation on 29th August 2019 at 11am UK Time & 10am PST.

In this presentation, you will learn about how digital twin models of thermofluids systems in Simcenter Flomaster can be used to quickly set up what-if scenarios to adapt an in-place design to new requirements.
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High-Order Curved Meshes for More Accurate CFD Solutions
Posted Thursday August 15 at 5:1pm
Pointwise released the first commercial CFD mesher to generate high-order curved meshes for high Reynolds number flows. The case study, "High-Order Curved Meshes for More Accurate CFD Solutions," explains how it works with todayís new high-order CFD solvers to yield the most accurate solutions possible.
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Overview of FLOW-3D CASTís Tilt Pour Workspace
Posted Monday August 12 at 6:8pm
FLOW-3D will host a a live FLOW-3D CAST webinar on August 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT.

In this technical webinar, metal casting engineer Ajit DíBrass will provide an overview of FLOW-3D CASTís tilt pour workspace.
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Comparing CFD Software - STAR-CCM+ and Fluent
Posted Monday August 12 at 5:3pm
Batman versus Superman, Magic versus Bird, Yankees versus Red Sox, Microsoft versus Apple, Ferrari versus Lamborghini, Coke versus PepsiÖ you get the point. The world is full of great rivalries at the top tiers of competition. It is no different in the world of CFD simulation where Fluent and STAR-CCM+, and before that STAR-CD, have been battling for market leadership for over 20 years.

A new Resolved Analytics blog post compares the software offerings head-to-head.
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Best Practices for Running CFD Solvers Using AWS
Posted Monday August 5 at 6:53pm
Using HPC (high performance computing) to solve Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) challenges has become common practice. As the growth from HPC workstation to supercomputer has slowed over the last decade or two, compute clusters have increasingly taken the place of single, big SMP (shared memory processing) supercomputers, and have become the 'new normal'. Another, more recent innovation, the cloud, has also enabled dramatic growth in total throughput.

This Amazon Web Services blog post highlights best practices for setting up an AWS HPC instance for running CFD (ANSYS Fluent in particular).

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FLOW-3D European Users Conference Proceedings Available!
Posted Wednesday July 31 at 3:30pm
The†FLOW-3D European Users Conference 2019 was a huge success thanks to our enthusiastic user community and especially our speakers.

This year's conference featured metal casting and water & environmental application tracks, advanced training for workflow automation with a focus on optimization, in-depth technical presentations by FLOW-3D users, and the latest product developments presented by Flow Scienceís senior technical staff.
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