SOURCE: Blue Ridge Numerics

April 12, 2007 15:25 ET

Blue Ridge Numerics Sponsors Formula SAE Collegiate Design Competition

First-Ever CFdesign Computational Fluid Dynamics Award to Be Presented During Competition

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 12, 2007 -- Blue Ridge Numerics is pleased to announce their corporate sponsorship of the Formula SAE Competition to be held May 16-20 at the Ford Proving Grounds near Romeo, Michigan.

Along with this sponsorship, representatives from Blue Ridge Numerics will present the inaugural CFdesign Computational Fluid Dynamics Award to the team who exhibits the best implementation of computational fluid dynamics for component or system design.

"We are very pleased that Blue Ridge Numerics is supporting our Formula SAE competition. Many of the design challenges teams have to solve when designing a winning Formula SAE entry lend themselves to the use of computational fluid dynamics. The skills students develop in applying CFD tools to their Formula project will serve them well in their engineering careers," said Steven Daum, Formula SAE Program Manager.

Organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Formula SAE competition gives students a unique opportunity to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete in formula-style racing cars. Teams build cars over a period of about one year and take them to the annual competition for judging and comparison against approximately 140 other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world.

Award Entries Now Being Accepted

Formula Teams using CFD as a design tool are encouraged to submit an entry for the CFdesign Award no later than Friday, May 11th, 2007. For full details contact Maureen Kennedy via e-mail ( or phone (434.977.2764 x136).

About Blue Ridge Numerics

Blue Ridge Numerics is the fastest growing CFD software company in the world and consistently ranked among the fastest growing technology companies in America.

CFdesign puts comprehensive fluid flow and heat transfer simulation upfront in the product development process, where it creates tremendous value for companies of all sizes. The company's rapidly growing customer list includes leaders across every industry, with special emphasis on those involving complex CAD assemblies commonly found in automotive, avionics, electronics, machinery, mechatronics, pumps, and turbomachinery.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jim Spann
    Vice president - Marketing
    Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc.
    434.977.2764 ext. 120