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CFdesign Certified as Integrated CFD Solution for Autodesk Inventor
Posted Wed March 29, 2006 @09:42AM
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News Blue Ridge Numerics is pleased to announce CFdesign® v8.0 upfront CFD software is certified as an integrated simulation tool for Autodesk Inventor® 11.

The integrated appications work together to transform a standard workstation PC into an interactive, 3D flow bench, thermal test rig, and wind tunnel. Native Inventor 11 assemblies serve as zero-cost prototypes. Most importantly critcal product performance information not available from physical testing is revealed to the engineer.

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“Companies derive tremendous value when fluid flow and heat transfer issues are proactively addressed during the early design stages and within a 3D modeling environment,” stated Blue Ridge Numerics president, Ed Williams. “Autodesk Inventor 11 and CFdesign v8.0 create an excellent digital prototyping platform that is ideally suited for design engineers and multi-tasking staff that want CFD to be an on-demand tool not a career path.”

On average, engineering groups using CFdesign are reducing the time to develop, test, and prove new products by 70%. Customers also report they are cutting costs for materials and outside services by 65%.

Fluid Flow Capabilities include:

  • Internal & External
  • Laminar & Turbulent
  • Incompressible, Compressible
  • Steady State, Transient, and Two-phase
  • Flow-Driven Motion
  • Motion-Driven Flow
  • Turbomachinery

Heat Transfer Capabilities include:

  • Conduction
  • Convection (natural, mixed, forced)
  • Conjugate (simultaneous conduction and convection)
  • Radiation
  • Joule

Companies using Autodesk Inventor with CFdesign include Air Liquide, Alstom Power, Baltimore Coil, BorgWarner Transmission, CompAir UK, Controlotron, Diamond Power, FFE Minerals, Gardner Denver, Joy Mining and Machinery, MTI MicorFuel Cells, Norgren, Parker Hannifin, Simplex, and Young & Franklin.

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