LEBANON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 1, 2003--Fluent Inc.,
Lebanon, New Hampshire, announces the immediate availability of
version 6.1 of its world-dominant Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
software, FLUENT(R). This major release offers several key
functionality advantages to FLUENT users, including dynamic mesh for
modeling flow conditions in and around moving objects. This
easy-to-use capability allows users to simply set up the initial mesh,
prescribe the motion, and sit back and watch as FLUENT automatically
changes the mesh to follow the motion.
"The new dynamic mesh modeling capability reaffirms our history of
innovation," says Fluent's Chief Technology Officer, Dipankar
Choudhury. "FLUENT can now easily simulate physical phenomena
previously requiring tedious manual preparation. Applications for this
new capability include the modeling of automotive in-cylinder flows,
store separation and missile launches, moving valves, fuel injector
pumps, and mixing equipment. But really, the applications for this are
limitless. Our customers are thinking of new ways to use it all the
time," he adds.
FLUENT 6.1 also features a leading edge, built-in acoustics
modeling capability that lets users perform "on-the-fly" sound
calculations. Moreover, FLUENT's already considerable reacting flow
modeling functionality is expanded with efficient handling of
realistic, turbulent, finite-rate chemistry and accurate modeling of
complex surface chemistry. Eulerian multiphase simulation capabilities
for FLUENT have been extended to address heat and mass transfer. This
significantly broadens the range of multiphase industrial processes
that can be modeled.
"These are just a few highlights of this major release, which
truly does have 'something for everyone,' from better tools for
turbomachinery modeling to new cavitation, spray, and turbulence
models; and more economical handling of surface-to-surface radiation,"
says Paul Bemis, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for
Fluent. "Once again, FLUENT sets the standard by which all CFD
software is measured. We're pleased to be delivering such a
significant leap in functionality to help our users stay ahead of the
curve as their modeling challenges become ever more demanding."
Fluent is the world's largest provider of computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services. Fluent's software is
used for simulation, visualization, and analysis of fluid flow, heat
and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. It is a vital part of the
computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies around the
world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry. Using
Fluent's software, product development, design and research engineers
build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and
existing designs, allowing them to improve design quality while
reducing cost and speeding time to market. Fluent's corporate
headquarters are located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA, with offices
in Belgium, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and Sweden.
Its CFD software is also available around the world through joint
ventures, partnerships, and distributors in Korea, Australia, Brazil,
China, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Middle East, and most European
FLUENT(R) is a registered trademark of Fluent Inc.
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