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New Software: Fluent Releases New Version of Educational CFD Tool
Posted Tue March 29, 2005 @05:29PM
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ANSYS FLUENT Fluent Inc., the worldwide leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announces today the release of FlowLab 1.2, its student-friendly fluids laboratory educational software. FlowLab is a unique piece of software that uses the power of flow visualization through classical CFD exercises to teach basic fluid mechanics principles in the engineering classroom.

The software runs Fluent's general purpose CFD code, FLUENT 6, and pre-processor, GAMBIT 2, in the background, with a user-friendly, student-specific graphical user interface (GUI) as its front end. Students have been using FlowLab as a complement to traditional laboratory exercises for four years and this release is directed at extending the usability of the software as well as introducing a variety of new features.

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