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ADS Unveils Program to Enhance Engine Durability

Program enables qualified participants to evaluate advanced CFD capabilities to combat high cycle fatigue developed under an SBIR Phase II grant from the U.S. Air Force

PLEASANTON, Calif. - April, 30, 2010 - AeroDynamic Solutions, Inc. (ADS) today announced an OEM Evaluation Program as part of its SBIR Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

To support AFRL initiatives in the area of advanced gas turbine research, ADS has developed advanced conjugate heat transfer and full wheel unsteady simulation capabilities based on its aerospace class solver, Code Leo, and turbomachinery-optimized mesh generator, Code Wand.

With a year of development and initial testing complete, the company now seeks a small set of qualified commercial design partners to exercise and evaluate its capabilities in one or both areas.  ADS will begin accepting applications immediately, with initial OEM partners to be selected by July 1, 2010.  A six month evaluation period, during which license fees will be waived in return for evaluation and feedback, will commence shortly thereafter.

"The need for lighter, cheaper and faster gas turbine engines is driving new designs capable of operating at extremely high temperatures and pressure ratios," said Ron-Ho (Bob) Ni, Chairman and CTO of ADS.  "Under these conditions, it is critical for designers to have CFD that can be counted on to anticipate and counteract the aero and thermal loading effects that can lead to high cycle fatigue.  The OEM Evaluation Program gives qualified participants a low risk means to address a high risk design issue using the capabilities we've developed with the support of the U.S. Air Force."

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About ADS

ADS delivers aerospace-class CFD for the global turbomachinery industry. Built on the innovations of Ron-Ho Ni and rooted in decades of cutting edge aerospace application, the ADS solution suite enables turbomachinery designers to tackle a wide range of compressor and turbine flow problems with confidence. The company is privately-held and headquartered in Pleasanton, CA. For more information or to download a free 30-day evaluation, please visit