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2008


Flowmaster V7.6 General Systems and V7.6 Automotive launched at
Flowmaster Korean UGM 2008

The Korean Flowmaster UGM 2008 held in Seoul at the end of September, titled "The Future of Fluid Systems Simulation" saw the launch of Flowmaster V7.6 General Systems and V7.6 Automotive.

The event, which was attended by 90 key Chief Engineers and Senior Managers from a wide range of industries, provided the opportunity for a preview of the V7.6 release and also provided a forum to share experiences and to meet other Flowmaster users.

For more information on other Flowmaster events, please check our events page >

 

Flowmaster launches V7.6 across its range of system simulation tools
28 October 2008


Flowmaster, provider of world class system simulation software launches Flowmaster V7.6, the latest system simulation software across its product range: V7 General Systems, V7 Automotive, V7 Aerospace and V7 Gas Turbine.

The development of Flowmaster V7.6 has been driven by the need for companies to reduce development time and costs, whilst maximising quality and performance. Flowmaster V7.6 incorporates new capabilities for Flowmaster V7 Automotive and significant enhancements to the Flowmaster V7 product range including: V7 Aerospace, V7 Gas Turbine and V7 General Systems

Flowmaster V7.6 delivers significant performance improvements with new numerical models for the compressible pipe (including an implicit finite difference method), and a variety of algorithmic, computational & ergonomic improvements to the Flowmaster GUI.

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Flowmaster showcases new version of Systems Simulation Software at French UGM
8th October 2008

Twenty five representatives from France’s leading power generation, aerospace and water distribution industries attended Flowmaster France’s UGM in Paris. Delegates were given an advanced preview of Flowmaster V7.6  and had the opportunity to discuss future product development with Flowmaster’s Product and Marketing Director, Morgan Jenkins.

Delegates enjoyed a range of presentations and live demonstrations from both Flowmaster and fellow users of the software, including a case study presented by V L’huiller, Astrium on their use of Flowmaster in the development of the Jules Verne (ATV) propulsion systems and a presentation discussing the challenges in system optimisation by J. Lanusse, Account Manager of ESTECO.

"We were pleased with the positive feedback from our customers, their suggestions and ideas will help us to push our software development forward and give us a greater future together"

Marie-Christine Oghly, Managing Director, Flowmaster France

Flowmaster announce new Automotive System Simulation Software at FISITA World Automotive Congress in Munich

Flowmaster announced their latest systems simulation software for the automotive industry, V7.6 Automotive at FISITA 2008 World Automotive Congress - The Future of Automobiles and Mobility, held in Munich. The congress comprised presentations from leading engineers, scientists and specialists concerned with every aspect of the research, design, development and production of vehicles and their systems.

During the congress, Flowmaster held a launch event to preview the latest system simulation software, Flowmaster V7.6 Automotive to key individuals within the automotive industry.

"The release of Flowmaster V7.6 Automotive is a significant milestone in the development of our automotive product.  New and enhanced functionality for Air-conditioning systems modelling enables Flowmaster to keep abreast with the developments of the automotive industry." Morgan Jenkins, Product & Marketing Director, Flowmaster Limited. Flowmaster V7.6 Automotive will be released in November 2008.



Flowmaster launch first commercial simulation software dedicated for the Gas Turbine industry at ASME Turbo Expo 2008

ASME Turbo Expo is recognized as the world's premier gas turbine event where experts from all the influential organisations in the gas turbine sector came together to share ideas and best practises. This week long event, hosted this year in Berlin Germany, gave delegates the opportunity to attend a vast range of technical presentations, short courses and to meet suppliers and fellow delegates to discuss ideas during the networking sessions.

‘The importance of this event to the gas turbine industry was illustrated by the significant proportion of the 2500 attendees that made the journey from outside of Europe, from both Asia and the USA.’

Henning Staufenberg - Managing Director, Flowmaster GmbH

Flowmaster’s Gas Turbine Project Manager, Michael Croegaert, was delighted to receive such interest and positive feedback from the range of key influencers in the gas turbine sector.

'The positive feedback I received has further confirmed our belief that developing a commercial simulation package for an application that has been traditionally dominated by in-house code, offers our customers the ability to shorten development lifecycles in line with other industries such as Aerospace and Automotive.’

Michael Croegaert - Gas Turbine Product Manager, Flowmaster Ltd

We look forward to meeting you at this highly valuable event next year, to be held on the 8th – 12th June 2009, Orlando, Florida, United States. For more information visit:

www.asmeconferences.org/TE09/index.cfm

FlowNews Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to the winner of our FlowNews Prize Draw, Martin Vondran of Kinetics GmbH in Germany who wins the latest Apple iPod nano.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the prize draw which was part of our Customer Installation Survey. Feedback is very important to us and will enable us to continue to provide our customers with the best possible products and services.

ARAI to set Engine R&D with Flowmaster V7 Automotive

In December 2007 the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) purchased their first Flowmaster V7 Automotive license. Flowmaster was selected after rigorous evaluation as part of ARAI’s overall R&D, Testing and Certification strategy.

