ANSYS 11 & Vista

An ANSYS 11.0 Press Release was issued on 27 February 2007. The extract below contains reference to PCA's preliminary sizing tools for centrifugal compressors and pumps - Vista CCD and Vista CPD.

Later ANSYS releases are planned to embody more Vista turbomachinery design software.

ANSYS LATEST RELEASE FEATURES UNIQUE SIMULATION TECHNOLOGIES AND INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS ANSYS 11.0's Powerful Enhancements Increase Productivity and Broaden Engineering Simulation

SOUTHPOINTE, PA - February 26, 2007 - ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced Version 11.0 of its ANSYSŪ software. This latest version of the ANSYS family of engineering simulation solutions offers new and enhanced tools and capabilities that enable users to complete jobs efficiently and fully leverage Simulation Driven Product Development for a wide range of applications. This release represents the leading edge in integrated, best-in-class computer-aided engineering (CAE) functionality including advanced analysis, meshing, optimization, multiphysics and multibody dynamics.

The enhancements to ANSYS 11.0 software follow the tradition of making powerful simulation tools available to an increasingly wider range of product developers. "As with previous major product releases, we are pleased that ANSYS continues to deliver according to customer expectations: better and more expansive tools, all in pursuit of true Simulation Driven Product Development," says Jim Cashman, president and CEO of ANSYS, Inc.

The first step in the turbomachinery design process is to obtain a preliminary design using initial sizing software, given the performance criteria and sizing constraints. At ANSYS 11.0, PCA Engineers Limited's Vista CC Design (CCD) initial sizing software for centrifugal compressors, and Vista CP Design (CPD) for pumps, are included in ANSYS BladeModeler. CCD is a rapid meanline design program that - when given the compressor duty mass flow, pressure ratio and geometric constraints - configures the compressor scantlings, vane inlet and exit angles, velocity triangles. It also provides essential non-dimensional performance parameters, such as specific speed and specific flow rate on which design decisions can be based. CPD works in a similar way for centrifugal and mixed-flow pumps*.

Turbo Solutions Engineering LLC has experience with a broad range of CAE software. It uses ANSYS solutions to help customers in industries such as aerospace and HVAC to develop new machines. "The recent addition of PCA Engineers' Vista CCD and Vista CPD compressor and pump design software into the ANSYS CFX product line has considerably streamlined our turbomachinery design process," says Nicholas D'Orsi, partner and chief engineer at Turbo Solutions Engineering. By using the Vista interface, we can rapidly complete iterative sizing and performance estimation for centrifugal and mixed-flow turbomachinery. A key feature of this new interface is the transfer of an initial impeller three-dimensional design into ANSYS BladeModeler software. Once inside ANSYS BladeModeler, the analysis features of ANSYS CFX allow for quick optimization of the design."

The goal of the ANSYS focused software development road map is to provide customers with the most advanced and reliable engineering simulation solutions available in the industry. Chris Reid, vice president, marketing at ANSYS, Inc., says, "With ANSYS 11.0, we have continued our track record of adding significant new and enhanced capabilities to address increasing complexity and sophistication - simulation requirements that come from our valued customers as well as the industry in general."

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* Paragraph thus marked includes some minor edits - PCA Engineers Limited.

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