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Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers. Mentor’s Mechanical Higher Education Program aims to ensure that mechanical engineering students and researchers have access to the latest fluid dynamics software used in industry.

We recognise this and provide our mechanical analysis software for teaching and educational use at vastly reduced prices. Educational versions of all our software products are identical to those used in industry, with no imposed restrictions on the physical models available or the mesh size. From high school programs through to higher degree university research, Mentor Graphics’ mechanical analysis software provides both the ease-of-use and technical depth needed for all educational needs.

Mentor Graphics Mechanical Division has a long history of collaborative research, and is active within the NAFEMS CFD Working Group and JEDEC Thermal Committee. We support undergraduate teaching and research in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Working with partners such as PTC & SolidWorks enables high school students to discover that engineering is cool!

“With EFD there’s no need to learn a new user interface, no CAD export, and the meshing is fully automated, so students can focus solely on learning about fluid dynamics instead of how to use the software” said John Parry, research manager at Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. “I’m delighted by how well EFD has been received by the educational community.”

Dr. John Parry, CEng, Research Manager, Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis, UK


Embedded into major MCAD systems Concurrent CFD software FloEFD is a full-featured 3D fluid flow and heat transfer analysis package to help Design Engineers optimize product design and speed up their workflow.... FloEFD™

In use by 75 of the top 100 electronics companies in the world, FloTHERM® is a powerful 3D computational fluid dynamics software that predicts airflow and heat transfer in and around electronic equipment,... FloTHERM®

FloVENT® is a powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that predicts 3D airflow, heat transfer, contamination distribution and comfort indices in and around buildings of all types and sizes;... FloVENT®

High School Program

Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis’ Higher Education Program (HEP) also extends to high schools, to help inspire students engaged in STEM education by demonstrating the relevance to the real world.

We provide our FloEFD software for use in high schools through selected initiatives such as F1 in Schools and the US Department of Environment’s Real World Design Challenge in conjunction with partners such as Parametric Technology Corporation and SolidWorks. Through programs like F1 in Schools Mentor Graphics hopes to give students an appreciation of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in achieving the best design possible and, like all involved in Formula 1, develop a passion for excellence!

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