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Mechanical Analysis Partners

Mentor Graphics has a popular Open Door program for software partners to integrate their solutions with ours. In addition, the Mechanical Analysis Division partners with leading technology providers to develop and deliver world-class CFD simulation solutions and services. These collaborations provide our customers with best-in-class solutions to optimize product performance and improve product development processes. We also engage with world-class Performance Partners who are effectively “power users” of our products and solutions.

European Centre for Power Electronics (ECPE)

The ECPE Network with the registered association, ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V, was founded in 2003 by eight industrial enterprises as an industry-driven Research Network for Power Electronics in Europe. The network comprises of 75 member companies including ABB, Siemens, Fraunhofer, Bosch, ST Microelectronics, Valeo, Infineon, Daimler and Mentor Graphics. Furthermore, 76 European universities and research institutes are integrated in the network as so-called “Competence Centres.” Its mission is to promote education, innovation, science, research and technology transfer in the area of Power Electronics in Europe.

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Fraunhofer Institute SCAI

MpCCI (Mesh-based parallel Code Coupling Interface) has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute SCAI in Germany in order to provide an application independent interface for the coupling of different simulation codes. MpCCI is a software environment which enables the exchange of data between the models of two or more simulation codes at runtime. MpCCI allows the exchange of various kinds of data between the coupled codes; e.g. energy and momentum sources, material properties, mesh definitions, or global quantities. It is the “de-facto” standard for vendor-independent CAE simulation coupling today. Users can couple FloTHERM, FloEFD and Flowmaster and combine with codes of different disciplines and from independent software vendors in one multi-disciplinary analysis. This allows for FSI structural analysis, 1d-3d CFD, magneto-hydrodynamics, radiation-thermal analysis, amongst many other applications. MpCCI also offers an open API to realize adapters for in-house and research codes.

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NAFEMS is the International Association of the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community. It is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 1983 in the UK. Its principal aims are to:

  • Improve the professional status of all persons engaged in the use of engineering simulation
  • Establish best practice in engineering simulation
  • Provide a focal point for the dissemination and exchange of information and knowledge relating to engineering simulation
  • Promote collaboration and communication
  • Act as an advocate for the deployment of simulation
  • Continuously improve the education and training in the use of simulation techniques
  • Be recognised as a valued independent authority that operates with neutrality and integrity

NAFEMS focuses on the practical application of numerical engineering simulation techniques such as the Finite Element Method for Structural Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Multibody Simulation. In addition to over 1,000 end user companies from all industry sectors, stakeholders include technology providers, researchers and academics. Several of the Mechanical Analysis Division’s experts are active members of the NAFEMS CFD Working Group.


JEDEC is the leading developer of open standards for the microelectronics industry. With over 4,000 volunteer participants - appointed by nearly 300 companies and 50 JEDEC committees and subcommittees - the organisation has strived for 50 years to meet the needs of every segment of the electronics industry, both manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that JEDEC generates to meet diverse technical and developmental needs are accepted throughout the world. JEDEC’s collaborative efforts ensure product interoperability, benefiting the industry and ultimately consumers by decreasing time-to-market and reducing product development costs. JEDEC publications and standards are accepted throughout the world, and are free and open to all. Several Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis employees are active members of the JC-15 Thermal Characterization of Semiconductor Packages Committee.


CIE is devoted to advancing knowledge and providing standardization to improve the lighted environment. The International Commission on Illumination - also known as the “CIE” from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage, is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, color and vision, photobiology and image technology. With strong technical, scientific and cultural foundations, the CIE is an independent, non-profit organization that serves member countries on a voluntary basis. Since its inception in 1913, the CIE has become a professional organization and has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and as such is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body. Mentor Mechanical is an active member of the CIE Lighting Thermal Committee.

Computational Sciences Experts group (CSEG)

Founded by Sudhi Uppuluri in 2011 and based in Minnesota, USA, CSEG provides a comprehensive range of services for thermo-fluid system simulation ranging from model building to developing and documenting best practices in tackling complex design problems, particularly in the automotive industry. 1D-3D CFD and co-simulation using Flowmaster during product development is a special focus of CSEG in order to capture interactions between various systems and to create virtual vehicle prototypes. CSEG aims to provide extensive integration between CAE tools thus enabling optimization across systems.

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Bromley Technologies Ltd

Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division provides support and software as a sponsor of performance partners. One such company is Bromley Technologies Ltd run by two brothers, Dr. Kristan Bromley and Richard Bromley based in Sheffield, UK. The power of Mentor’s upfront CFD simulation tools provides competitive advantage to World Bob Skeleton Champions, Kristan and his partner Shelley Rudman where time to solution and aerodynamic accuracy is critical.

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Mentor’s Mechanical Analysis Division provides support and software as a sponsor of performance partners. One such partner is Voxdale BVBA in Antwerp, Belgium set up by Koen Beyers in 2005. Voxdale is a design, engineering and research agency that focuses on innovation, concept generation and the development of systems and products. Virtual simulation tools for structural analysis, thermal management and flow optimization ensure a dedicated approach that is very well suited for companies in R&D, medical, environmental and energy industries. The power of Mentor’s upfront CFD simulation tools provides competitive advantage to Keon in his team from applications stretching from Motor and Water Sports to novel consumer products and even wind turbines and chemical plant. He is a power user of FloEFD for Creo and an expert at showing what it can do.

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