ANSYS Inc has released version 4.0 of its FLUENT® for CATIA® V5 rapid flow modeling software. The company says this new product will provide computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology to engineers working with Dassault Systèmes CATIA V5 software.

This release of FLUENT for CATIA V5 adds important new physics models to its analysis capabilities that ANSYS says will extend the types of products for which performance optimisation is possible. The technology can be used with a range of computer-aided design (CAD) or product lifecycle management (PLM) packages.

Species transport and cavitation modeling capabilities are the new features of version 4.0 that broaden the range of applications available to users. The new species transport model allows the modeling of mixtures of fluids with different properties. This expands the types of equipment that can be optimised to include paint mixers, fire risk detection, airplane cabin ventilation, water treatment systems and the dispersion of exhaust gases.

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