WILSONVILLE, Ore., November 17, 2016 – Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the newest release of its leading frontloading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) FloEFD™ product targeting complex design challenges. Frontloading CFD refers to the practice of moving CFD simulation early into the design process, enabling design engineers to examine and evaluate design options, resulting in optimized product performance and reliability. The new FloEFD product provides the industry’s first simulation solution for water vapor absorption alongside several other lighting related functionalities.
With the latest version of FloEFD software, users can now simulate the sorption (when one substance permeates another) and desorption (changing from an adsorbed state to a gaseous or liquid state) processes. For example, plastic absorbs water and then releases it when environmental conditions change. This functionality is important for several key markets such as automotive lighting design where moisture needs to be minimized in light housings. Other automotive lighting related capabilities include radiation and spectrum for direction source modeling, and LED thermal-optical modeling to simulate LEDs with non-linear dependence of parameters on temperature.
"The engineering team at SICK AG has been using FloEFD successfully for several years” said Dr. Dirk Spreeman, project leader, presence detection department in the research and development group at SICK AG. “And now that the condensation functionality includes water vapor absorption in solids, we will be able to include simulation in the design process for our light sensors as well. To date we have been unable to access this information until after the first prototype has been built. Therefore, we are very excited about gaining insight into the design earlier when we can modify it quickly and inexpensively.”
While we continue to make the software faster and more efficient, the focus of FloEFD 16 is on power and the ability to handle even more complex tasks:
“Our customers require fast and accurate simulation results for their complex engineering problems,” said Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “Our latest FloEFD product provides the power, special functionality and performance required by engineers to obtain meaningful answers to their questions without disrupting their design process.”
The new FloEFD product is available for immediate shipment. It is the only CFD software product with user interfaces in multiple languages including Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Russian and English. For additional product information, visit the website: https://www.mentor.com/products/mechanical/floefd/
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