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Free 90-day IOSO Trial Licenses for Flow Science Customers in North America
Flow Science has entered into a collaboration with Sigma Technology, developer of the high-efficiency, multi-dimensional nonlinear optimization software known as IOSO. Sigma recently released IOSO 2.04, which has direct integration to FLOW-3D. Using IOSO in conjunction with FLOW-3D, engineers can improve the performance of complex large-scale systems and technological processes based on what-if scenarios for arriving at optimal parameters. Through Flow Science, Sigma will offer FLOW-3D customers in North America a free 90-day trial license for IOSO PM, which allows for parallel optimization on multiple nodes. For more information, contact Flow Science. FLOW-3D customers in Europe can contact XC Engineering (Cantu, Italy, www.xceng.com).
Flow Science Announces Consultancy Agreement with Bholster Technologies
Flow Science, Inc. announced it has entered into a cooperative agreement with Bholster Technologies Ltd. to provide computational fluid dynamics (CFD) consultancy services in the high pressure die casting industry. Bholster provides its clients expertise in casting simulation, product and process development and has an extensive background in experimental research in casting technologies. Read more >
Material Properties Database
The Material Properties Database (MPDB) for FLOW-3D is a third-party database that can be purchased from Flow Science as a separate utility compatible with FLOW-3D versions 10 and higher. Please contact the Flow Science sales team for more information.
2012 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
The 2012 FLOW-3D World Users Conference was held September 13-14, 2012 at the Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA, preceded by a day of free training.
Flow Science Announces the Formation of Flow Science Deutschland
Flow Science, Inc. announced the formation of Flow Science Deutschland GmbH to be a further extension of its distribution channel. The new company is being formed in partnership with key personnel from its former distributor, CFD Consultants GmbH. Flow Science Deutschland will represent FLOW-3D products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, providing sales and support of the software as well as generalized CFD consulting services.
Flow Science Announces Association with Don Computing (Australia)
Flow Science, Inc. announced that it has entered into a new international association agreement with Don Computing to sell and support Flow Science’s FLOW-3D software in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
FLOW-3D Cast Webinar: Simulating Aluminum HPDC Flow & Shrinkage Defects
Free Webinar: An Introduction to FLOW-3D ThermoSET v5.0
- Shot sleeve motion and flow analysis
- Imbalanced runner flow
- Surface oxide defect analysis
- Thermal analysis, solidification and hot spots
- Shrinkage pattern and holes in casting
- Q&A session after the presentation
Flow Science Elects New Officer
The Board of Directors of Flow Science, Inc. has announced the election of Joyce Lathrop as Treasurer. Joyce joins the senior management team that includes Thomas S. Jensen, President, Michael Barkhudarov, Vice President of Research & Development, John Ditter, Vice President of Software Engineering, David Souders, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Customer Support, and Ron Harper, Vice President of Programming.
Read the Summer 2012 FLOW-3D Newsletter
FLOW-3D/MP v4.2 Released!
FLOW-3D/MP v4.2 offers users substantial performance improvements with possible scaling up to 256 cores and runtime improvements of as much as 60x over FLOW-3D v9.4. FLOW-3D users typically tackle transient free-surface problems, which are a difficult challenge for distributed-memory computing. With FLOW-3D/MP v4.2, problems which previously took a week to complete can now be solved in hours.
- Go to Benchmark Data
- Watch HPC Video Tutorials about how to install and run FLOW-3D/MP
- Read the press release
Exclusive Visualization Sponsor
CEI will be the exclusive visualization sponsor of its FLOW-3D European Users Conference and FLOW-3D World Users Conference. At both conferences, CEI will offer free EnSight training sessions concurrently with advanced FLOW-3D training to be offered. The beta version of this EnSight integration into FLOW-3D will be unveiled this fall at the World Users Conference.
FLOW-3D Version 10 Released!
- Read What's New in FLOW-3D Version 10
- Learn more about the new Fluid Structure Interaction and Thermal Stress models
- Read the Press Release
- Download the FLOW-3D v10 Features List
- Contact Flow Science to learn more
Visit the FLOW-3D Users Site to download new input files, application-specific tutorials and release information.
