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Microfluidics Particle Sorting Using Gravity
Posted Wednesday April 26 at 5:19pm
Microfluidic particle sorting has applications in diagnostics, chemical and biological analyses, food and chemical processing as well as environmental assessment.

In a previous Flow Science blog article, we discussed microfluidics particle sorting using hydrodynamics. Building on the same topic, we will talk about another method of micro particle sorting - this time, using gravity.
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Energy & Process CFD Symposium
Posted Wednesday April 26 at 5:14pm
Siemens PLM will host an Energy & Process CFD Symposium on May 17 - 18, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Take the opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues working in engineering design and simulation as well as Siemens' technical experts and business leaders.
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CFD Aids Development of New Vertical Line Shaft Pumps
Posted Tuesday April 25 at 6:48am
International technology group ANDRITZ is a global leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations. The Pumps Division of the ANDRITZ GROUP develops and manufactures customized large pumps and standard centrifugal pumps for a wide range of different applications and industries.
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Cloud Computing with FLOW-3D
Posted Monday April 24 at 8:46pm
Flow Science will host a live webinar on Cloud Computing with FLOW-3D on May 10th.

Large models and detailed high-fidelity analyses are pushing the limits of the in-house hardware resources. At the same time, engineering firms are running simulations as part of their design cycle more than ever and this is a growing trend.
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Hybrid RANS-LES Methods for Industrial CFD
Posted Friday April 21 at 3:0pm
ERCOFTAC will host Hybrid RANS-LES Methods for Industrial CFD (VII) Overview, Guidance and Examples on 22-23 May 2017 at the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Turbulence is one of the last remaining challenges in the simulation of fluid flows. Although RANS (Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes) turbulence models are still very widely used, these approaches are being slowly supplanted by Large Eddy Simulation (LES).
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Turbulence Modeling for Modern Industrial CFD
Posted Monday April 17 at 6:9pm
Metacomp Technologies staff will be presenting the short course Turbulence Modeling for Modern Industrial CFD at the 2017 AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum on July 8th & 9th, 2017.

This course covers the fundamentals of turbulence modeling, beginning with the various equation systems and modeling strategies.
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An Introduction to Fans in Electronics Cooling Applications
Posted Monday April 17 at 6:3pm
Mentor Graphics will host Fans 101 - An Introduction to Fans in Electronics Cooling Applications on 27th April 2017, 11am UK Time and 10am PST.

Fans are common in many electronics cooling applications though it may not be well understood why a particular fan type might be better in a particular design.
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A Scientist and a Supercomputer Re-Create a Tornado
Posted Wednesday April 12 at 4:21pm
With tornado season fast approaching or already underway in vulnerable states throughout the U.S., new supercomputer simulations are giving meteorologists unprecedented insight into the structure of monstrous thunderstorms and tornadoes. One such recent simulation recreates a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the central Great Plains in 2011.

The person behind that simulation is Leigh Orf, a scientist with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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Advanced Metal Casting Simulation Webinar
Posted Monday April 10 at 4:15pm
Metal casting simulations are among the most challenging of CFD simulations due to the extreme complexity of flow and physics that occur during fill, solidification and cooling stages of any casting process.

Flow Science invites you to join us for a technical webinar on May 18 that will present a broad review of FLOW-3D Cast's modeling capabilities, including detailed examples taken from many casting applications: LPDC, full HPDC cycles, centrifugal casting, lost foam, sand casting, continuous casting, tilt pour, and gravity pour in permanent molds.
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Simulation Based Characterization
Posted Monday April 10 at 1:13pm
Mentor Graphics will host Simulation Based Characterization: A 3D to 1D System Level Thermo-Fluid CFD Workflow on 20th April 2017 at 11am UK Time and 10am PST.

A simulation based characterization workflow allows you to characterize complex geometries for use within a FloMASTER simulation. Join this web seminar to learn how FloEFD can be used to characterize complex multi-arm geometries for use in FloMASTER thermos-fluids simulations.
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Big Wave Surfboard Optimization Using Pointwise & CRUNCH CFD
Posted Wednesday April 5 at 9:56am
Pointwise and CRAFT Tech will host a joint webinar entitled Big Wave Surfboard Optimization Using Pointwise & CRUNCH CFD on 25 April 2017 at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-5).

In the extreme sport of Big Wave Surfing, surfers ride specially-designed surfboards known as "Rhino Chasers".
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CFD Leads to Improved Power Line Transmission Rating
Posted Tuesday April 4 at 8:52am
WindSim AS, the leading provider and pioneer of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based Wind Farm Design Tools (WFDT) utilized for the design of wind farms both onshore and offshore has introduced Wind Atlas and Power Line Optimization technologies resulting in up to 60% enhancement in wind plant transmission tie-line capacities.
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University of Leicester Leverages AxCYCLE for Thermodynamic Cycle Design and Analysis
Posted Sunday April 2 at 5:49pm
SoftInWay is excited to announce that the University of Leicester has joined the ranks of educational institutes leveraging SoftInWay’s turbomachinery design, analysis and optimization software.

Aspiring engineers will now have the opportunity to use AxCYCLE, an industry-leading thermodynamic cycle design and analysis tool, which will allow these students to gain the practical skills needed to prepare for entry into the workplace.
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FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS and Simerics Announce Geometric Closed Loop Optimization for CFD
Posted Sunday April 2 at 4:29pm
As the CFD industry grows, FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS and Simerics have combined 3D optimization modeling software with CFD simulation software into one solution, Geometric CFD Optimization, available today.

This allows CFD users to easily use Geometric CFD Optimization software to automatically generate design variants.
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BMW M4 DTM Design Through CFD
Posted Friday March 31 at 9:36am
BMWBLOG has posted BMW M4 DTM: a detailed look at computational fluid dynamics describing the use of CFD in the development of BMW's entry in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) touring car series.

When the six new BMW M4 DTMs take their place on the grid for the DTM season-opener on 6th May 2017, it will mark the temporary end of a long and intense period of development. A considerable part of this development took place with the aid of computer simulations.
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Flow Science Announces 2017 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference
Posted Thursday March 30 at 2:2pm
Flow Science, Inc. has announced that it will hold its 2017 FLOW-3D Americas Users Conference in Santa Fe, NM on September 20-21 at the Hotel Santa Fe.

All FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D/MP, and FLOW-3D Cast users—and anyone interested in the FLOW-3D product suite—are invited to attend the conference.
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Using CFD for Ship Design Evaluation and Optimization
Posted Tuesday March 28 at 5:14pm
Siemens PLM will host Using CFD for Ship Design Evaluation and Optimization on April 11, 2017.

Ship performance has become more important than ever in a market where operating margins are low and emissions regulations are tightening. Ship owners are often required to make quick decisions about design changes or modifications which affect performance.
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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.
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