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► M4 Generic Method for Meridional Geometry Parameterization
  12 Dec, 2017 

The version 6.4 update to TURBOdesign Suite provides significant new features and functionality to enable designers to produce highly optimised designs faster than ever before. One new functionality is outlined below:

In TURBOdesign1 - A new flexible parameterization approach has been developed and integrated in the existing Meridional Geometry Generator, which allows creation of arbitrary meridional geometries. The user can specify a number of sections and for each location define the width, orientation and location of the reference points used for rotation. For example, this meridional geometry parameterization can be used when optimizing mixed flow pumps and centrifugal compressors with return channels by making use of a small number of parameters.

The implementation of this new meridional geometry method has been done in such a way as to make it fully available to TURBOdesign Optima and to TURBOdesign WB. This means that the M4 parameters controlling the meridional geometry will now be available within ANSYS Workbench when setting up a case with TURBOdesignWB.

Meridional Geometry Generator showing the new M4 parameterization functionality being used to apply a rigid rotation to a return chananel.

Thickness Distribution Window With Streamwise and Spanwise Control A new thickness distribution window has been developed to give more flexibility when defining the thickness distribution through equations. Another new feature introduced is the spanwise control which is defined graphically in the same thickness window via Bezier or Cubic splines.

Thickness Distribution Window with streamwise and spanwise Control.

In our 40 mins webinar - 'Introducing TURBOdesign Suite v6.4 for Turbomachinery Design and Optimization', we will show how the above and new features and enhancements in TURBOdesign Suite 6.4 enable turbomachinery engineers to link seamlessly to common CAE environments and to produce breakthrough high-performance designs faster than ever before.

Register for our webinar to:

- Learn what's new in TURBOdesign Suite 6.4. - Discover how you can setup efficient multi-objective and multi-point optimizations using TURBOdesign Suite, delivering breakthrough designs. - See how TURBOdesign Suite can seamlessly integrate with different CAE environments.

This webinar is offered several times. To register, please select the time that works best for you.

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Register for 9am GMT (6pm JST) webinar: https://blog.adtechnology.co.uk/introducing-turbodesign-suite-v6.4-for-turbomachinery-design-and-optimization-0

Register for 5pm (11am EDT) webinar: https://info.adtechnology.co.uk/usa-turbodesign-suite-6.4-webinar-registration-0

► 10 New/Updated CFD Jobs Since Last Week
  10 Dec, 2017 


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

CFD Jobs Database since last week (Sun, Dec 3, 2017):

#14769: PhD Student (m/f) for numerical simulations
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, PostDoc Position
Germany, Saxony, Dresden

#14768: Junior Research Fellow
Mechanical Engineering Department, Aligarh Muslim University, PhD Studentship
Canada, Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh

#14767: CFD Engineer II
John ZInk Hamworthy Combustion , Job in Industry
United States, Oklahoma, Tulsa

#14766: Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Plasma Flows
University of Massachusetts Lowell, PostDoc Position
United States, Massachusetts, Lowell

#14765: PhD studentship - Aero-engine aerodynamics
Cranfield University, PhD Studentship
United Kingdom, Bedfordshire, Cranfield

#14764: Documentation Engineer
Convergent Science, Job in Industry
India, Pune

#14763: Full-time CFD Engineer: Volute Conformable Hydrogen Tanks
Volute, Inc., Job in Industry
United States, California, San Francisco

#14762: CFD Sales Position
Convergent Science, Job in Industry
Austria, Linz

#14761: Atmospheric fluid dynamics modeling and LiDAR applications
Mitsubishi Electric Rsarch Labs, Job in Industry
United States, Massachusetts , Cambridge

#14718: Ph.D. in Computational Plasma Flows
University of Massachusetts Lowell, PhD Studentship
United States, Massachusetts, Lowell

To learn more about these jobs please visit the CFD Jobs Database at https://www.cfd-online.com/Jobs/



► 13th SPHERIC International Workshop , Jun 2018, Ireland
    9 Dec, 2017 

Galway, Ireland, 26-28 June 2018

The SPHERIC International Workshop is the annual global forum for development and applications of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and related meshless particle methods. Join us on Ireland's Atlantic Coast to share the latest advances in SPH. In addition, the optional training day on 25 June offers an intensive introduction to the theory and application of SPH.

