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Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. FLOW-3D version 10.0 is a major release that features fluid structure interaction and thermal stress evolution models that simulate and analyze the deformations of solid components and solidified fluid regions and resulting stresses in response to pressure forces and thermal gradients. The models use a combination of conforming finite-element and structured finite-difference meshes and have broad applications across industries.

Current users will experience a boost in speed with the implementation of SMP parallelization across the board for almost all models in FLOW-3D v10.0.

“Version 10 is one of the most important releases in the history of FLOW-3D. The code has advanced tremendously with the addition of the fluid structure interaction and thermal stress models, both of which give our users even more sophisticated and fundamental numerical modeling capabilities,” said Michael Barkhudarov, Flow Science’s Vice President of Research and Development.

Key models and improvements include:

* Fluid Structure Interaction Model
* Thermal Stress Evolution Model
* Iron Solidification Model
* Granular Flow Model
* Surface Wave Generator Additions
* Moisture Drying Model
* Solid Solute Dissolution Model
* Extended SMP Parallelization
* Optional Materials Properties Database

For more information, visit: www.flow3d.com

A special version of FLOW-3D designed specifically for casting process simulation is now available from Flow Science. FLOW-3D Cast is the latest CFD software to join Flow Science’s product family, which includes FLOW-3D/MP, FLOW-3D ThermoSET, and its flagship software, FLOW-3D.

FLOW-3D Cast features highly-accurate flow and solidification results; dynamic meshing for easy model setup; material libraries for metals, molds, filters and risers; and extensive postprocessing capabilities all accessible from a user interface designed by casting engineers for casting engineers.

“FLOW-3D Cast should help make our highly-accurate simulation tool accessible to a broader spectrum of users, including smaller shops, leading to reduced energy and material waste and increased productivity,” commented Thomas Jensen, President of Flow Science.

Flow Science will showcase FLOW-3D Cast at several upcoming tradeshows, including the American Foundry Society’s 115th Metalcasting Congress on April 5-8, GIFA 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany on June 28- July 2, and the North American Die Casting Association’s 2011 Die Casting Congress on September 19-21.

The interface for FLOW-3D Cast was initially developed under the trade name ConiferCast at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) and was offered through Flow Science’s international distributors in a few European and Asian territories. Simtech Systems Oy, a spin-off from VTT, has continued and extended the development of the tool (in the process winning an award for most successful technology transfer exploiting research results), and in 2009, signed a cooperation agreement with Flow Science to rename the product FLOW-3D Cast, and roll it out worldwide. FLOW-3D Cast is available in three different versions — “Basic,” “Extended,” and “Advanced”—based on the functionality of the solver, and in several languages.

For more information visit: www.flow3d.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/FlowScience

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