New Version of Mentor Graphics FloEFD Concurrent Computational Fluid Dynamics

Mentor Graphics introduced the latest version of their FloEFD concurrent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tool. FloEFD is now available with two new optional modules: (1) Advanced Module for combustion and hypersonic flows and (2) HVAC Module for radiation flow and comfort parameters. The new version of FloEFD now supports more languages (such as German, French, Japanese and Chinese). FloEFD helps mechanical engineers who may not be experts in general fluid dynamics or thermal simulation to effectively conduct analyses and to create better products faster.

Mentor Graphics’ Concurrent CFD methodology can reduce simulation time by as much as 65% to 75% compared to traditional CFD tools. It enables engineers to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or cost penalties. The FloEFD tool is an established technology and supported by a dedicated CFD development team.

The two new modules for FloEFD improve productivity and efficiency. The new modules are available for all FloEFD products, including the FloEFD product for ProENGINEER and Creo Elements/Pro, the FloEFD product for CATIA V5, and the FloEFD for NX product.

Advanced Module for Combustion and Hypersonic Flows
With this module, FloEFD can simulate combustion of gas-phase mixtures (fuel and oxidizer) using the equilibrium approach. To effectively analyze such cases, the equilibrium model is extended for pre-mixed combustion at the onset and upon mixing gases. In addition, the FloEFD product can now analyze physical changes in airflow such as molecular dissociation and ionization.

HVAC Module for Radiation Flow and Comfort Parameters
This module features advanced radiation model for semi-transparent layers, which extends radiation models to semi-transparent solid materials such as glass and plexiglass. Applications where this feature is valuable include space heaters, automotive lighting, commercial lighting devices, glass walls and windows in structures. The module also includes comfort parameters for thermal efficiency and ventilation. As a result, FloEFD can now measure predicted mean vote, draft temperature, predicted per cent dissatisfied, flow angle, and local air quality index for fluids.

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