The SPHERIC Workshop series is highly focussed on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and related methods. SPH and other meshless particle approaches have unique strengths for modelling fluids and solids with dynamic free surfaces or interfaces.

The Workshop is open to all aspects of research and applications of SPH and related methods.

Research topics include development of numerical algorithms and analysis and evaluation of new or existing algorithms in SPH or related methods. High-performance computing, including GPUs, is also a major research theme. The community particularly welcomes work that addresses the SPHERIC Grand Challenges (GC). Research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Convergence, consistency and stability (GC1)
  • Boundary conditions (GC2)
  • Adaptivity and variable resolution (GC3)
  • Coupling to other methods (GC4)
  • Free surfaces and moving boundaries
  • Solids and structures
  • Multiple continua and multi-phase flow
  • Viscosity and turbulence
  • Incompressible flow
  • Complex physics
  • High-performance computing
  • Hardware acceleration
  • Pre-processing and visualisation
  • Alternative and novel formulations (FVPM, MPS, RSPH…)

Application

Abstracts dealing with the application of SPH to challenging or new real-life problems are encouraged, and will be reviewed in a separate stream. SPHERIC Grand Challenge #5, Applicability to Industry, defines generic aspects of SPH which must be advanced to foster the method’s diffusion and adoption in industry. The following indicative list of application domains is by no means complete, and the Workshop would welcome presentations of the extension of SPH into new fields.

  • Applicability to industry (GC5)
  • Hydraulic applications
  • Maritime and naval architecture applications
  • Biomechanics and Medical Devices
  • Geotechnical applications
  • Microfluidics
  • Astrophysics
  • Solids and Fracture Mechanics
  • Disaster simulations

► OpenFOAM adapter for the coupling library preCICE
    8 Dec, 2017 

An official OpenFOAM adapter for the free coupling library preCICE is now available on GitHub.

This new adapter can be loaded at run-time, does not require any changes in the solvers and supports modern OpenFOAM distributions. It currently supports conjugate heat transfer, while mechanical fluid-structure interaction is coming soon. You may also easily extend it to other problem types.

Follow our step-by-step tutorial to run a provided example.

You can now couple OpenFOAM to a multitude of other supported solvers, including SU2, CalculiX, and Code_Aster. You may even create your own adapter to couple your favorite in-house solver.

Your feedback for this new adapter would be invaluable. Feel free to write to our mailing list, to open an issue in our repository, or to respond to this announcement.

► 4th Workshop of Belgian OpenFOAM®, March 22, 2018, Belgium
    7 Dec, 2017 

4th Workshop of Belgian OpenFOAM® Belgium, March 22, 2018

The workshop is aiming to get together the Belgian OpenFoam® users, share experiences, show achievements and identify common interests. The workshop is open to anyone, but registration is required for better organization. The scope of the workshop includes the application of OpenFoam® solvers to predict fluid flows, construction of simulation platforms for special needs and development new physical models.

► OpenFOAM® General Programming Course, Mar 21 2018, Belgium
    7 Dec, 2017 

OpenFOAM® General Programming Course

Belgium, March 21, 2018

The programing course shows the how-to for the most common programming issues in OpenFoam® covering the implementation of new solver, adding own boundary conditions, modifying turbulence models and defining user-specific utilities.

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  13 Dec, 2017
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► Sea tests on the first Carrousel Rave tug - Tug Technology and Business
  13 Dec, 2017

Sea tests on the first Carrousel Rave tug
Tug Technology and Business
It also has a carrousel towing system with a towing point on a straightforward steel ring and can freely rotate around the superstructure of the tug. In the latest issue of Tug Technology & Business, Robert Allan president and chief executive Mike ...

► Mentor announces 2017 FloTHERM Award winners for electronics thermal design excellence - Markets Insider
  13 Dec, 2017

Mentor announces 2017 FloTHERM Award winners for electronics thermal design excellence
Markets Insider
WILSONVILLE, Ore., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced its winners for the inaugural annual FloTHERM® ΔTJ Award for Excellence in Electronics Thermal Design. For over 30 years, the FloTHERM solution has been the de ...

