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► WORKSHOP: Addressing Scale Up Challenges in the Pharma, Biotech and Chemical Process Industries, Apr 2015, United Kingdom
  30 Mar, 2015 

United Kingdom, April 14, 2015

The pharmaceutical and chemical process industries face many challenges, such as the rising costs of raw material and the need to develop processes and innovative products that meet safety regulation and performance demands. As the complexity of these operations continues to increase, poor scale-up designs lead to incrementally lower production yield, higher material cost, and a reduced bottom-line.

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and particle modeling with Discrete Element Method (DEM) have been identified as key enabling technologies in finding solutions to many of the challenges that surround scale-up; capable of reducing operating costs across manufacturing and quality divisions.

Please join us for this workshop as we explore the benefits of applying CFD in the chemical process, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

► Design and Optimization of Fans & Blowers Live Webinar, 22 April
  30 Mar, 2015 

This webinar will highlight the application of 3D Inverse Design and TURBOdesign Suite to the design and optimization of fans and blowers for high stage performance and noise reduction.

The webinar is aimed at all fan and blowers design engineers and design managers looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the complex flow physics required to enhance fan and blowers stage performance while reducing noise.

Short Abstract:

This one hour free webinar will present optimal design guidelines for systematic design of high performance and low noise fans and blowers. During the session we will highlight the key advantages of using 3D Inverse Design and TURBOdesign Suite for the design and optimization of all types of fans and blowers, including axial, mixed-flow, forward and backward curved fans and blowers blades including unique volute design capabilities.

During the webinar we will highlight three recent cases:

  • The Fan Noise Consortium: A large collaborative industrial project sponsored by 16 fan manufacturers and 6 research institutes aimed at identifying the optimal design guidelines for high efficiency and low noise axial propeller fans.
  • Design and optimization of axial fans for reduced tip leakage losses and low tonal noise: A summary of two recent projects aimed at designing an axial cooling fan featuring a very large tip gap and a second example aimed at reducing the tonal noise of a high speed CPU cooling fan.
  • Redesign and optimization of an automotive HVAC blower stage: Main redesign steps into improving the stage performances of a backward curved, sirocco type, blower and volute to fit into the tight packaging constraints.

The webinar will conclude on ease of application of 3D Inverse Design and TURBOdesign Suite for all fans and blowers, facilitation of transfer of design know-how between teams and projects and integration within established design and optimization processes.

In an attempt to accomodate your schedule we will be hosting a live webinar at both 9AM BST and 12PM EDT on Wednesday 22nd April.

Register Now >>

► 24 New/Updated CFD Jobs Since Last Week
  29 Mar, 2015 

The following new or updated CFD jobs have been posted in the  

CFD Jobs Database since last week (Mon, Mar 23, 2015):

#12611: Numerical Simulation of Thermo-Hydraulic Systems
TH Deggendorf, PhD Studentship
Germany, Deggendorf

#12610: Lattice-Boltzmann Methods for Computational AeroAcoustics:
M2P2 - Aix-Marseille Université, PostDoc Position
France, Marseille

#12609: Lattice-Boltzmann Methods for fluid-structure interaction
M2P2 - Aix-Marseille Université, PostDoc Position
France, Marseille

#12608: Visualisation Development Engineer
NUMECA International S.A, Job in Industry
Belgium, Brussels

#12606: 12 full PhD positions in CFD / MHD / CEM
Technische Universität Ilmenau, Dep. of Mech. Eng., PhD Studentship
Germany, Thüringen, Ilmenau

#12604: Modeling and simulation of particle suspensions in fluid flows
Bordeaux Universiy, Institute of Mathematics, PhD Studentship

#12603: Post Doctoral Fellow
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Job in Industry
United States, Texas, Austin

#12602: Post Doctoral Fellow
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, Job in Industry
United States, Texas, Austin

#12600: Post Doctoral Fellow
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, PostDoc Position
United States, Texas, Austin

#12599: Assistant/Associate Professor
Innopolis University, Job in Academia
Russian Federation, Tatarstan, Kazan

#12598: P00397 CFD Modelling Analyst (KTP Associate)
University of Exeter/HiETA Ltd, Job in Industry
United Kingdom, Devon, Exeter

#12597: Sr. CFD Documentation Specialist
Altair Engineering Inc., Job in Industry
United States, NY, Malta

#12596: Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
Loughborough University, Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering, PhD Studentship
United Kingdom, Leicestershire, Loughborough

#12595: Intern – Computational Mechanics
Schlumberger, Internship
United States, Texas, Sugar Land

#12594: CFD Specialist
Stantec Consulting, Job in Industry
United States, Washington, Bellevue

#12593: Project Leader - CFD
Tetrahedrix Pvt Ltd, Job in Industry
India, Maharashtra , Navi Mumbai

