Siemens Ltd. China

06/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/10/2021 01:10

Siemens acquires Nextflow Software to speed simulations with advanced meshless technology

  • Siemens to integrate Nextflow Software's meshless CFD technology into the Xcelerator software portfolio for fast and automated analysis of complex applications with transient flows and motion
  • Acquisition to enable sophisticated CFD earlier in the design process to deliver more competitive products in less time and cost

Siemens today signed a digital project cooperation agreement with Trinomab Biotech Co., Ltd. (Trinomab) to help the latter build a digital factory for native human monoclonal antibody drugs. Based on Siemens' leading products and digital solutions, as well as its full-lifecycle support and services covering factory planning, engineering construction, production operation and maintenance, and application training, the two parties will create a digital factory model project at Trinomab's Zhuhai headquarters, thus promoting the construction of future digital factories of Trinomab subsidiaries and accelerating the industrialization of native human monoclonal antibody drugs.

Siemens announced today that it has acquired Nextflow Software, an independent provider of advanced particle-based computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions. Nextflow Software will become part of Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its offering will expand the Simcenter™ software portfolio, part of the Siemens' Xcelerator™ portfolio of software and services, with rapid meshless CFD capabilities to accelerate the analysis of complex transient applications in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries such as gear box lubrication, tank sloshing or electric motor spray cooling.

'Our customers need to leverage sophisticated simulations earlier and more often in their design process, and this is creating a strong demand for rapid and automated CFD of dynamic gas-liquid flows,' said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, Senior Vice President, Simulation and Test Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software. 'Meshless technology has emerged as a leading solution to greatly reduce the setup and solving times for this class of problems, accelerating time to results and prove the behavior of products at a reduced time and cost.'

Siemens Digital Industries Software is already positioned strongly in the CFD market, providing both CAD-centric and high-fidelity solutions across mechanical and electrical design scenarios. The addition of Nextflow Software's Smooth-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) technology into the Simcenter portfolio can enable analysts to leverage the complementary nature of meshless and mesh-based solvers to capitalize on each of their strengths, opening the door to new applications that were previously difficult to address.

'We are very excited to join Siemens and expand the scope of CFD simulation for our customers,' said Vincent Perrier, CEO of Nextflow Software 'Today, there is no single validation approach that fits all industrial applications. As engineering problems become more complex and design cycles are shortened, analysts must find the optimal trade-off between accuracy and computation time. Nextflow Software's SPH solutions nicely complement the existing CFD offering in the Simcenter Portfolio to overcome challenges of complexity and long run-times.'

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Nantes, France, Nextflow Software is a startup company focused on the development of innovative SPH meshless CFD methods. They have played a critical role in moving SPH from academic labs into the hands of analysts across industries, helping simulate complex transient problems faster and earlier in the product development cycle.

The transaction closed on June 1, 2021. Terms were not disclosed.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI)

Siemens Digital Industries (DI)is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI's unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

About Siemens in China

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. For almost 150 years since its entering into China in 1872, Siemens has pioneered cooperation with the country with its solutions, technologies and products. In fiscal 2020 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020), Siemens generated revenue of €7.3 billion in China, with over 30,000 employees. Siemens has become an integral part of the Chinese economy and society, and continues to partner with the country to address her pursuit of sustainable development. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.cn.

For further information please contact:

Siemens Ltd., China
Communications
Ms. Liang Xiujing
Tel:+86-10-6476 5327
E-mail:[email protected]

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