Mentor FloEFD CFD Tool Features Monte-Carlo Radiation Modeling, Multicore Meshing

Mentor Graphics introduced a new verion of FloEFD concurrent computational fluid dynamics tool. The new FloEFD features Monte-Carlo radiation modeling for thermo-optical performance and multicore meshing of complex geometries that speeds simulation magnitude faster. The Mentor CFD tool with Monte-Carlo modeling and multicore meshing enhancements is available for now.

Mentor Graphics FloEFD CFD Tool Features

  • Supports Linux solver launch directly from the FloEFD user interface to help users set a series of simulation runs effortlessly
  • Inclusion of multiple parametric study results in the same project tree provides easy access to data while conducting multiple studies on the same model
  • Multi-editing of input data on boundary conditions saves time and clicks for repetitive simulations such as LED arrays
  • Supports local solution adaptive refinement enables users to specify high resolution only in areas of interest

The new FloEFD tool supports fluid-structure interaction through a mesh-based parallel code coupling interface (MpCCI) bridge developed at the Fraunhofer Institute SCAI. The new functionality enables engineers to export CFD analysis data for finite element analysis (FEA) in a wide range of popular structural simulation programs, thereby enabling users to conduct multi-disciplinary analyses.

Monte-Carlo radiation modeling is important for precise analysis of geometric effects in optics, such as the refraction and reflection of radiation absorptive media; for example, lens focusing. The FloEFD product provides a unique boundary layer treatment and, when combined with robust meshing capable of capturing highly complex geometries automatically, it enables engineers to accurately predict complex thermo-optic behavior. This is ideal for applications such as automobile lighting, consumer luminaire design, and video/photography-related products.

The multicore architecture meshing feature provides reduced meshing time, up to 20x faster. This significant increase in speed allows the user to test various design approaches in a matter of minutes, compared to hours. The increased meshing speed provides significant productivity benefits such as conducting what-if testing on various models in less time. This can result in delivering competitive products with improved performance, in shorter time-to-market schedules.

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