Madison, WisconsinㅡSeptember 14, 2018ㅡConvergent Science is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the commercial release of their flagship product, CONVERGE CFD software. Founded in 1997 by a handful of graduate students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Convergent Science is a rapidly growing, international computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software company with over 100 employees.
CFD software is used to analyze complex problems involving fluid flow. Inspired by their time spent at the Engine Research Center at UW-Madison, Kelly Senecal, Eric Pomraning, Keith Richards, and Daniel Lee—all co-founders and co-owners of Convergent Science—originally developed CONVERGE to model combustion and flow in internal combustion engines for use in the automotive industry. They learned many of the skills they used to create their software during their graduate studies with the UW-Madison Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Convergent Science released the first commercial version of CONVERGE in 2008. Although it was initially difficult to compete with large, established CFD software companies, CONVERGE is now the leading CFD software for modeling internal combustion engines worldwide. Engine and automotive manufacturers use CONVERGE to help them design cleaner, more efficient engines to reduce environmentally harmful emissions. In addition, CONVERGE is increasingly used for other applications, such as simulating gas turbines, exhaust aftertreatment, pumps, and compressors.
Convergent Science is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with additional offices in Texas, Michigan, Austria, and India. It was important to the owners of Convergent Science to keep the world headquarters in Madison.
“Madison is a great city that attracts a lot of really talented people,” said co-owner Kelly Senecal. “We’re very invested in Madison, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the community here.”
Convergent Science will celebrate ten years of CONVERGE at their CONVERGE User Conference in Madison, which will take place September 24-28. Convergent Science hosts two user conferences every year, one in North America and one in Europe, designed to bring CONVERGE users together to share their latest research and discuss challenging CFD problems. The CONVERGE User Conferences consist of technical presentations, CONVERGE training, and networking events, and the upcoming conference in Madison will also include a ten-year celebration on September 25 at the historic Orpheum Theater on State Street.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished at Convergent Science,” said Senecal, “but I think the best part of owning the company is seeing our employees prosper and grow into world-class developers and engineers. That’s what makes it fun to come into work everyday.”
Founded in 1997 in Madison, Wisconsin, Convergent Science is a global leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Its customers include leading automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturers, tier one suppliers, and professional motorsport teams.
Its flagship product, CONVERGE, includes groundbreaking technology that eliminates the user-defined mesh, fully couples the automated mesh and the solver at runtime, and automatically refines the mesh when and where it is needed. CONVERGE is revolutionizing the CFD industry and shifting the paradigm towards predictive CFD.
Its flagship product, CONVERGE, is an innovative CFD software with truly autonomous meshing capabilities that eliminate the grid generation bottleneck from the simulation process. CONVERGE is revolutionizing the CFD industry and shifting the paradigm toward predictive CFD.
For more information about Convergent Science please visit convergecfd.com.