PHOENICS On-Line — CFD Via the Internet
CHAM has expanded its interactive on-line CFD service first
prototyped in October 2003. Cheap, efficient and easy-to-use
PHOENICS On-Line provides unrestricted and immediate access to
powerful CFD modelling software, at the click of a button.
PHOENICS is widely used by both industrial and research organisations for modelling processes involving fluid flow, heat or mass transfer, chemical reaction and/or combustion occurring within engineering equipment or the environment. The industrial applications for PHOENICS are widespread — from simulating internal and external air-flows, HVAC, thermal comfort and fire and smoke hazards in and around buildings, to complex multi-phase reacting flows needed within the chemical, process and power-generation industries. If it flows — PHOENICS can model it!
PHOENICS On-Line has been introduced as an alternative or supplement to standard licensing arrangements. Customers simply purchase an account to access PHOENICS for unlimited, all-inclusive, use during any given calendar month using a single payment by credit card. Ideal for customers wishing to make short-term or project-based use of the code, or for those wish to gain access from multiple locations.
From a single portal, clients can gain access to PHOENICS from wherever they are in the world - perhaps initiating a case from the UK and viewing the results in the USA. PHOENICS On-Line offers the user unlimited flexibility, without tying up computer resources, purchased on a need-to-use basis.
A Look/Learn/Try button offers users free connection to investigate tutorial and applications examples using the PHOENICS Commander before any commitment to use the service is required.
Furthermore, CHAM will create individual examples and undertake on-line interactive demonstrations of cases specified by prospective clients — akin to a virtual sales office. These examples are then left on-line for the customer to evaluate, modify and extend at his/her leisure. When authorised so to do, CHAM's Support Team can gain access to client cases to provide advice and support — "live" and interactive.
"PHOENICS On-Line" has transformed the way we do business," says Peter Spalding, CHAM's Sales Manager. "Now CHAM and its agents can reach across the globe to even remote areas to bring PHOENICS to the desk-top of prospective users. Effectively, our sales and support personnel can be with a customer in Iceland one moment, and India the next. From a customer viewpoint, PHOENICS is only ever one click away."
Date: August 3, 2006