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High Order Methods for Industrial CFD
Posted Saturday July 30 at 7:33am
ERCOFTAC will host High Order Methods for Industrial CFD on 3-4 November 2016 at NUMECA, Brussels, Belgium.

As the industrial use of CFD continues to expand in daily engineering design and development, Industrial CFD still faces many challenges, especially its efficient use in a multidisciplinary design optimisation (MDO) environment. Therefore, to successfully manage the complex processes leading to a robust MDO methodology, one has to address the issue of reliability of the CFD predictions.
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Classroom Training on FINE™/Marine at NUMECA Offices
Posted Wednesday July 27 at 9:31pm
Get acquainted with the full FINE™/Marine suite, from your project requirements to the solution!

FINE™/Marine, the leading CFD software for naval architects and marine engineers, offers high accuracy flow simulation results on arbitrary and complex geometries, leading to shorter design cycles.
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Pointwise V18 Interactive Training Sessions at the Pointwise User Group Meeting
Posted Wednesday July 27 at 5:56pm
Attendees at the Pointwise User Group Meeting will be some of the first people in the world to learn about the latest features in the new Pointwise V18 release. The Pointwise User Group Meeting is being held in Fort Worth on 21-22 September 2016.

Attendees will participate in a full day of interactive training sessions in Pointwise V18.
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NUMECA Summer Workshops
Posted Tuesday July 26 at 1:52pm
NUMECA International has a whole series of workshops planned this summer!

These dedicated 2-hour sessions offer a mix of product presentations and practical hands-on exercises. We would be happy to welcome you in one of them.
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Vehicle Overheating Scenarios Explored
Posted Monday July 25 at 4:53pm
Mentor Graphics will host Vehicle Overheating Scenarios Explored - A 1D CFD Modeling Approach on 3rd August, 11am UK Time & 10am US Time (PST).

We have invited CSEG to present this technical webinar which explores various scenarios of a cooling system overheating in a vehicle.
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FINE™/Turbo v11.1 New Features Webcast
Posted Monday July 25 at 8:51am
Discover the new features of NUMECA’s CFD suite dedicated to turbomachinery: FINE™/Turbo!

Join NUMECA for this free webinar session and learn from our expert how this new version of FINE™/Turbo will boost your productivity, from mesh generation to results visualization, while giving you a deeper insight in the flow physics.
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Autodesk Labs Releases Project Calrissian For CFD
Posted Monday July 18 at 5:52pm
Project Calrissian for CFD is a free technology preview of an application that combines functionality from Autodesk Flow Design (graduated from labs Project Falcon) and former Autodesk Labs project, Project Ventus for CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics).

The technology preview is open to the public. It is available to download and will operate until August 30, 2016.
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Chemical Processing - From Lab Scale to Plant Scale
Posted Monday July 18 at 2:44pm
A new podcast in the Chemical Processing Minute Clinic Series discusses how simulation aids scale-up in the chemical processing industry.

In From Lab Scale to Plant Scale, Dr. Ravindra Aglave, director of chemical processing at CD-adapco a Siemens business joins as the guest expert.
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Advanced Computing for Fluid Solvers
Posted Friday July 15 at 2:35pm
ERCOFTAC will host Advanced Computing for Fluid Solvers on 15-16 September 2016 at AMAZON, Web Services, London, UK.

Many experienced flow, turbulence and combustion (FTAC) practitioners and new researchers are aware of the rapid rates of progress in many areas of information and communication technology (ICT). The opportunities that this new power provides include (i) accelerated processing speed, (ii) large data set storage and interaction, (iii) remote manipulation and visualisation of full data sets, and (iv) reduction in the cost of simulations.
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Improving Thermal Interface Material (TIM) Thermal Testing Accuracy
Posted Tuesday July 12 at 2:41pm
Mentor Graphics will host Improving Thermal Interface Material (TIM) Thermal Testing Accuracy on 27th July 2016, 10am UK Time & 9am US Time PST.

