SOURCE: Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc.

July 08, 2008 09:00 ET

Sixty Formula SAE Teams Join the CFdesign Premier Sponsorship Program

University Engineering Students Eagerly Sign-Up for the Opportunity to Use Upfront CFD to Optimize the Designs of Various Components on Their Formula SAE Racecars

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Blue Ridge Numerics announced today over the past three months 60 Formula SAE teams have signed-up to take advantage of the new CFdesign Premier Sponsorship Program. The program gives team members access to a commercial license of CFdesign, full technical support and discounted training in exchange for normal sponsorship acknowledgments.

"With CFdesign there's no need to export CAD geometry and meshing is fully automated, students can focus on how to optimize their designs instead of how to use the software," said Maureen Kennedy, Marketing Academic Program Leader at Blue Ridge Numerics. "Time is a huge factor for every team, CFdesign helps them quickly get the answers they need so they can focus on fabrication."

Blue Ridge Numerics is committed to empowering engineering students with CAD-driven tools that optimize flow and thermal performance. The design expectation of FSAE competition judges increases each year. CFdesign will help Formula SAE teams accelerate innovation in their quest to take home the SAE Foundation Cup.

"Using CFD is essential to the development of a competitive Formula SAE racecar in this ever more demanding competition," said Brandon Bordner, FSAE Team Representative at Ohio State University. "From engine intake analysis to cooling system design, CFdesign will be vital to our success next season."

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 North America. The company's CFdesign upfront CFD software integrates comprehensive fluid-flow and heat-transfer simulation into early phases of design and engineering, when companies can dramatically improve product quality, time-to-market, and ultimately profitability through the product life cycle. Learn more at

About Formula SAE

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 annual competitions for judging and comparison against approximately 120 other vehicles from colleges and universities throughout the world.

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    Jim Spann
    vice president - marketing
    blue ridge numerics, inc.
    direct: +1.434.977.2764 ext.120