BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation (CAE/CFD) solutions for product engineering, today announced that NASA is expanding its usage of Exa's PowerFLOW® software for the simulation of concepts to reduce aircraft noise within NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project. PowerFLOW predictions were successfully validated against high-fidelity wind-tunnel tests in 2013, and now, after the cancellation of a planned flight test due to budget constraints, NASA is using PowerFLOW simulations of a full-scale aircraft with flap and landing gear noise treatments to reach the original airframe noise objectives of the project.
"We are pleased to expand our partnership with NASA and support this fascinating project, and are excited that PowerFLOW is meeting NASA's challenging requirements with regards to accuracy, geometric CFD model detail and turnaround time," commented Swen Noelting, Vice President Aerospace for Exa. "With these simulations – some of which are running on more than 10,000 cores – we are truly pushing the boundaries of CFD for industrial applications."About Exa Corporation Exa (Nasdaq:EXA) ( www.exa.com) Corporation's visualization and simulation software helps designers and engineers produce better vehicles and equipment. As a design evolves, Exa accurately predicts the performance of that design while providing actionable insight to optimize the performance of the product. With Exa, the need for costly physical prototypes and expensive late-stage changes is reduced. Now, designers and engineers are freed from the risk of producing compromised products that do not meet market and regulatory requirements. Some of the most successful product companies in the world use Exa, including BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email: email@example.com; URL: www.exa.com; NASDAQ:EXA Exa and PowerFLOW are registered trademarks of Exa Corporation. The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.
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