This presentation is on testing of TIM (Thermal Interface Materials) for electronics cooling applications, with a focus on thermal conductivity coefficient measurement of TIM materials and challenges with typical ASTM D4570 test method implementation.
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Steer the Right Course with FINE™/Marine
Posted Tuesday July 12 at 8:41am
NUMECA International is pleased to invite you to the seminar Steer the Right Course with FINE™/Marine organised at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Hamburg, Germany - only 150 meters away from the SMM 2016 exhibition centre - on September 8th 2016.

Fuel efficiency is one of the most dominant aspects during the design of modern vessels. To achieve the best possible trade-off between design parameters, accurate predictions for drag and seakeeping-performance are necessary, ideally in conjunction with powerful optimization tools.
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In Memoriam Frank Harlow
Posted Thursday July 7 at 8:36am
Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow and physicist Frank Harlow died July 1, 2016 at age 88.

In a 50-year career at Los Alamos that began Sept. 1, 1953 as a staff member in the Theoretical Division, until his retirement on Sept. 4, 2003 as a Senior Fellow, Harlow was the inventor of numerous fluid dynamics techniques and came to be known to many associates as the "father of computational fluid dynamics." Harlow, in 1959, became group leader of the then Fluid Dynamics Group; the group was renamed Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics in 2006. He was named a Laboratory Fellow in 1981.
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Pointwise User Group Meeting Call for Papers
Posted Wednesday July 6 at 10:22am
Pointwise invites you to participate in the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 21-22 September 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. The two-day meeting will include training opportunities and technical sessions that will be sure to enhance your computational fluid dynamic (CFD) skills.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for presentations at the Pointwise User Group Meeting has been extended to 22 July. Do not miss out on the opportunity to share your experience using Pointwise and to gain hands-on training in Pointwise V18.
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Cradle's HeatDesigner Used in Development of J-Fin Heat Sink
Posted Wednesday July 6 at 9:8am
Mizutani Electric Ind. Co.,Ltd. has utilized Software Cradle's HeatDesigner software in the development of a lightweight, high performance heat sink.

Mizutani Electric, a top specialty provider of heat sinks and radiators for electronic devices since 1967, is involved in all aspects of the electronics cooling business. This includes design, thermal analysis, manufacturing, and sales.
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Flow Science Releases FLOW-3D Cast v4.2
Posted Monday July 4 at 5:38pm
Flow Science has released a new version of FLOW-3D Cast, its software for the metal casting industry. FLOW-3D Cast v4.2 offers an advanced What You See Is What You Need (WYSIWYN) interface, process-oriented workspaces and a new die spray cooling model.

FLOW-3D Cast v4.2’s WYSIWYN design methodology places the most important information at the top level so that users can quickly see and act on what options need to be set.
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XFlow/MSC.Adams Advanced Co-Simulations Webinar
Posted Thursday June 30 at 5:26pm
Next Limit Dynamics SL will host XFlow/MSC.Adams Advanced Co-Simulations on July 6th.

In this webinar, our Application Engineer will show you the full process to set up this kind of complex analysis in XFlow and MSC.Adams, as well as how to run the co-simulation simultaneously on both software and how to post-process the solutions.
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Waste Heat Recovery Online Training Course
Posted Wednesday June 29 at 6:40pm
Softinway Inc. will host a Waste Heat Recovery Online Training Course on July 11-28, 2016.

SoftInWay offers online courses for engineers involved in turbine, compressor and pump design. Over the course of four to fourteen days, 2-3 hours per day, our leading engineering experts will be providing you with an in-depth, practical coverage of turbomachinery design, analysis and optimization.
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Uncertainty Management & Quantification in Industrial Analysis and Design
Posted Tuesday June 28 at 5:8pm
ERCOFTAC will host Uncertainty Management & Quantification in Industrial Analysis and Design on 27-28 October 2016 at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Uncertainty quantification is a new paradigm in industrial analysis and design as it aims at taking into account the presence of numerous uncertainties affecting the behaviour of physical systems.
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