Sauber and Fluent extend cooperation

Sauber Petronas and Fluent have signed an agreement extending their successful cooperation in the field of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) by another three years. Under the terms of the agreement, Fluent will be supplying CFD software to the ...

Sauber Petronas and Fluent have signed an agreement extending their successful cooperation in the field of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) by another three years. Under the terms of the agreement, Fluent will be supplying CFD software to the Swiss Formula 1 Team until the end of 2006. In return, Fluent will be receiving various marketing services, including the use of the wind tunnel for exclusive events.

Commenting on the extension of the technical partnership, Team Principal Peter Sauber said: "Aerodynamics have become an increasingly critical factor in recent years. This has made CFD simulation consistently more important as well. Fluent are a highly competent partner for us, making a major contribution to our ability to work in this field successfully."

For Udo Weinmann, General Manager of Fluent Germany, the partnership confirms the quality delivered by Fluent: "Formula 1 constantly operates at the limit. High precision and speed are key criteria for success in this high-tech competition. The Sauber Petronas development team consider CFD simulation as a crucial factor to successfully shorten development cycles. We're delighted that Sauber have opted to use Fluent's time-tested and leading CFD software for their simulation tasks."

Torbjörn Larsson, Head of CFD at Sauber, regards the partnership with Fluent as an important basis for the team's aerodynamic developments. "The computational efficiency and accuracy of the Fluent software, combined with its functionality and flexibility, have allowed us to efficiently integrate CFD into the aerodynamic development process. The extension of our technical partnership with Fluent ensures that we use state-of-the-art fluid mechanics simulations," he said.

Fluent are the world's leading supplier in the rapidly growing market of fluid flow simulation. Applications range from modelling laminar and turbulent flow with heat exchange, including radiation, all the way to mixing processes, chemical reactions, combustions, multi-phase flow and aerodynamic calculations. In addition, Fluent offer a complete range of supporting services in the field of fluid flow simulation. Fluent are headquartered in Lebanon (New Hampshire, USA) and represented around the world with 16 offices and numerous distributors. Consulting support for Sauber Petronas' engineers is provided by Fluent Germany.

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