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Algor V19 Supports 64-Bit Windows and 32- and 64-bit Red Hat Linux for all Analysis Types


PITTSBURGH, PA - January 18, 2006

ALGOR, Inc., a leading provider of design, analysis and simulation software, announced that its latest finite element analysis (FEA) software release, ALGOR V19, features all-new expanded support for 64-bit Microsoft Windows® and 32- and 64-bit Red Hat® Linux® operating systems for all analysis types.

V19 also features boundary layer meshing for accurately simulating flow around a fluid boundary and new results evaluation capabilities including export to the HOOPS Stream File (HSF) format for sharing visualization data with other engineering applications. These and many more new V19 features provide ALGOR users with increased power, flexibility and ease-of-use for simulating engineering analyses of their product designs.

"Previous releases have supported 64-bit Windows for linear static stress analysis," said ALGOR Product Manager, Bob Williams. "Now, V19 expands our multi-platform support, allowing users to apply the power and speed of 64-bit Windows and 32- and 64-bit Red Hat Linux operating systems to all ALGOR analysis types 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. Our next release will support 64-bit UNIX workstations and future releases will support distributed processing."
"I'm very excited about running ALGOR V19 on my new 64-bit Linux Compaq Presario PC," said Bob Turney of TIW Corporation in Houston, Texas. "V19's multi-platform support is greatly increasing my productivity, particularly for computationally intensive analyses such as nonlinear MES and multiphysics."

"With ALGOR V19's new export capability for the HSF format, I can quickly and conveniently share analysis results visualization data with my clients," said Marc Meadows of Meadows Analysis and Design, LLC in Fort Worth, Texas. "All I have to do is export the model to the HSF format and then I can post the file on my web site and let my clients take a look at it in their engineering applications that support the OpenHSF initiative."

ALGOR V19 also includes:

o CAD Support (Direct)
o Direct CAD/CAE data exchange with Rhinoceros®
o Ability to run an analysis on a remote computer
o Improved tetrahedral-element meshing for fluid flow analysis
o Fluid Flow Analysis
o New equal-order segregate solver for transient and coupled fluid flow/heat transfer analyses for faster runtimes with less memory
o New loosely coupled fluid-structure interaction
o Ability to restart an analysis at an arbitrary step
o Heat Transfer Analysis
o Ability to consider fluid convections from a porous media analysis
o Linear Dynamic Analysis
o Ability to output power spectrum density at nodes
o Mechanical Event Simulation/Nonlinear Solver
o Support for all material models and element types in nonlinear modal analysis
o Superview Results Environment
o 2-D stress linearization for evaluating a design's compliance with industry standards such as the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
o Ability to display fluid flow results during an analysis
o Non-time-dependent graphs
o and much more.

For more detailed information, contact an ALGOR account manager or visit the "ALGOR V19" features page.

ALGOR, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for design, analysis and simulation and enables engineers to virtually test and predict real-world behavior of new and existing product designs, speed up time to market and make better, safer products at a lower cost. The company serves more than 20,000 customers in over 95 countries in organizations such as 3M, The Boeing Company, Delphi Corporation, DuPont, General Electric Company, General Motors Corporation, Goodrich Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation and NASA. Partnerships with other leading software companies offer data exchange with products from Alibre, Inc.; ANSYS, Inc.; Autodesk, Inc.; IronCAD, LLC; Kubotek USA, Inc.; MSC.Software Corporation; Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC); Robert McNeel & Associates; Solid Edge from UGS; SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. company; and others. Educational support and customer service includes the use of Internet audio/video technology for distance learning and free, live software demonstrations. For additional information, please visit our website at

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Phone: 1.412.967.2700
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CONTACT: Julie Halapchuk, ALGOR, Inc., 1.412.967.2700.


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Julie Halapchuk
Phone: 412-967-2700


Date: January 18, 2006