Monthly Archives: July 2011

This Week in CFD

CFD Market Forecasted to Grow 16.5% Infiniti Research forecasts that the worldwide CFD market will experience a compound annual growth rate of 16.5% from 2010 to 2014.  The introduction to their report also indicates that the growing usage of open … Continue reading

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FLOW-3D Version 10.0 Released Flow Sciences announced the release of Version 10.0 of FLOW-3D, their CFD software known for its special capabilities for free-surface flows.  Version 10.0 includes new capabilities in the areas of fluid-structure interaction, thermal stress evolution, solidification … Continue reading

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SpaceClaim Interview SpaceClaim’s Blake Courter describes to blogger Ray Kurland how SpaceClaim helps FEA and CFD analysts with their geometry modeling needs.  Here’s a quote: “Our goal is to get geometry exactly where you need it to — to your … Continue reading

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Femap – Past, Present, and Future Femap is an integrated preprocessor and postprocessor for finite element analysis.  In this video from Siemens PLM Software, the head of Femap’s development talks about the software’s past, present, and future. Mark Sherman video … Continue reading

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Aircraft designer, Robert Widmer, dies at age 95

Robert Widmer, a long time engineer and aircraft designer, has passed away. He led the development of the first supersonic bomber, the B-58, as well as the F-111 and F-16. When I worked at General Dynamics in the 1980’s he … Continue reading

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KARALIT CFD Italian software company KARALIT announced the free downloadable release of their new KARALIT CFD software which utilizes what they call the Immersed Mesh method.  They claim to have virtually eliminated the time required for preprocessing by utilizing a … Continue reading

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