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'Engineering Fluid Dynamics for Education' Receives Strong Response
Posted Fri July 20, 2007 @10:24AM
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News Flomerics has announced that it has received an unprecedented response to its offer of providing its popular Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) simulation software for teaching and research purposes.

Due to the large response to the initial announcement, Flomerics has announced that it will provide all 3 versions of EFD at $380 for a 3-year license to universities and technology colleges around the world.

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The Asian universities now using EFD include: Koichi University of Technology (Japan), Keio University (Japan), Kogakuin University (Japan); and KongJu University (South Korea). The European universities now using EFD include University of Greenwich (UK); University of Liverpool (UK); three of the leading German Fachhochschuler (technical colleges) in Berlin, Karlsruhe and Trier; and Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Poitiers, France. Also using EFD is the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

In the United States, North Carolina State University is trialing EFD and ITT Technical Institute, University of Arkansas, University of Texas Pan-American, Portland State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Michigan Technological University, and Lehigh University are considering the software.

The documentation provided with EFD makes it easy to adopt the software for teaching. The software comes with a comprehensive user guide and tutorial exercises that can be used in the classroom or as self-study material. Some 20 worked examples of standard problems complete with the theory are included to teach the principles of fluid dynamics and heat transfer. These can be easily adapted to include parametric variations and set as exercises for students.

Flomerics provides EFD simulation software to universities and colleges through its “EFD for Education” initiative which aims to ensure that mechanical engineering students and researchers have access to the latest fluid dynamics software used in industry. Unlike traditional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software, EFD operates inside the mechanical CAD tools that engineers are familiar with – without any transfer of data.

The EFD product family provides full-featured general purpose fluid flow and heat transfer analysis software combining all simulation steps, starting with reading CAD data, model definition, mesh generation, solving, post-processing, through to the generation of result presentations – all within a single software environment:

  • EFD.Pro – fully embedded CFD software within the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire environment;
  • EFD.V5 – fully embedded CFD software within the CATIA V5 environment; and
  • EFD.Lab – a general purpose CAD-embedded fluid flow and heat transfer software.

EFD is available for immediate shipment to educational and research institutions.

Teaching EFD
Universities Respond to Flomerics’ Offer for Teaching Engineering Fluid Dynamics.

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