Flow Science Releases FLOW-3D Cast v3.5
Version 3.5 of FLOW-3D Cast features new capabilities to model iron solidification and shrinkage, cavitation potential, prediction of core gas generation, and sand core blowing and core and mold drying. A new permeable mold model is available to model air escape during filling. In addition, users can make use of temperature-dependent material properties to more-accurately predict solidification-related defects. An updated graphical user interface, increased speed and an integrated CAD translation tool are also part of the new release. Read the press release >
Complex Flow Design Releases MassFLOW-3D™
MassFLOW-3D™ simulates sediment gravity flows as mechanisms for the formation of hydrocarbon reservoirs in deep marine environments. This new product is aimed at petroleum industry geologists and geophysicists interested in improving their ability to locate hydrocarbon reservoirs in deep water deposits. Read the Flow Science Press Release
Read the Spring 2012 FLOW-3D Newsletter
12th FLOW-3D European Users Conference!
June 25 - 26, 2012 at the NH Muenchen Deutscher Kaiser in Munich, Germany
Free FLOW-3D Biotech Webinar
Quantifying Stresses Applied to Proteins in Common Agitation Methods using FLOW-3D
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
This free webinar will explore the benefits of using FLOW-3D as an auxiliary R&D tool for simulating processes within the pharmaceutical, biomedical and drug delivery industries. The presentation will focus on a recent study that used FLOW-3D to model the various types of stresses that are developed in the fluid when using common agitation methods. The study takes on greater significance since the characterization of the agitation stress methods is critical to identifying protein degradation mechanisms or specific sensitivities.
Read the Winter 2012 FLOW-3D Newsletter
In This Issue:
From the Editor
Hints & Tips
FLOW-3D Cast v3.5
Comings & Goings
Conference Proceedings Now Available!
View the conference album on Flow Science's Facebook page.
Flow Science Recipient of Intel’s Voyager Award at SC 11
Flow Science, a leader in CFD software development, was a recent honoree of the Intel® Cluster Ready Voyager Award, part of the Intel Cluster Ready Partner Appreciation Awards at SC 11. The Voyager Awards recognize those organizations that have contributed to Intel Cluster Ready advancement, total available market growth and helped penetrate the much sought after but elusive “missing middle” for customers moving to cluster-based solutions.
Watch an On-Demand CFD Webinar: Simulating Instantaneous Dam Breaks with FLOW-3D
- Presented by Northwest Hydraulics Consultants and Flow Science engineers
- An overview of FLOW-3D's modeling capabilities for hydraulics applications
- Validation of the code using experimental data from three different setups
- Applying FLOW-3D to real dam-break flows
Go here to watch the Simulating Instantaneous Dam Break Webinar.
Read the Fall 2011 FLOW-3D Newsletter
Flow Science Opens Office in Japan
Flow Science, Inc. announces the opening of an office in Tokyo, Japan for sales and support of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. The local company, Flow Science Japan, Inc., has taken offices located in the NJ Tawaramachi Building at 1-3-15 Nishi Asakusa Daito-ku in Tokyo. Flow Science Japan is a joint stock company that is majority-owned by Flow Science. Read more about Flow Science Japan.
Watch the FLOW-3D ThermoSET Webinar - Simulating Crosslinked Polymers
Flow Science Releases FLOW-3D Cast
A special version of FLOW-3D designed specifically for casting process simulation is now available from Flow Science. FLOW-3D Cast is the latest CFD software to join Flow Science’s product family, which includes FLOW-3D/MP, FLOW-3D ThermoSET, and its flagship software, FLOW-3D. Read the FLOW-3D Cast Press Release >
Flow Science Sponsors MOTH Series at St. John's College
For the 6th year in a row, Flow Science will be a sponsor of the annual Music on the Hill series at St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM. Starting June 8, picnickers and music will gather on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. For performance dates and a list of musicians, visit the Music on the Hill website.
