Microfluidics Particle Sorting Using Hydrodynamics
Posted Monday March 27 at 2:2pm
Microfluidic particle sorting has applications in diagnostics, chemical and biological analyses, food and chemical processing as well as environmental assessment. The main advantage of using microfluidic sorting platforms is the requirement of smaller sample volumes which, in turn, results in reduced costs and time.
Mentor Graphics Team Receives the Harvey Rosten Award for Thermal Heatsink Optimization Methodology
Posted Friday March 24 at 2:17pm
Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced that Dr. Robin Bornoff, Dr. John Parry and John Wilson, a team from Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division, received the Harvey Rosten Award for Excellence in thermal modeling and analysis of electronics.
The team received the award for their paper, Subtractive Design: A Novel Approach to Heatsink Improvement, at the 33rd annual IEEE Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM) in San Jose, California.
SoftInWay and OPEN MIND Technologies Offer Total Turbomachinery Solution
Posted Thursday March 23 at 2:45pm
SoftInWay Inc. and OPEN MIND Technologies AG announce a cooperation agreement to provide a complete solution for the design, development and manufacturing of gas turbine components and other types of turbomachinery.
Both companies are known for their best-in-class software platforms that provide component developers the needed productivity tools to accelerate the product development and production process while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
Power Electronics Cooling Calculations at Room Level
Posted Thursday March 23 at 9:40am
Mentor Graphics will host Power Electronics Cooling Calculation at Room Level on 29th March, 11am UK Time & 10am PST.
Karim Segond, a consultant with e-Cooling Ltd, shows in this online seminar how to perform cooling calculations for the analysis of power electronics cabinet enclosures.
NUMECA Partners With AllScale to Boost Runtime Efficiency
Posted Monday March 20 at 11:14am
AllScale is an innovative programming approach for ExaScale, decoupling program specification parallelism from management tasks during runtime.
As strategic partner within the AllScale project, NUMECA will develop and extend the usage of it's FINE™/Open toolchain to exascale HPC.
1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop
Posted Monday March 20 at 10:3am
The 1st AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop will be held June 3-4, 2017 at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition in Denver, Colorado, USA.
This two-part workshop will assess the current state-of-the art in geometry preprocessing and mesh generation technology and software as applied to aircraft and spacecraft systems.
The Effect of Turbulence Modeling on Dynamic Urban Wind Simulation
Posted Wednesday March 15 at 3:2pm
Rheologic has posted a case study on the effects of turbulence modeling on dynamic urban wind simulation.
Wind in urban environments impacts on a number of issues from local microclimate, to energy use for heating and cooling, facility performance (HVAC), rents (arcades, outdoor dining areas) and in the future possibly UAV delivery routes. While steady-state simulations that cover the average wind velocity are very helpful, looking at the dynamic behaviour can sometimes be critical.
NOGRID points Software Release 6.2.0
Posted Monday March 13 at 1:58pm
Germany’s NOGRID GmbH, experts and supplier for meshless Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), have launched the release of NOGRID points 6.2.0. with great new features.
NOGRID points software is a meshless CFD simulation software with extremely short modeling time due to the absence of meshes.
Numeca Webinar Series Includes Wide Range of Topics
Posted Monday March 13 at 9:47am
Another great line-up of NUMECA webinars is organized for the coming months. Learn about a wide range of topics from the comfort of your office.
FloTHERM XT V3.0 - What's New
Posted Wednesday March 8 at 2:49pm
Mentor Graphics will host FloTHERM XT V.3.0 – What’s New on 9th March 2017, 11am UK Time and 10am PST.
FloTHERM XT breaks into new areas with functionality never seen in specialized electronics thermal simulation tools!
Performance Optimization of a Centrifugal Pump Stage by the 3D Inverse Design Method
Posted Tuesday March 7 at 6:2pm
Grundfos are one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers for circulators, heating and air-conditioning as well as other centrifugal pumps. They have been a pioneer in utilizing computer aided engineering (CAE) in their design, development and manufacturing process for pumps and motors.
Grundfos have been using an integrated CAE and design system with ANSYS/CFX for structural and fluid flow analysis and TURBOdesign1 for hydrodynamic design.
CAESES 4.2 with Slider Controls and Kernel Review
Posted Tuesday March 7 at 5:0pm
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS has released version 4.2 of their geometry modeling and optimization software CAESES.
The new version comes with handy slider controls for design variables and the CAD geometry. The CAD kernel has also been fully reviewed to be even more robust during very difficult geometry operations, especially in automated design processes.
BC Hydro Assesses Spillway Hydraulics with FLOW-3D
Posted Thursday March 2 at 11:37am
by Faizal Yusuf, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Specialist Engineer in the Hydrotechnical Department at BC Hydro
BC Hydro, a public electric utility in British Columbia, uses FLOW-3D to investigate complex hydraulics issues at several existing dams and to assist in the design and optimization of proposed facilities.
Faizal Yusuf, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Specialist Engineer in the Hydrotechnical department at BC Hydro, presents three case studies that highlight the application of FLOW-3D to different types of spillways and the importance of reliable prototype or physical hydraulic model data for numerical model calibration.
EnSight Announces Upgrade to EnSight 10.2
Posted Friday February 24 at 12:1am
EnSight, the leading post-processor for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data, has launched the latest update, EnSight 10.2. This update focuses on improving the graphics capabilities of the visualization software to help engineers better understand and communicate their data.
Oil & Gas Modelling & Simulation Best Practices & Technology Trends
Posted Thursday February 23 at 8:0pm
ERCOFTAC will host Oil & Gas: Modelling & Simulation Best Practices & Technology Trends on 15-16 March 2017 at the Frazer Nash Consultancy, Dorking, UK.
The seminar aims are to capture latest modelling and simulation practices and issues surrounding upstream-downstream technologies, where network digitisation is becoming a clear driver to scope operational excellence, in an environment where oil prices appear to have stablised at a level, that allows both producers and solution providers, a viable business space.
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.