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ANSYS to Demonstrate the Power of its CFD and Integrated CAE at Europe’s Biggest Dedicated Automotive CFD Conference

ANSYS, Inc. has announced a comprehensive and high profile agenda for its 3rd European Automotive CFD Conference (EACC) to be held in the Frankfurt Congress Center, Germany, July 5th – 6th, 2007.

The EACC is Europe's biggest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) event dedicated to automotive applications showcasing the very latest state-of-the-art simulation technologies and innovations in Fluid Flow Modelling and integrated Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). In 2005 it attracted more than 300 attendees from leading global automotive manufacturers and racing teams, and this year numbers are expected to exceed this figure. With such a breadth of industry opinion leaders and experts, the EACC is now firmly established as the event to network with Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Engineers, Consultants and Partners from market-leading automotive companies.

ANSYS is the driving force behind both the EACC and the development of fully integrated CAE. Its takeover of Fluent back in May 2006, previously the world’s largest CFD provider, allied with its ANSYS CFX CFD software, placed the company at the very leading edge of CFD development. It also formed an important element in the company’s vision of providing the most advanced CAE technologies, all completely integrated within the ANSYS Workbench environment. Workbench potentially brings big advantages to the user, making it far quicker and easier to apply multiple simulation technologies to speed the design process. With the application of a range of CAE technologies now emerging as a key factor in supporting manufacturing in the 21st Century by improving products, perfecting processes, reducing design-to-manufacturing cycle time and reducing product realization costs, the EACC is the showcase event of its type in the world.

The EACC is a unique biannual event attracting speakers of the highest calibre from around the world. This year's keynote contributors include Mr. Willem Toet, Head of Aerodynamics at the BMW-Sauber F1 Team, and Ron Schoon, Chief Engineer of Aerodynamics at International Truck and Engine Corporation. In addition, there will be around 40 technical presentations over the two days. Among these are papers from Volkswagen AG on CFD for the Development of Tail and Head Lamps; Subaru Technical Research Center on the Simulation of the Underhood Thermal Environment; IVECO S.p.A. on Fuel Reduction for a Tractor Trailer; Honda R&D, Americas Inc. on CFD Methods for Flow-Related Automotive Performance Issues; PSA Peugot Citreon on Unsteady Simulations of Flow Around a Passenger Car Exposed to Crosswind; and MAGNA STEYR on Simulating Thermal Management of Battery Modules for the Propulsion of Hybrid Vehicles. The first day will also feature a Management Round Table discussion on the impact of High Performance Computing in CAE.

Topics covered will span the full automotive CFD application range from acoustics, aerodynamics, exhaust after-treatment, tank sloshing, fuel cells, fluid-structure interaction, internal combustion engine modelling, powertrain, thermal comfort management, underhood thermal management, paintshops, fans, filters, heat exchangers, and diesel engines up to innovations such as electric drive. In addition, technology focus sessions on CAD-to-Mesh including mesh wrapping, moving components including In-Cylinder Engines, acoustics and advanced turbulence modelling, will all keep attendees abreast of leading edge application developments.

Coupled with a Partner Pavilion, a range of awards honouring outstanding achievements in CFD, and an evening event at the end of the first day, the EACC is set to be the biggest Automotive CFD Event in Europe in 2007.

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Date: June 14, 2007