AVL has successfully released FIRE Version 8.1. With its achievable gain in speed and its wide-ranging applicability, FIRE Version 8.1 sets new standards among currently available simulation tools.
During its development a major focus was put particularly on user-friendliness, enabling the design engineer to carry out complex calculation tasks with a few operations. The basis for this is the integrated CFD Workflow Manager which guides the user through the CFD workflow, hence considerably reducing training and project turnaround times. Although also available on UNIX platforms, the look and feel of the graphical user interface resembles the quasi standard set up by Microsoft’s Office applications, making it extremely easy to use.
The combination of FIRE with the BOOST one-dimensional gas-dynamic simulation tool and HYDSIM for the one-dimensional calculation of injection system components represents a software package capable of providing a comprehensive solution for engine thermodynamics, flow, mixture formation, combustion and aftertreatment system related analysis and optimisation tasks.