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Mentor Graphics launches FloEFD product

Mentor Graphics has announced the latest release of its FloEFD upfront and concurrent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) product.

This release provides advanced capabilities and functionality which enables designers and analysts to create more realistic operating environments and models for improved simulation accuracy.

New features include a sliding mesh model for rotating equipment such as pumps, fans, and blowers; water film simulation to calculate surface condensation and icing film thickness; together with radiation and lighting enhancements. These new capabilities support automotive industry initiatives for developing lighting products as well as enabling manufacturers to design better pumps, fans and blowers.

The FloEFD product is a general-purpose CFD software solution for the mechanical design market, and the new enhancements were developed to help engineers create more accurate simulation environments for their products. New key features include sliding mesh modelling, surface condensation and evaporation, enhanced radiation modelling, usability and visibility enhancements, and improved visualisation.
'We recognise the challenges our customers face, particularly those in automotive systems design, and our latest version of FloEFD provides support for this market,' says Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division.