Mentor Graphics Announces FloEFD for Siemens NX Product for Fully-integrated and Seamless Concurrent CFD Simulation

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 4, 2011Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the new FloEFD™ for Siemens NX product for concurrent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation, seamlessly integrated with the Siemens NX product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Unlike other NX-based tools available today, the FloEFD for Siemens NX software from Mentor Graphics® works directly with native NX geometry using Finite Volume mathematical techniques for more robust and faster simulations, while supporting a wider range of applications. Inherent and easy-to-use technologies found in the FloEFD product offer unparalleled usability, making it ideal not only for specialist CFD analysts but also for multi-tasking engineers and designers.

The FloEFD for Siemens NX product uses a unique hexahedral immersed boundary meshing approach for more accurate and computationally efficient simulations compared to tetrahedral and prismatic elements found in other tools. As a result, the FloEFD software can support a full range of physical simulation capabilities: highly turbulent flow fields, compressible flows, combustion and cavity modelling. These capabilities in the FloEFD product will be demonstrated at PLM World, taking place May 2-4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mentor Graphics booth #27.

Concurrent CFD for Advanced Productivity and Reliability

Mentor Graphics Concurrent CFD methodology can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent compared to traditional CFD tools. It enables users to optimize product performance and reliability while reducing physical prototyping and development costs without time or material penalties. By using the same geometries and a common user interface (UI), graphics window, and workflow for CAD and analysis, designers using Siemens NX and FloEFD software can maintain a single set of data across the entire project design process.

The FloEFD product is an established technology supported by a dedicated CFD development team. Mentor Graphics is the world’s third largest general purpose CFD provider with the largest knowledge base in electronics cooling—a key resource for Siemens NX customers.

“We anticipate that because FloEFD is embedded in the NX CAD-interface it will benefit our design group by minimizing design-to-analysis time,” stated Mike Dunn, lab manager at Hutchinson SSI. “This product has the potential to utilize design enhancements made during the analysis to save us three days or more in our current process, making us more productive while improving overall design quality.”

“We are pleased to announce another concurrent CFD solution with FloEFD for Siemens NX users,” said Erich Buergel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “With this edition we further enhance our current offerings of easy-to-use, yet powerful, CFD to meet the requirements of a larger community who would like to take advantage of Concurrent CFD.”

For more information on Mentor Graphics FloEFD for Siemens NX technology and other products from Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division, visit the company website at

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $915 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark and FloEFD is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)


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