Software Cradle expands CFD offering

Written by: Chris Shaw | Published:

Altair has announced an addition to its HyperWorks Partner Alliance (HWPA) of STREAM, the thermal fluid analysis system by Software Cradle.

HyperWorks users can now download the latest version of STREAM from the HWPA website at and use STREAM at little or no incremental cost through their existing HyperWorks software license system. To date, over 350 companies worldwide have joined the HyperWorks Partner Alliance.

Inspired by the growing adoption of its CFD application SC/Tetra within the HWPA, Software Cradle has expanded its offering to include STREAM through the HyperWorks platform. Where SC/Tetra uses unstructured mesh to enable the calculation of complex geometries, the STREAM CFD software captures geometric shape as an approximated structured (Cartesian or cylindrical) mesh. This method is especially advantageous for design engineers in need of stability, high computational speed and low memory consumption for models with many parts composed of predominantly rectangular shapes.

User friendly Wizard navigation makes it easy to set up analysis conditions and a wide range of solver functions ensure fast, functional results. STREAM also boasts a powerful postprocessor to visualize analysis results and create beautiful effects and animations for impressive presentations. Applications of this technology include indoor air conditioning systems, environmental assessment of wind, and electronics cooling. Industries such as construction, civil engineering, electronics, chemical and automotive utilize STREAM's MultiBlock meshing functions, material property library, high computational speed and robust calculation solver for their CFD analysis.

HyperWorks is a suite of enterprise analytic applications that includes statistical, database, visualization and simulation software to help companies make better business decisions. Its patented HyperWorks Units licensing technology allows users to transparently share software licenses globally across a broad suite of applications.

The addition of Software Cradle's second CFD technology brings the total number of applications available under the HyperWorks platform to 57 including 29 third-party software applications such as STREAM. These applications enable users to maximize their current investment in HyperWorks licenses by giving their engineers and designers flexible access to a growing pool of leading technology solutions.

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