Altair to distribute GE’S engine system modelling software
Published: 18 May 2018 - Rachael Morling
Altair has become the exclusive distributor for GE’s Flow Simulator software. This comprehensive engine system modelling software provides the functionality of numerous tools for fluid systems to enable multi-disciplinary analyses. Altair will leverage its expertise in commercial software deployment and support, broad industry domain knowledge, and global footprint to expand the technology’s adoption.
“We are very excited to work with Altair Engineering to commercialize our Flow Simulator software, a GE state-of-the art engine system modeling tool,” said Gary Mercer, vice president and general manager of engineering for GE Aviation. “This software helped guide GE to design world record efficient gas turbines and the more advanced aircraft engines in the industry.”
Developed internally by GE with a modern Graphics User Interface (GUI), GE’s Flow Simulator is a robust multi-grid based solver. It uses the powerful continuity-based Newton-Raphson method, encompassing several numerical techniques that conquer the robustness issues of stiff fluid system designs. It currently serves more than 1,500 users as a single-fluid system modeling tool across the aerothermal and combustion engineering design communities at GE.
“Flow Simulator’s mixed fidelity simulation capabilities for engine systems fill an important gap to help improve design processes and reduce development, manufacturing and operational costs for many organizations. It is a welcome addition to Altair’s strong multiphysics system modeling portfolio,” said Dr. Uwe Schramm, chief technical officer at Altair.