If you’re involved in CFD in education in any way this will be of interest to you. Since shortly after Flomerics were acquired by Mentor Graphics we’ve been working towards getting out products into Mentor’s Higher Education Program (HEP), and we’ve finally got it done.
To my knowledge, the availability of potentially millions of dollars worth of commercial CFD software, plus support and training, for around US$500 annually is unique in the CFD business, so this is something of a game changer. Here are the details:
All of this is available to accredited educational establishments that award national or state registered degrees or diplomas for a nominal annual fee that includes support through Mentor’s award winning technical support service, plus faculty and specified teaching staff members are eligible to attend Mentor Graphics’ advertised public training classes at zero cost on a space-available basis.
There are three product sets included in the Mechanical Analysis design package:
FloTHERM – supporting the complete thermal design of electronics from IC package through to system-level cooling
FloVENT – predicting and optimizing airflow, temperature and contamination control in data centers and IT rooms, clean room ventilation, auditoriums, shopping malls, office buildings, underground car parks, passenger comfort in vehicles & terminals, air quality and contamination control in laboratories, research facilities, and hospitals
FloEFD – embedded in the mechanical CAD environment, FloEFD provides CFD analysis concurrent with the core mechanical design process across a range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and electronics, helping engineers quickly overcome everyday design challenges. Also included are the Electronics Cooling and Advanced CFD modules
The ease of use of Mentor’s CFD products, which are being used successfully by high schools through programs such as the Real World Design Challenge, makes them ideal for undergraduate teaching as well as university research. To find out more download the fact sheet.
Dr. J, Hampton Court