Altair adds CFD to its software protfolio

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Altair has announced that FluiDyna has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), adding nanoFluidX and ultraFluidX to its software portfolio. nanoFluidX is based on a particle-based method for fluid flow simulation, and ultraFluidX applies the Lattice Boltzmann Method to study external aerodynamics. Both technologies utilize graphics processing unit (GPU) technology for fast, large-scale computation.

“FluiDyna is delighted to be joining the Altair family,” said Dr Thomas Indinger, Founder & CEO at FluiDyna. “The capabilities of nanoFluidX and ultraFluidX complement HyperWorks by adding alternative fluid flow modeling techniques. Together, we will be able to bring our mutual customers a more complete CFD solution.”

ultraFluidX is specifically suited to predict aerodynamic properties for vehicles of all types as well as to analyze building and environmental aerodynamics with unbeatable speed. The software is based on the Lattice Boltzmann Method and especially designed to leverage GPU technology, providing users with supreme performance and dramatically reducing the model preparation time for large, complex models. The integrated volume meshing and fast overnight transient analyses deliver short turnaround times, resulting in completely new possibilities for simulation-driven optimization and significant cost savings.

nanoFluidX is a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)-based fluid dynamics simulation tool which predicts flow in complex geometries exposed to complex motion. nanoFluidX is well suited to predict general free-surface and/ or multiphase flows, such as macroscopic oil flow in powertrain assemblies and fluid sloshing in tanks, while analyzing forces and torques on individual components. The meshless approach of nanoFluidX and utilization of GPU-based technology empowers high-performance simulations of real geometries.

“FluiDyna’s CFD software tools are a great addition to the Altair offering,” said Dr Uwe Schramm, Chief Technical Officer for Solvers, at Altair. “We have already begun integrating them with HyperWorks to bring more complete and valuable solutions to our customers.”

To learn more about the FluiDyna software, register for the introductory webinars: ultraFluidX will be Oct. 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. EDT and 1 p.m. EDT and nanoFluidX will take place Oct. 13, 2015 at 9 a.m. EDT and 1 p.m. EDT.

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