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ALGOR V19.1 Supports 64-Bit HP-UX for All Analysis Types


ALGOR announced that its latest finite element analysis (FEA) software release, ALGOR V19.1, features all-new support for the 64-bit HP-UX® operating system for all analysis types. Now, UNIX workstation users can simulate engineering analyses of their product designs with ALGOR's wide range of simulation capabilities including static stress and Mechanical Event Simulation (MES) with linear and nonlinear material models, linear dynamics, steady-state and transient heat transfer, steady and unsteady fluid flow, electrostatics and full multiphysics.

V19.1 also features a new gasket material model and element for accurately simulating mechanical seals; improved automatic report generation including the ability to publish to the PDF file format; the capability to calculate equilibrium temperature from heat transfer analysis results; and the ability to display fluid flow results as streaklines for improved visualization of flow throughout a fluid domain. These and many more new V19.1 features provide ALGOR users with increased power, flexibility and ease-of-use for simulating engineering analyses of their product designs.

"Previous releases have supported 32- and 64-bit Windows and 32- and 64-bit Linux operating systems," said ALGOR Product Manager, Bob Williams. "Now, V19.1 expands our multi-platform support, allowing users to apply the power and speed of the 64-bit HP-UX operating system to all ALGOR analysis types. Future releases will provide even faster solvers and support distributed processing on all platforms."

"For a recent project, I used ALGOR software on a 64-bit Windows computer to perform linear static stress analysis of a shell-and-tube-style heat exchanger with more than 2.5-million degrees of freedom," said Scott Bennett of Alaskan Copper Works in Seattle, Washington. "ALGOR's multi-platform support was beneficial because I initially tried to run the analysis on a 32-bit system, but found it wasn't powerful enough. With the 64-bit computer, the analysis ran in under an hour, which allowed time for design iterations and helped me meet my customer's deadline."

ALGOR V19.1 also includes:

CAD Support (Direct)
Full associativity with each design change for Rhinoceros®
Ability to run a NASTRAN analysis on a remote computer
Improved selection tools, dynamic viewing options and ease of use
Improved sketching and meshing tools
Fluid Flow Analysis
Automatic adaptive parameter control for segregate scheme used in steady, unsteady and coupled fluid/thermal analyses
Superview Results Environment
Capability to display:
Stresses calculated from average stress tensors
Heat transfer results during an analysis
Electrostatic reaction forces
and much more.


Date: May 8, 2006