ARAI is a premier automotive R&D institute in India offering design and development services to its customers in the area of engines, NVH, structural dynamics and CAE.  ARAI extends technical assistance to the Government of India in the formulation of automotive standards.

Flowmaster V7 Automotive is an industry dedicated fluid and thermal system simulation software tool. Built upon the Flowmaster V7 platform, V7 Automotive combines the same proven architecture and GUI with specific automotive component libraries and advanced automotive systems modelling functionality.  Flowmaster’s architecture allows users to integrate with existing design and manufacturing systems and co-simulate with other leading CAE/CFD tools.

 “Our vision to use state-of-the-art technology to influence the design and development of automobiles in India required us to find a system simulation tool offering the highest possible technical capability.  Flowmaster V7 Automotive provides us with advanced simulation capabilities requiring minimal component data to enable us to run simulations and obtain accurate results from the outset” explains N V Marathe, Deputy Director (Engine Development Lab.) of ARAI.

ARAI will be supported by Aetos Design & Engineering, the exclusive distributor of Flowmaster in India. Aetos’s Design and Engineering Services Division has a dedicated team of Design Engineers providing technically focused services to OEM and tier one companies, from concept design to manufacturing using best in class CAD/CAM and CAE solutions.

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), located in Pune – 160 km south-east of Mumbai, is a research institute established by the automotive industry and the Government of India.  ARAI plays a crucial role in assuring safe, less polluting and more efficient vehicles in India and provides vital technical expertise in R&D, testing, certification and framing of vehicle regulations.

Flowmaster look forward to further serving the rapidly growing automotive sector in India in close collaboration with ARAI.

Press Release: Flowmaster V7 Gas Turbine - The first commercial product to address the needs of Secondary Air & Fluid Mixing applications for the CFD system simulation market.

Flowmaster V7 Gas Turbine brings the first commercial product to address the needs of Secondary Air and Fluid Mixing applications to the CFD system simulation market.  With an integrated swirl solver engineers are able to calculate the swirl generated by rotating components in a gas turbine engine and geometrically induced swirl such as is generated by preswirl nozzles. Through the use of complex cavity components and cavity wizard, Flowmaster utilizes the swirl solver to simulate the secondary air systems of gas turbine engines. This capability is also flexible enough that it allows individual companies to customize the software to use their proprietary correlations for the flows through these rotating passageways.  In addition, Flowmaster V7 Gas Turbine enables engineers to model the mixing of multiple liquids or gases, calculating the fluid properties of the mixture during the analysis.  This is particularly useful when modeling steam injection in combustors and fuel systems of power generation turbines utilizing syngases.

The product also incorporates a catalogue of industry-tailored components, including labyrinth seals, rotating cavities, annular passages and specialized orifices, all of which are customisable. Users can build and customise their own component catalogues - reducing project time and improving the quality and repeatability of initial designs.

According to Mike Croegaert, Flowmaster’s dedicated Gas Turbine Product Manager,
“This new version of Flowmaster will give gas turbine users unprecedented capabilities in secondary air modelling as well as the robust modelling of all gas turbine fluid systems that Flowmaster has historically been used for. This is the first time gas turbine companies will have a fluid system analysis tool specifically tailored to their needs, as well as having the ability to customise and integrate the software with other tools to create a “Best in Class” solution that fits their design processes.”

To find out more about Flowmaster V7 Gas Turbine, visit our product page > Click to viewFull Press Release

'Open House' success in Germany

In February, Flowmaster GmbH held an “open house” for its customers at their new offices in Idstein, Germany.

The event was attended by many of Flowmaster GmbH’ customers in particular from the Automotive, Water, Process and Power industries and was primarily aimed to familiarise them with Flowmaster V7 and to introduce the new Industry versions.  The event also provided an ideal opportunity for informal discussions as well as hands-on experience to appreciate the full potential of Flowmaster V7 and the capabilities of the V7 Industry products.

“Our customers were delighted to be able to talk directly to our Flowmaster team, to ask questions in a relaxed environment and find out how Flowmaster V7 can work for them.  Interaction with our customers is very important and we appreciate this valuable feedback to ensure we continue to provide the best simulation software tools and services for their business” concludes Henning Staufenberg, Managing Director of Flowmaster GmbH.

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Press Release: Strategic Partnership to Develop Systems Simulation Software for the Automotive & Transportation Industries


Flowmaster Group and P+Z Engineering announce the signing of a strategic partnership agreement to develop and market integrated solutions for the modelling and simulation of Thermo Fluid System Simulation Software. The integrated solutions will leverage P+Z’s expertise in the area of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning for the Automotive and Transportation industries and will enable both parties to explore new and exciting opportunities.


 “We are delighted to be working with one of the industry’s leading automotive software and services organisations. This strategic partnership combines a wealth of experience and technology within the automotive sector.  It enables us to further develop our system simulation software and continue to provide our customers with innovative, future-proof solutions which contribute to their entire development process, improving quality and reducing time taken to market” comments Richard Tickle , Managing Director of Flowmaster Limited.

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