Read the Spring 2011 FLOW-3D Newsletter
Flow Science Awarded Employer of the Year for New Mexico
The Santa Fe Professional Business Women of New Mexico awarded Flow Science their prestigious 2010-2011 Employer of the Year for family-friendly policies and practices designation for the state of New Mexico.
Flow Science Software Pvt Ltd
Flow Science has established Flow Science Software Pvt Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary office in Pune, India. The primary function of this office will be software testing and quality assurance.
FLOW-3D ThermoSET Webinar - Simulating Crosslinked Polymers
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 @ 11 AM - 12 PM EDT
Learn about modeling crosslinked polymers using FLOW-3D ThermoSET, the first CAE software that simulates complex thermosetting resins.
Happy Earth Day! Flow Science's Solar Panels are Working Hard
Happy Earth Day! Sunny New Mexico days are making Flow Science’s solar panels work hard and its electric meter run backwards. The 37.6 kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic solar system installed in December 2010 has produced 17.5 MWh of electricity, enough to power 53,030 light bulbs or 17,500 PCs for a day. The carbon offset is 15.0 tons, equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 353 trees through photosynthesis or the CO2 emitted by burning 1,545 gallons of gasoline in an engine.
2011 FLOW-3D Korean Users Conference (on Hydraulics & Maritime)
12:30PM~17:00PM Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Shilla Hall, Novotel Ambassador
309 Siheung Road Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, Korea
For more information, contact:
Introducing Live Chat for Sales Inquiries!
Live chat hours: Mon. - Fri.
8 am - 5 pm MST
Live Chat is now available for sales inquiries! Have a question about FLOW-3D that you need answered Now? Go to our sales page to chat live with a FLOW-3D Sales Engineer. Live Chat is available in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland, Monday-Friday, from 8:00-5:00 MST.
New Article in CFD-101: Rectangular Gridding
Just in time for the Oscars, a new "True Grid" article has been added to the already extensive CFD-101 section of the FLOW-3D website. The article, Useful Extensions to Rectangular Gridding, provides an explanation of the pros and cons to such a gridding system as well as supplies the reader with some illustrative examples.
Read the Winter 2011 FLOW-3D Newsletter!
In This Issue:
From the Editor
Hints & Tips
Comings & Goings
XC Engineering Now Representing Flow Science in France
Flow Science, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with XC Engineering Srl, to represent Flow Science’s FLOW-3D software in France. XC Engineering has been Flow Science’s associate in Italy since 2002. Read more >
Flow Science's 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest Series
- Read the winning entry from the 4th Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest.
- Read the winning entry from the 3rd Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest.
- Read the winning entry from the 2nd Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest.
- Read the winning entry from the 1st Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest.
Check out the early years of Flow Science on FLOW-3D's Facebook page:
Read more about the history of Flow Science.
Flow Science Releases FLOW-3D/MP 4.1!
Learn more about FLOW-3D/MP v4.1
Read the Press Release
Announcing the New FLOW-3D Users Site
Log onto the new FLOW-3D Users Site to: get the latest software updates; read updated FAQs and Hints & Tips; download sample input files; connect with other users on the CFD-Online Users Forum; download user manuals, workshops and tutorials; and take the Users Site survey.
You must have an active license and be under a maintenance contract to access the users site.
Presentations CD Now Available for the 2010 FLOW-3D World Users Conference
Request your free copy of the 2010 FLOW-3D World Users Conference presentation CD.
Technical proceedings from the German, Japanese and Taiwanese FLOW-3D User Conferences are also available.
FLOW-3D ThermoSET Released
Flow Science is pleased to introduce FLOW-3D ThermoSET, the first CAE package aimed specifically at solving the complex and unique problems surrounding the development and production of products using thermosetting resins. Read more in the FLOW-3D ThermoSET press release.
Watch an On-Demand Webinar: Advanced CFD Simulations in Biotechnology
This webinar demonstrates the benefits of using computational fluid dynamics software as an auxiliary R&D tool for simulating processes within pharmaceutical, biomedical and drug delivery industries.
Watch a recording of the webinar: Advanced Simulations in Biotechnology.
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