Flowmaster - simulation software solution for thermo-fluid systems. The latest release contains several significant features for pre-processing, simulation, data management, and design collaboration.

Mentor Graphics Flowmaster 7.9.1 $45

 

Mentor Graphics Corporation announced several new capabilities for its Flowmaster 7.9.1 simulation software solution for thermo-fluid systems. The latest release contains several significant features for pre-processing, simulation, data management, and design collaboration.

The new Flowmaster “experiments” capability harnesses the power of robust simulation within an exploratory methodology. It allows users to create response surfaces and export meta-model data as either standard ANSI C code or as S-Functions for use in a real-time environment providing support for hardware-in-the-loop simulations. Using a Latin Square algorithm helps users generate unique combinations of distributed input values between specific bounds. This ability creates an ideal foundation for designing experiments, and the creation of meta-models and response surfaces that characterize a Flowmaster system response.

Additionally, Monte Carlo simulations can be performed to produce simulation results based on a probability distribution generated from a mean and standard deviation for selected input parameters. This allows the effect of small variations in input values to be examined and allows the Flowmaster product to be used in risk analysis and quality control environments such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

With this latest release, systems engineers can now implement an integrated native 1D-3D solution by leveraging the power of the Flowmaster and FloEFD products. Computational Sciences Expert Group (CSEG) provides simulation services to automotive and aerospace OEMs by providing predictive analytical capability in the product design cycle.

Additional capabilities found in this latest Flowmaster product release, targeting aerospace and automotive systems design applications, include:

- Improved thermal bridge for heat transfer analysis which automatically recognizes the transition between different flow regimes
- Dynamic journal bearing based on the popular Booker and Martin modeling for fluid flow analyses
- Advanced heat exchangers used to predict pressure drop and heat duty for single phase, cross-flow, compact heat exchangers
- Traceable data management for project sharing and effective project management.