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Supercars + Super software = Superpowers

Elementary - 001

September 16th 2015

By the NAFEMS Team

We are delighted to announce that we are going to start sharing regularly a digest of articles regarding the latest news in Simulation Community that could be of interest to you or your colleagues. These past weeks software companies and the car industry have been particularly busy! 

Bloodhound supersonic car will be revealed at London expo 

The Bloodhound Project

Bloodhound Supersoniccar

With their eyes on setting a Guinness World Record, the Swansea University's College of Engineering scientists used simulation in order to develop their Supersonic car project, discover it here: and watch the car animated here:

You can follow BLOODHOUND SSC and Dr Ben Evans on Twitter to read updates about the project.

Image from Bloodhound project

New supercomputer models helps scientists to come closer than ever to capturing the behaviour of normal human heart valves

Read how the development of new modelling techniques will ultimately enable cardiac surgeons to make more durable repair and replacement of heart valves and eventually produce a more effective therapy:

Related topic - The Living Heart Project:


Simulation of a tornado-producing thunderstorm


Simulation of a tornado-producing thunderstormA supercomputing network was used to make the simulation, a  $121 million partnership between more than a dozen universities and the National Science Foundation, and is among the most powerful computing resources in the world.
Discover other interesting facts about this simulation and who are behind it:

Image from Slate

ANSYS provides free engineering simulation software to students worldwide


ANSYS® Student is a free, introductory academic software package for students interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to the state-of-the-art ANSYS simulation workflows, pre-processing, post-processing and solver solutions. In addition, ANSYS will be providing self-guided technical support, installation videos, FAQs and introductory tutorials through their website.


Exa Corporation behind record-breaking electric race car success

Exa Corporation, through their software: PowerFLOW®, helped Mitsubishi achieve a 25 percent downforce improvement for its record-breaking electric race car, the MiEV Evolution III 

See the car in action:

Image from Exa Corporation

New Modelling Software designed at Purdue University launched

Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization

SwiftComp,  licensed by AnalySwift LLC, is the new software designed at Purdue University by Wenbin Yu, Associate Professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, to provide state-of-the-art, high-fidelity modeling of composites.
Read more:

ESTECO now offers online training center and membership packages for students, researchers and professors,


The membership package will provide training material, a complementary calendar of events and a free one-year modeFRONTIER license. ESTECO Academy was created in order to give support to students and researchers wanting to learn about optimization in engineering and prepare for the real-world engineering problems they could encounter in their career.
Learn more :


Assets Of Delcross Technologies acquired by ANSYS


ANSYS has acquired substantially all the assets of Delcross Technologies, a premier developer of computational electromagnetic simulation and radio frequency system analysis software. The acquisition will enable ANSYS users to understand how antennas interact within their operating environments and how this behaviour affects the system's overall ability to transmit and receive data without interference.
Read more:

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