June 01, 2009 10:27 ET

Newmerical Technologies' Opinion Solicited Regarding Yankee Stadium Wind Problems

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) -

Attention US Sports Editors:

Newmerical Technologies International, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange-Venture (TSX VENTURE:CFD) is a world leader in computational fluid dynamics (www.newmerical.com) and in wind effects around buildings and stadiums (cwe.newmerical.com).

Structural design and directional orientation of baseball stadiums can affect wind patterns and spatial distribution of wind speeds within the confines of a stadium both at ground level and higher elevations. This can influence the flight trajectories and distance travelled by baseballs. Wind approaching from certain directions can exacerbate the effects. The study of stadium-related wind effects, early in the design phase of proposed stadiums and prior to structural renovations on existing stadiums, can yield further understanding as to a stadium's potential labeling as a "hitter-friendly" or "pitcher-friendly" ballpark.

Newmerical Technologies' General Manager, Dr. Dennis Torok, based in Minneapolis, has been continuously in the news lately as he has been invited to provide opinions on the possible causes of the significant increase in home runs being hit in the "new" Yankee Stadium. Dennis is a world-class wind-engineering expert and an avid baseball fan. His comments on wind issues relative to Yankee Stadium have appeared in New York Magazine, Newsday, Minneapolis Star and Tribune, Kansas City Star and as a panelist on National Public Radio "Science Friday". They can be read in the news section of cwe.newmerical.com.

He has also been interviewed for an article to appear in USA Today on Tuesday June 2nd. We invite you to read it.

These interviews have attracted the attention of baseball enthusiasts and the general public to the merits and superiority of computational wind engineering, in which Newmerical Technologies is a leader. Newmerical Technologies' unique scientific methods in this area may be of interest to teams considering new stadiums or wanting to correct existing anomalous situations caused either by the lack of wind studies or by wind studies carried out using archaic legacy methods.

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