Flomerics Announces EFD for Education Initiative
Flomerics Group have announced it is to provide its popular
Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) simulation software to
universities and colleges around the world for teaching and
research purposes. Flomerics’ EFD for Education Initiative
aims to ensure that mechanical engineering students and researchers
have access to the latest fluid dynamics software used in industry.
Unlike traditional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation
software, EFD operates inside the mechanical CAD tools that
engineers are familiar with – without any transfer of data.
“This unique feature allows users to skip the most
time-consuming aspects of using CFD software,” said John
Parry, research manager at Flomerics. “The user doesn’t
need to learn a new interface, there is no CAD export and meshing
is fully automated, so students can focus solely on learning about
fluid dynamics instead of how to use software.”
The EFD product family provides full-featured general purpose fluid flow and heat transfer analysis software combining all simulation steps, starting with reading CAD data, model definition, mesh generation, solving, post-processing, through to the generation of result presentations – all within a single software environment:
- EFD.Pro – EFD fully embedded within the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire environment;
- EFD.V5 – EFD fully embedded CFD solution within the CATIA V5 environment; and
- EFD.Lab – a general purpose CAD-embedded fluid flow and heat transfer software.
EFD has sophisticated physical models to simulate a wide range of
engineering tasks -- from creeping non-Newtonian flows to
supersonic gas flows with high mach numbers. EFD is also provided
with a number of detailed ready-built and documented validation
cases that can be used as course material. And unlike some other
traditional CFD programs, the EFD educational version has the same
capabilities as the commercial version, with no restrictions on
physical modeling or meshing, so it is also ideal for research
EFD already enjoys considerable use in the educational market. COSMOSFloWorks is a SolidWorks product developed by Flomerics that uses the same underlying technology, so educational users of SolidWorks may already have COSMOSFloWorks.
EFD is available for immediate shipment to educational and research institutions. Interested readers may download their choice of free EFD online demos at www.nika.biz
Flomerics (http://www.flomerics.com) is a world-leading developer of engineering simulation software and services for analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer and electromagnetic radiation. Flomerics' business model is drastically different from traditional analysis because its software is designed to be embedded deeply into the design process and used by mainstream design engineers, not just by analysis specialists.
Date: April 26, 2007