19 February 2015

Mentor Graphics Don Miller Award for Thermo-Fluid Design Excellence

WILSONVILLE, Ore., February 19, 2015
Mentor Graphics Don Miller Award Highlights

  • First annual Don Miller Award for Excellence in System Level Thermo-Fluid Design established by Mentor Graphics
  • Award named after Don Miller, former research director of British Hydromechanics Research (U.K.) and author of Internal Flow Systems, the de facto standard for 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the foundation for Mentor Graphics® Flowmaster® technology
  • Award will recognize excellence in System Level Design (SLD) using the Flowmaster software to include research and real-world technology breakthroughs
  • The winner and runners up will receive a cash prize and a plaque each in November 2015 based on submitted criteria, reviewed by a panel of technology experts, including Don Miller
  • Award submissions are due April 30, 2015 to Natasha_antunes@mentor.com.

For more information, go to: https://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/awards-publications/don-miller

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the call-for-entries for its first annual Don Miller Award for Excellence in System Level Thermo-Fluid Design. Don Miller is the former research director for British Hydromechanics Research (now BRH Group) in the U.K., and author of Internal Flow Systems. His book serves as the foundation for Mentor Graphics Flowmaster software technology. Mentor Graphics is establishing the award with Mr. Miller to recognize excellence for System Level Design using Flowmaster software, and to uncover breakthroughs in research and real-world applications in the field.

Award application criteria must be based on a practical and realistic approach to 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This entry must be quantifiable and representative of an advance in system level thermo-fluid analysis and modeling. The submission must demonstrate a relevant, clear and practical approach to system design and must be within the public domain and circulated publicly within 12 months prior to the award entry closing date. Applicants must have permission from their organization, or have relevant authority to apply. All entries, including the supporting materials, must be submitted by April 30, 2015 via an email to natasha_antunes@mentor.com.

The winners and runners up of this inaugural award will be announced in November 2015 and will receive a cash prize and engraved plaques. The panel of expert judges who will review all submissions will include Don Miller. “We are honored to establish this award after Don Miller, whose body of work inspired the development of our market-leading Flowmaster 1D CFD technology,” stated Roland Feldhinkel, general manager, Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “We are excited to review the broad range of system design entries from our global customers, who are changing the world with innovative products and solutions.”

For more information on the Don Miller Award, visit: https://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/awards-publications/don-miller

About Mechanical Analysis from Mentor Graphics

The Mentor Graphics thermal simulation and analysis products have led the market for 25 years, supporting the largest installed base of any thermal design tool supplier. In 1988 Dr. David Tatchell and Dr. Harvey Rosten founded Flomerics Ltd. and launched what became the award-winning FloTHERM® product. Mentor Graphics acquired Flomerics along with its MicReD® (Microelectronics Research and Development) group in 2008. Today, Mentor Graphics continues this technology-leading tradition, providing a broad portfolio of best-in-class upfront analysis and test/measurement solutions. These include the FloTHERM family of IC, PCB and systems thermal simulation solutions, FloEFD™ concurrent CAD-embedded CFD for 3D fluid flow and heat transfer analysis, FloVENT® for HVAC analysis, Flowmaster 1D thermo-fluid simulation, and the T3Ster®, as well as TeraLED® transient temperature measurement systems for semiconductor and LED applications, the Power Tester 1500A for  power cycling and thermal testing and DynTIM thermal interface material tester. For more information: www.mentor.com/mechanical.

(Mentor Graphics, MicReD, Flowmaster, FloVENT, TeraLED, T3Ster, and FloTHERM are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation 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.)

Contact principal

Larry Toda