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New Platforms Added for FLOW-3D/MP Version 3.0

Flow Science recently beefed up the platform alternatives for its distributed-memory version of FLOW-3D. We've added Windows 64 support on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 and added support for Infiniband network connections in clusters for RedHat Linux RHEL v3. In addition, all supported platforms now have both single-precision as well as double-precision version options.

The full platform line-up for FLOW-3D/MP Version 3.0 is:

Asian Users Conferences Announced

FLOW-3D Japanese Users Conference

The FLOW-3D Users Conference in Tokyo will be held on October 31st at the Tokyo International Forum. More details can be found on the web site of Terrabyte Co. Ltd, Flow Science's exclusive distributor for FLOW-3D in Japan.

FLOW-3D Taiwan Users Conference

The FLOW-3D Users Conference in Taiwan will be held on October 28th in the Cathay Financial Holdings Taipei. For more information from HyperINFO Corp., the sponsor of the conference and exclusive distributor for FLOW-3D in Taiwan, follow this link.

New FLOW-3D Associate

Flow Science signed up a new distributor for Spain and Portugal recently. Simulaciones y Proyectos, based in Tres Cantos, Spain, outside Madrid. Simulaciones y Proyectos and Flow Science look forward to a long and beneficial relationship for both and for the CAE market on the Iberian peninsula. Simulaciones y Proyectos can be found on the web at www.simulacionesyproyectos.com.

Free Webinar: Optimize Your Microfluidic Designs Using CFD

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
1:00 PM EST

CFD is increasingly being used to model and optimize microfluidic systems. Success of a microfluidic device depends on its ability to accurately control micro-scale fluid volumes. These devices rely on a combination of hydrodynamic and/or electrohydrodynamic (direct charge, electrophoresis and dielectrophoresis) forces. FLOW-3D’s multi-physics solver is capable of solving processes that simultaneously involve fluid flow, heat transfer, phase change, centrifugal forces and electrohydrodyamic interactions. At the same time FLOW-3D can solve for rigid body motion and deformation of structures like membranes and flexing walls in a fully coupled manner. This presentation will show many microfluidic processes and devices that FLOW-3D simulates, including joule heating, multiphase flows, micro-valves, micro-pumps, micro-mixers and lab on a chip.

The presentation will last 20 to 30 minutes with 15 minutes after for Q & A.

Presentations Now Available for the FLOW-3D European User Meeting

Dr. Michael Barkhudarov presents at the FLOW-3D European Users Conference.
Dr. Michael Barkhudarov presents at the EUC.

Elham Attar, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 
presents her work at the FLOW-3D European Users Conference.
Elham Attar, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
presents her work.

On May 28th, users from around Europe gathered in the beautiful south German university town of Tübingen to listen to and learn from interesting presentations about their applications of FLOW-3D to real-world problems. The 8th European FLOW-3D Users Conference was hosted by Flow Science’s distributor of FLOW-3D in Germany, CFD Consultants GmbH.

Conference attendees heard presentations covering hydraulics applications (Ghent University and Universität Wuppertal), casting uses (Hydro Aluminium and Schaufler Tooling) and foam molding (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg). In addition, Intelligent Light demonstrated the advantages of post-processing FLOW-3D results with its FIELDVIEW software.

Flow Science’s Vice President of Research and Development, Dr. Michael Barkhudarov discussed the upcoming new release version 9.3 of FLOW-3D and previewed upcoming developments. Flow Science's president,Tom Jensen, addressed benchmarking information on FLOW-3D's cluster version, FLOW-3D/MP, version 3.0.

A DVD containing the presentations is available from either Flow Science or CFD Consultants.

FLOW-3D Workshop Held at Hydrovision

Hydrovision 2008, held in Sacramento, CA in July 2008, was a very well attended conference, with the biggest attendance to date. Flow Science and Alden Research hosted a free half-day workshop, "Utilizing CFD in the Design of Hydraulic Structures." There was a lot of interest with over 100 registrants. The topics were many, including: Why model flow in 3D; Applications for CFD in the Hydraulics industry; Validation studies; Three successful projects; A product demonstration; and an advanced model discussion. Request the workshop presentations.

Upcoming Shows

Schedule an appointment to meet with us at these upcoming shows. Call us at 505-982-0088 or email us to discuss your simulation project.

The 14th International Coating Science and Technology Symposium
Marina del Rey, California
September 7-10, 2008

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
October 15-17, 2008

2008 International Lost Foam Casting Conference sponsored by the AFS
Renaissance Hotel
Ashville, North Carolina
October 21-23, 2008