Mentor Graphics rolled out FloEFD Pro v9.3.1. The Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology is a fully-embedded solution for Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0, for x32 and x64-bit versions including Windows 7. The product is available for immediate shipment. Pro/ENGINEER is the 3D product design standard used by mechanical design engineers. It provides integrated parametric 3D CAD/CAM/CAE capabilities to enable users to maximize productivity and develop products.
The Mentor Graphics FloEFD Pro v9.3.1 software from its Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics) works directly with native Pro/ENGINEER geometry to keep pace with continuous design iterations, unlike other CFD tools. Concurrent CFD can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent in comparison to traditional CFD tools and enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties.
By using the same geometries and a common user interface (UI), graphics window, and workflow for CAD and analysis, designers can maintain a single set of data across the entire project design process. As a result, the FloEFD Pro 9.3.1 product provides a wide range of physical simulation capabilities for fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, including a special module for electronics cooling applications with extensive property libraries.
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