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America's Cup Winner Used CFD for Competitive Edge
Posted Wednesday June 28 at 2:16pm
Using ANSYS engineering simulation technology to design and optimize its high-performance yacht, Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Oracle Team USA to win the 35th America’s Cup, 7-1.

The need for speed is critical on the water and small changes can make the difference between first and last place.
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Marine, Maritime & Coastal Applications
Posted Wednesday June 28 at 9:13am
Join Flow Science engineers for a live webinar on July 19 at 1:00 pm EST as they discuss how FLOW-3D can be applied to challenging problems in the marine and maritime industry, including coastal breakwater modeling, wave hydrodynamics and impact analysis, offshore platform dynamics, ship launches, sloshing in LNG tanks, floating barriers, and wave energy devices.
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SmartCells™ - The Enabling Technology Behind Frontloading Simulation
Posted Tuesday June 27 at 9:20am
Mentor Graphics will host SmartCells™ - The Enabling Technology Behind Frontloading Simulation on June 28th.

This web seminar will explain the unique capabilities of FloEFD’s SmartCells technology and shows why this approach is an enabler to frontload CFD into the early design process.
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3D Inverse Design of Centrifugal Compressor Impellers with Splitter Blades
Posted Friday June 23 at 12:53pm
ADT has published a white paper on improved centrifugal compressor design through CFD analysis.

In the design of centrifugal compressor impellers with splitter blades it is quite common to use the same blade shapes on the full and splitter blades with the splitters placed at the mid-pitch location. However, recent results using conventional design methodology have indicated that by moving the pitch wise location of the leading edge of the splitter it is possible to improve splitter performance.
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SmartCells™ - The Enabling Technology Behind Frontloading Simulation
Posted Tuesday June 20 at 4:33pm
Mentor Graphics will host SmartCells™ - The Enabling Technology Behind Frontloading Simulation on 28th June 2017, 11am UK Time, 10am PST.

Join us for this educational web seminar which will show you how to tap into the power of SmartCells, a unique and proven technology in FloEFD.
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NOGRID pointsBlow Software Release 2.8.0
Posted Tuesday June 20 at 11:10am
With the CFD simulation software NOGRID pointsBlow, which was developed especially for the container glass industry, the container forming process can be computed in full 3D in a practicable time.

NOGRID pointsBlow 2.8.0, containing new features for glass simulation projects, is now available.
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CFD for Structural Designers & Analysts
Posted Thursday June 15 at 6:43am
NAFEMS will host the online training course Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Structural Designers & Analysts beginning June 28th.

This course aims to introduce the essential principles of fluid dynamics, important flow phenomena, and basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics process to structural engineers and how CFD can be beneficial for their multidisciplinary problems.
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Launching TURBOdesign Suite v6.3
Posted Wednesday June 14 at 9:37am
Join ADT for an introduction of the major new functionality enabled in TURBOdesign Suite v6.3 for turbomachinery design optimization.

The live webinar will be held Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 9am (BST UK) and again at 11 am (EDT US)
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Putting Scale in Perspective
Posted Tuesday June 13 at 6:27pm
Siemens has posted an informative discussion of whether CFD should be performed at model scale or full scale. The answer, of course, is that "it depends".

Putting scale in perspective: CFD for design exploration in the marine industry looks into the differences in CFD simulation at model and full scale and the assumptions involved.
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Best Practices in Combustion CFD III - Gas Turbines & Explosions
Posted Tuesday June 13 at 4:24pm
ERCOFTAC will host Best Practices in Combustion CFD, III Gas Turbines & Explosions at the Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione-Consiglio, Nazionale delle Ricerche (IRC-CNR) in Napoli, Italy on 22-23 September 2017.

In this course, the participants will learn the best practices in CFD of gas turbine combustors and explosions. They will discover how to select models, how to validate numerical simulations, and which accuracy to expect.
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Design High Performance Centrifugal Compressor Vaned Diffusers
Posted Wednesday June 7 at 5:36pm
The design of the vaned diffuser of a centrifugal compressor is still based on a considerable amount of empiricism in its design methodology. Parameters such as area ratio and blockage, which are more relevant to conical diffusers, are used in conventional design practice.
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New Mentor FloTHERM XT Release Simulates Complex Geometries with Ease, Speed and Accuracy
Posted Wednesday June 7 at 3:32pm
Mentor, a Siemens business, has announced the latest release of the FloTHERM® XT electronics cooling software product with advanced thermal management capabilities.

Based on the electronics cooling DNA of the Mentor market-leading FloTHERM technology and the FloEFD™ CAD-centric philosophy, the award-winning FloTHERM XT product is the industry’s first integrated mechanical design automation (MDA) and electronic design automation (EDA) electronics cooling solution.
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Centrifugal Fan Design and Simulation
Posted Thursday June 1 at 4:59pm
CFTurbo and CFD-Support will continue their turbomachinery design and CFD simulation series with a Centrifugal Fan Webinar to be held June 6th.
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CFD Analysis For Automotive
Posted Wednesday May 31 at 1:47pm
Join Saratech for a Webinar on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis to detect, optimize, and solve flow and thermal issues in automotive applications. We will be looking at several different applications of FloEFD as applied to a vehicle.
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6th Biennial Metacomp Symposium
Posted Wednesday May 31 at 7:9am
Metacomp Technologies are delighted to invite you to the 6th biennial Metacomp Symposium to be held September 19 – 21, 2017 at the Crown Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel, California, USA.

As before, we envision this event to be a collaborative and exciting interchange of ideas and information between our researchers, our invited current and future users as well as our hardware/software partners.
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New CAESES Release 4.2.1 for CFD Engineers
Posted Tuesday May 30 at 6:14pm
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS has released version 4.2.1 of its geometry modeling, CFD automation and optimization software CAESES.

Based on the fantastic feedback and excellent findings from our users, we have been able to fix a set of issues to further improve the software quality. There are also some new features that came in as user wishes which have been added to make your work with CAESES a better experience.
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Speakers Announced for the 17th FLOW-3D Europeans Users Conference
Posted Tuesday May 30 at 5:8pm
Flow Science is pleased to announce this year’s presenters for the 17th FLOW-3D European Users Conference; their topics and breadth of experience promise an exciting and informative conference.

Flow Science customers who use the FLOW-3D product suite as the basis for exciting and innovative research and development will present and discuss their work, including topics such as fuel tank dynamics for both automotive and aerospace applications, lost foam casting, environmental modeling, and cutting-edge research for microfluidics applications.
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Optimize This! 2017 International HEEDS Conference
Posted Tuesday May 23 at 8:2am
Red Cedar Technology is pleased to announce the 2017 International HEEDS Conference, scheduled for June 20th in Munich, Germany.

Optimize This! 2017 will bring individuals responsible for product development together to learn and share how HEEDS™ software is being used in a wide variety of industries and applications to help discover better designs, faster!
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