Flowmaster Group, the 1D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software for system design company, has been acquired by Mentor Graphics. 1D CFD solutions allow for very rapid engineering design of complex fluid flow network systems like water-cooled electronic racks, automotive vehicle thermal management, and aerospace fuel systems.
This acquisition consolidates the position of Mentor Graphics as the first EDA company to move into the adjacent Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) mechanical analysis space.
The acquisition of Flowmaster complements the acquisition of Flomerics Limited by Mentor Graphics in 2008, the leading player in the general purpose, 3D multi-CAD embedded CFD and 3D electronics cooling thermal analysis sectors, and broadens the Mentor Graphics portfolio in the CFD space. The combination of the CFD software products and services from Mentor Graphics and Flowmaster, both targeted at engineers, designers and analysts, is expected to provide the most comprehensive set of upfront and concurrent CFD design tools available in the market today. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Flowmaster Group is a Dutch owned, UK-based international organisation with over twenty years’ experience providing industry-leading, thermo-fluid systems simulation software to the aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, power generation, process, rail and water industries.