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► Webinar: Optimize Displacement Ventilation with CFD - Contracting Business
  12 Dec, 2017

Contracting Business

Webinar: Optimize Displacement Ventilation with CFD
Contracting Business
SimScale will host a 30-minute webinar on December 19th, to show how to use cloud-based engineering simulation to virtually test and optimize ventilation systems. During this exclusive webinar, SimScale's CEO David Heiny will use Computational Fluid ...

► Vaisala and WindSim complete largest-ever validation of remote sensing in complex terrain - Windpower Engineering (press release)
  12 Dec, 2017

Windpower Engineering (press release)

Vaisala and WindSim complete largest-ever validation of remote sensing in complex terrain
Windpower Engineering (press release)
Increasingly, advanced CFD methodologies are being used by respected companies such as WindSim to evaluate how remote sensing units respond to wind flow in complex terrain, in order to determine where corrections to wind estimates can be made. This is ...

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► CAE/CAM Software for Turbomachinery Continues Fit-for-Purpose Simulation Trend - ENGINEERING.com
  12 Dec, 2017

ENGINEERING.com

CAE/CAM Software for Turbomachinery Continues Fit-for-Purpose Simulation Trend
ENGINEERING.com
By combining these two software options, users can optimize a design based on cost, machining and performance. One of the improvements in this release is pbPost, a tool that offers simplified post-processing. The tool can launch FINE/Turbo (NUMECA's ...

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► Stainless Steel Nanotexturing Wipes Out Surface Bacteria
  13 Dec, 2017
When does stainless steel kill bacteria? When the common alloy is nanotextured by electrochemical etching.
► Watch: Lettuce or Ligustrum as a Light Source?
  13 Dec, 2017
Illumination from nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting.
► “World’s Most Complex Machine” is Half Complete
  13 Dec, 2017
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is 50 percent complete, according to a December 6 press release.
► Top Google Searches of 2017
  13 Dec, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, it is only natural to take a look back at the year that was. And what better way to revisit than to explore the things we “googled” in 2017.
► Drinking While 'Drone-ing' May Soon Be Illegal in New Jersey
  13 Dec, 2017
Residents of the state of New Jersey will soon learn if a proposed bill making it illegal to operate drones while inebriated will become law.
► Study Investigates Whether Consumers Will 'Bite' at Eating Food Made with 'Waste' Ingredients
  13 Dec, 2017
Researchers believe that marketing this untapped source of food would help solve issues of food insecurity experienced by over 40 million Americans.

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► M4 Generic Method for Meridional Geometry Parameterization
  13 Dec, 2017
The version 6.4 update to ADT's TURBOdesign Suite provides significant new features and functionality to enable designers to produce highly optimised designs faster than ever before. One new functionality allows creation of arbitrary meridional geometry.
► Call for Abstracts for the 2018 FLOW-3D European Users Conference
  12 Dec, 2017
Flow Science is pleased to announce that the 2018 FLOW-3D European Users Conference will be held at Le Méridien Stuttgart Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany on May 14 – 16, 2018. The conference will be co-hosted by Flow Science Deutschland. We welcome FLOW-3D and FLOW-3D Cast users and those interested in learning more about the software to attend the conference.
► New NOGRID pointsBlow Software Features Usability Improvements
    8 Dec, 2017
The CFD simulation software NOGRID pointsBlow was developed especially for the container glass industry and computes the container forming process in full 3D in a practicable time. Now the release NOGRID pointsBlow 2.8.3 with amazing new features is available.
► A Robust Mixing Plane Method and its Application in 3D Inverse Design of Transonic Turbine Stages
    1 Dec, 2017
ADT has posted a white paper on their robust mixing plane method. A robust mixing plane method satisfying interface flux conservation, nonreflectivity and retaining interface flow variation; valid at all Mach numbers and applicable for any machine configuration is formulated and implemented in a vertex based finite volume solver for
► Frontloading CFD Awards Announced
  30 Nov, 2017
Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced the winners of its second annual FloEFD Frontloading Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Award. This award recognizes individuals who have successfully implemented the practice of moving CFD simulation early into their design process using the Mentor® award-winning FloEFD™ technology. This methodology reduces the overall simulation
► The Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency
  27 Nov, 2017
Pointwise will host a webinar on The Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency on 13 December at 10am CST. Meshing strategies have a direct influence on the accuracy and efficiency of CFD simulations. Once a meshing decision is made, it affects not only the types, number, orientation, and placement

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