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  • New release: Omnis™ version 5.1

    June 23rd, 2021 by John Baxter

    A new particle solver, surface-to-volume meshing and
    more than 100+ new capabilities to simplify your workflows, boost your productivity and extend the scope of your simulations more

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    New Release FINE™/Marine 10.1

    May 19th, 2021 by John Baxter

    The official release of FINE™/Marine 10.1 offers significant CPU time savings with the grid-to-grid method, smooth wave initialization, improvements in open water propeller simulations, and more

    • Restart from a different project with the grid-to-grid method
    • The first dynamic Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) for sailing boats integrated into a CFD package
    • Smooth wave initialization to speed up seakeeping computations
    • Automatic open water propeller simulations
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    New Release FINE™/Turbo, FINE™/Agile & FINE™/Design3D v16.1

    March 25th, 2021 by John Baxter

    Amongst other improvements, this new release includes:

    Limitless NonLinear Harmonic method with the rank-N

    The NonLinear Harmonic method is a unique feature of FINE™ that has quickly become a staple among turbomachinery design engineers. It provides accurate modeling of periodic unsteady disturbances throughout a turbomachine – information typical of URANS simulations, but now several orders of magnitude faster.

    AutoGrid5™ – a new approach for impellers with blunt blades

    Most impellers are built using a traditional subtraction manufacturing process: a milling machine uses a cutting tool to form the blade surface in one or more passes. This technique allows for high flexibility and quality of the finished part, but each blade has to be defined by a relatively large fillet radius and a trimmed profile. The newest mesh topology in AutoGrid5™ accurately replicates the fillet’s and blade’s actual geometry, without sacrificing mesh quality thanks to the so-called “butterfly” topology. The trailing edge of the impeller is connected to the next block by a non-matching connection to prevent distortion of cells downstream of the trailing edge.

    FINE™/Agile 16.1

    Includes the latest release from Concepts NREC (version 8.9), with numerous improvements and fixes for a better preliminary and detailed design


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    NUMECA acquired by Cadence Design Systems

    January 20th, 2021 by John Baxter

    ac&e’s partner NUMECA International, a leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, multi-physics simulation and optimization has entered into an agreement with Cadence Design Systems to become part of their group. The addition of NUMECA’s technologies and talent supports the Cadence® Intelligent System Design™ strategy and broadens its system analysis portfolio with CFD solutions, servicing a fast-moving market segment where accuracy, reliability and predictability are paramount concerns for high-fidelity modeling. Read the rest of this entry »

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    New Release – FINE™/Open With OpenLabs™ V10.1

    November 18th, 2020 by John Baxter

    Speed-up your most complex simulations with FINE™/Open’s v10.1 update.  FINE™/Open is NUMECA’s powerful CFD Flow Integrated Environment dedicated to Multiphysics.  Read the rest of this entry »

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    New release: OMNIS 4.2 from NUMECA

    November 2nd, 2020 by John Baxter

    Official release OMNIS™ 4.2
    Leverage the new coupled pressure-based solver.
    Born from the exclusive joint-venture between NUMECA and coupledNumerics, the new OMNIS™/Open-PBS widens the range of applications with fast and robust convergence for low-speed and incompressible flows.  more

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    NUMECA Global CFD Summit, 1-2 Dec 2020

    October 10th, 2020 by John Baxter


    Experience the power of NUMECA International’s OMNIS™ technology with application-dedicated CFD solutions for turbomachinery, marine, external aerodynamics, thermal management, combustion, acoustics… through a series of compelling demonstrations with real-life examples.

    Discover plenty of exciting new technologies, including:

    • a brand new pressure-based solver for ultra fast Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) calculations and low speed flows
    • a new particle based Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) solution
    • a revolutionary pre-processing tool
    • and so much more

    Featuring a dynamic mix of interactive panel discussions with industry experts, NUMECA technology presentations and hands-on training in the cloud, connect and learn about the latest trends influencing your industry and expertise.

    Join this exciting CFD summit and increase your productivity

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    New Release – FINE™/Marine version 9.2

    October 1st, 2020 by John Baxter

    The latest release of NUMECA International’s marine dedicated CFD software has many developments to improve the speed and accuracy of your marine analysis, including

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    DATADVANCE Releases pSeven Enterprise

    June 23rd, 2020 by John Baxter

    ac&e’s partner DATADVANCE, an independent engineering software developer specialized in engineering process automation, design space exploration and predictive modeling, announces the release of pSeven Enterprise– an AI-powered true cloud solution to collaboratively design the best products faster.

    pSeven Enterprise comprises, extends and democratizes the design space exploration and predictive modelling functionalities of pSeven platform by DATADVANCE.

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    New Release – FINE™/Acoustics version 9.1

    June 22nd, 2020 by John Baxter

    Discover the advantages of the newest version of FINE™/Acoustics, NUMECA’s integrated simulation suite for Aero-Vibro-Acoustics.

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