Joined up thinking

Clarke, Charles
November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p45
The article discusses about how software designers converge computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA). The Blue Ridge Numerics Inc., a leading protagonist of upfront CFD has introduced CFdesign, widely recognized for its associative integration with leading 3D MCAD systems. CFD provides F1 team Sauber Petronas Engineering AG with an additional tool to analyze and design its aerodynamic components. Another recent milestone is the announcement by Fluent and Abacus Inc. of the availability of software for the simulation of fluid-structure interaction (FSI).


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