One, three CFD.
Capability: This general-purpose software product line combines 1-D and 3-D computational fluid dynamics. Systems engineers use both 1-D and 3-D CFD software in the automotive, aviation, oil, gas, power, and energy industries. For designing complex systems, 3-D CFD is quite accurate but can be expensive depending on the size of the models used. Therefore, 1-D CFD is used, which is faster, but may require significant amounts of data to characterize the components accurately. This software line offers 3-D simulation at the component level to increase accuracy and speed.
Hardware: PC running the Windows operating system.
Developer: Mentor Graphics, 8005 SW Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070; 503-685-7000; fax 503-685-1204; www.mentor.com.
Cost: $11,000 starting.
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