EDAG The world's largest independent engineering service provider, and simulation specialist MERKLE & PARTNER (Heidenheim) are starting a cooperation in the field of CFD simulation technology, in order to be able to provide their customers with all-round, state-of-the-art integrated solutions.

As a developer of complete vehicles, the EDAG Group offers a wide range of simulation applications to ensure the digital support and optimisation of all stages of the product development process.

The acknowledged expertise of MERKLE & PARTNER in the field of fluid mechanics (CFD) is the ideal complement to the skills of the EDAG Group in the digital product environment. "With this intention in mind, we will in the future be joining forces to continue to expand our existing business activities in this area," explains Jörg Hülsmann, Head of CAE and Vehicle Safety. "Through our cooperation, we will be integrating MERKLE & PARTNER in international projects being carried out in our global customer network. A genuine win-win situation in which the integrated high-level portfolio of simulation applications will also profit our customers."

The range of services in fluid mechanics extends from single-phase and multi-phase flows to particle simulations. Working on a project-specific basis, the relevant competences will be put to the best possible use for the benefit of the customer throughout the cooperation. Among other things, the improved performance is expected to contribute to the rational handling of the increasing number of complete vehicle developments, and to enable component and module developments to be offered as complete solutions.