Dr. Gordon Reece, 1940-2017
Posted Tuesday February 21 at 8:40pm
Dr. Gordon Reece, a pioneer in the computational fluid dynamics field, has died at age 76. For him role of the University lecturer was not just about the push to publish and add to the research cannon, rather he was passionate about using his position to improve the lives of others.
Among his accomplishments was early work in developing models for turbulent flow
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NUMECA International and CENAERO Announce a Strategic Partnership
Posted Monday February 20 at 9:23pm
Cenaero, leading Research Center for Aeronautics, and NUMECA International have announced a strategic partnership to combine advanced optimization and data mining technologies, in NUMECA Design and Optimization Software Environment FINE/Design3D.
Cenaero is well known for its advanced simulation activities and in particular for its software tools Minamo that includes state-of-the-art automatic optimization methods for simulation-based optimization.
CFD for Structural Designers & Analysts
Posted Wednesday February 15 at 12:9pm
NAFEMS will hold CFD for Structural Designers & Analysts, a three-session online training course beginning February 22nd.
Structural engineers often need to resort to more sophisticated thermal fluid simulations to obtain boundary conditions, loading, performance, etc. for their designs and analyses. Additionally, many engineering problems include strong interaction between structure and fluid.
French OpenFOAM Users Meeting
Posted Monday February 13 at 6:47pm
FOAM-U, the french OpenFOAM users association, is pleased to announce the second edition of its OpenFOAM users meeting to be held in Nevers on 21st and 22nd of March.
This event aims to bring together users of OpenFOAM® in France but also people simply interested in the potential applications of the software.
What's New in FloEFD V.16
Posted Monday February 13 at 5:44pm
Mentor Graphics will host FloEFD v.16 - What’s New on 23rd February 2017, 11am UK Time & 10am PST.
With the latest version of FloEFD software, users can now simulate the sorption (when one substance permeates another) and desorption (changing from an adsorbed state to a gaseous or liquid state) processes of water vapor, which is important for several key markets such as automotive lighting design.
Automated Solution of the Inverse Problem in Electronics Cooling
Posted Wednesday February 8 at 5:58pm
Siemens PLM will host Automated Solution of the Inverse Problem in Electronics Cooling on February 14th.
The majority of engineering simulations involve a known geometry, prescribed conditions and computation of the predicted results. However, the design question is often posed as the inverse: I have a desired result and need to know what conditions or what geometry will produce that result.
Seminar on FINE™/Marine with Guest Speakers
Posted Wednesday February 8 at 5:45pm
Numeca and it's UK partner AC&E Ltd invite you to a seminar on FINE™/Marine. Get a chance to listen to Matteo Magherini from BMT Nigel Gee and Jason Ker from Ker Yacht Design on how they take advantage of FINE™/Marine in their design process.
CFD Simulation Contributes to New Heart Health Metric
Posted Friday February 3 at 5:20pm
The heart is a wonder of design – a pump that can function for 80 years, and billions of heartbeats, without breaking down. But when it does malfunction, the results can be dire.
In research reported in the International Journal of Cardiology this month, scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University presented a new method for predicting those most at risk for thrombus, or blood clots, in the heart.
Aerodynamic Design of Small Chiller Compressor for Domestic CHP Applications
Posted Wednesday February 1 at 7:44am
A leading manufacturer of high speed rotating machines, asked Advanced Design Technology to carry out the complete aerodynamic design of a brand new centrifugal chiller compressor stage using the inverse design approach available through the TURBOdesign Suite software.
Performance targets (Pressure Ratios and Efficiencies) and operating points were set by the customer before the start of the project. Tight requirements on off-design and mechanical performance and the overall size of the stage were also set by the customer.
Fluid Structure Interaction with Impact on Industrial Application
Posted Tuesday January 31 at 8:14am
ERCOFTAC will host Fluid Structure Interaction with Impact on Industrial Application, II at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France on 6-7 June 2017.
Design of High Efficiency Compressors with Low GWP Refrigerants.
Posted Sunday January 29 at 9:50pm
On Wednesday 1st February, Advanced Design Technology will host a free 1 hour webinar that will show how using the different modules in TURBOdesign Suite you can design high efficiency compressors rapidly from scratch.
Elements of Turbulence Modelling
Posted Tuesday January 24 at 5:13pm
NAFEMS will host Elements of Turbulence Modelling in two sessions on February 1st and 8th. This course has been expanded from the original one session to two sessions, in order to cover even more content and allow more time for questions and tutor interaction.
The majority of flows in nature and in engineering applications are turbulent. Turbulent flow fields are three dimensional, chaotic, diffusive, dissipative, and random.
FloMASTER v8.0 - Industrial Fluid System Simulation
Posted Sunday January 22 at 7:7am
Mentor Graphics will host FloMASTER V8.0 - Industrial Fluid System Simulation on 1st February 2017 at 11am UK Time and 10am PST.
Sign up to see how the latest version of FloMASTER can help you tackle complex design problems and provide a more easily accessible solution to a wider range of fluid system engineers.
Get to know FieldView 16.1
Posted Saturday January 21 at 10:50am
Intelligent Light will host the online event Get to know FieldView 16.1 on January 31, 2017 and February 1, 2017.
Please join us for a demonstration of the new FieldView 16.1 Update from Intelligent Light.
Increasing Mixing in Microchannels using Design Optimization
Posted Friday January 20 at 5:3pm
The latest blog post from Flow Science discusses optimizing microchannel geometry using the design optimization software, CAESES®, from Friendship Systems GmbH.
Mixing fluids can be very important in the design of miniaturized chemical and biochemical analysis systems. However, the mixing of fluids at the micro-scale is challenging because of an inherent lack of any mechanism to induce the mixing.
Compressing the Thermal Design Process with FloTHERM XT
Posted Tuesday January 17 at 7:29am
Mentor Graphics will host FloTHERM XT: Compressing the Thermal Design Process on 25th January 2017, 11am UK Time & 10am PST.
This presentation will start off by reviewing the thermal design process, it will then look at how by incorporating FloTHERM XT, you can reduce your design process times by a factor of at least 2 when compared to traditional general-purpose simulation products.
Tecplot 360 2017 Release 1 Has Major New Capabilities
Posted Sunday January 15 at 7:2pm
Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading data visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists, has announced the general availability of Tecplot 360 2017 Release 1.
Three major new capabilities are included in the 2017 release of Tecplot 360, including: Chorus, PyTecplot, and SZL Server.
Motorsports Heat Exchanger Optimization
Posted Wednesday January 11 at 12:25pm
Mentor Graphics will host Motorsports Heat Exchanger Optimization on 18th January 2017, 10am UK Time and 10am PST.
For our first web seminar of 2017, we are venturing into the world of motor racing! Heat exchangers are used across a wide range of applications in the automotive and motorsports world. In addition to adhering to the constraints of tight installation conditions, every little gain in performance is demanded.