Ansys, which produces engineering and simulation software, is to acquire Reaction Design, which develops chemistry simulation software, with the transaction expected to complete in January 2014.
The official announcement stressed the advantages for building more fuel-efficient engines of combining Ansys’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions with Reaction Design’s chemistry solvers. Experimental testing is no longer adequate to validate accurately the performance of modern complex engine designs, so effective simulation of the underlying combustion chemistry is critical to improving engine and fuel economy.
From airplanes and cars to gas turbines, Reaction Design’s solutions have enabled manufacturers and energy companies to improve fuel efficiency and develop cleaner technology, by automating the analysis of chemical processes via computer simulation and modelling.
According to Jim Cashman, the CEO of Ansys, combining Reaction Design’s solvers with Ansys’s solutions ‘will give customers new insights into the combustion processes in their products – driving increased fuel efficiency. Reaction Design’s simulation software is validated and user friendly.’