#12592: PhD candidate
BAM Berlin, Job in Academia
Germany, Berlin

#12591: Post-Doc OpenFOAM
University of Minho, PostDoc Position
Portugal, Guimarães

#12554: Senior Aerodynamicist / CFD
McLaren Racing, Job in Industry
United Kingdom, Woking

#12479: Postdoctoral Position
Virginia Commonwealth University, PostDoc Position
United States, Virginia, Richmond

#12433: Scientist Environmental Flow Modeling in Urban Sustainability
Institute of High Performance Computing, PostDoc Position
Singapore, Singapore

#12432: Scientist Software Development in Environmental Flow Modeling
Institute of High Performance Computing, PostDoc Position
Singapore, Singapore

#12430: CFD Application Engineer
Simerics, Inc, Job in Industry
United States, Michigan, NOVI

#12385: Computational Physcis Postdoc
X-Computational Physics Division, LANL, PostDoc Position
United States, New Mexico, Los Alamos

To learn more about these jobs please visit the CFD Jobs Database at

► IMA Numerical Methods for Simulation, Sep 2015, United Kingdom
  27 Mar, 2015 

United Kingdom, September 1, 2015

Numerical methods are important in diverse areas such as
geophysical modelling, fluid-structure interaction, high-
dimensional dynamical systems, weather prediction, climate
modelling, oil reservoir simulation, and so on.



Developments in numerical methods underpin simulations in
many ways, for example in any area where high dimensional
problems are governed by differential equations.
Computational fluid dynamics has driven many developments
in this area; however there is a wide range of application
areas where the problems, and indeed solution techniques
may be similar.
The conference will bring together application specialists,
applied mathematicians, numerical analysts and
computational scientists who develop and use numerical
simulations. Applications which focus on data assimilation,
inverse problems, uncertainties or control, which contain
as a major component a high-dimensional forward model, will
also be represented.

The Institute for Computational Fluid Dynamics, founded in
1983 by Bill Morton and Mike Baines, previously ran a
successful sequence of international conferences based on
themes of relevance to fluid dynamics. The IMA conference
series reprises this original vision, but opens up a wider
range of themes which are similar to those in fluid
dynamics, now including all areas of numerical simulation.

Conference themes
For the first IMA Conference on Numerical Methods in
Simulation, the themes will be:

o Higher-order discretization methods
o Methods for uncertainty quantification
o Multi-physics / multi-material / multi-scale
o High performance computing (including energy
efficient algorithms and algorithms for emerging
o Optimization / control / design / inverse problems
o Numerical analysis / numerical linear algebra and

Invited Speakers
Prof Mike Giles (Oxford University Mathematical Institute)
Prof Michael Hintermueller (Universität zu Berlin)
Prof Jan Nordbotten (University of Bergen)
Prof. Dr Ulrich Ruede (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Dr Peter Vincent (Imperial College London)
Dr Garth Wells (University of Cambridge)
Prof. Dr Barbara Wohlmuth (Technische Universität München)

Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts are requested for contributed talks in any area
consistent with the conference themes. Talks will be
accepted for either oral or poster presentation on the
basis of a one-page extended abstract in PDF format, which
should be sent via email to by
Friday 27 March 2015.

All oral presentations will be in plenary sessions.
Applications are especially encouraged for poster
presentations, and these will be given higher prominence
than at other similar conferences.

No formal proceedings will be published, although extended
abstracts will be distributed to all participants.
Contributors will retain copyright and are encouraged to
submit their work to journals, perhaps with an
acknowledgement that the paper was presented and worked on
at the 2015 IMA Conference on Numerical Methods for

Organising committee
Ken Morgan, Swansea University (Chair)
Andy Barlow, AWE
Paul Childs, Schlumberger Gould Research
Dimitris Drikakis, Cranfield University
Patrick Farrell, University of Oxford
Peter Sweby, University of Reading
Rob Scheichl, University of Bath

► RapidCFD - open-source CFD for GPU is here!
  26 Mar, 2015 

After weeks of hard work simFlow team made impossible become possible - OpenFOAM solvers are now able to run on CUDA! And that’s just for starters.

All the computation is done entirely on GPU. No need to copy data during calculations between CPU and GPU. All of this for getting the job done faster.


- most incompressible and compressible solvers on static mesh are available

- all the calculations are done on the GPU

- no overhead for GPU-CPU memory copy

- can run in parallel on multiple GPUs

► Applied LES, DES and URANS for Industry, Jun 2015, Sweden
  24 Mar, 2015 

Sweden, June 3, 2015

A three-day course in "Applied LES, DES and URANS for Industry" will be given at
Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden, between 3-5 June 2015.The course will cover
three important applications of CFD techniques in industry: prediction using
unsteady CFD simulations (LES, DES, PANS, URANS), CFD for flow control and
aerodynamic shape optimization. We believe that the course is useful for
engineers and researcher in all industrial sectors where unsteady flows are of


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