Flow Science Announces Discovery Channel Features FLOW-3D Simulation of Da Vinci Horse
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, March 8, 2010. Flow Science’s Italian associate, XC Engineering, using the powerful modeling capabilities of FLOW-3D, has helped prove that the huge horse that Leonardo Da Vinci designed but never got to cast, is feasible. XC Engineering worked with the Institute and Museum of the History of Science (IMSS) in Florence, Italy, to bring this ancient masterpiece to “virtual” life. Their collaborative results have been featured online by Discovery Channel and MSNBC.
Using FLOW-3D simulation software and guided by the knowledge of IMSS historians, the casting of the huge horse monument was reproduced following the original drawings and design of Leonardo Da Vinci. The conclusion was that the 24-foot-high, 70-ton bronze horse would have been successfully cast in a single pouring in just 165 seconds, despite the doubts of engineers over the centuries. The simulated results speak not only to the reliability and accuracy of the project, but also give a 3D rendering of the final real appearance of the horse.
The article, “Da Vinci's Huge Horse Statue Proven Feasible” is featured on the Discovery Channel’s website and on MSNBC’s website and their coverage of the Institute of History and Science's announcement.
Flow Science, Inc. is a privately-held software company specializing in computational fluid dynamics software for industrial and scientific applications worldwide. Flow Science has distributors for FLOW-3D sales and support in nations throughout Europe, Asia and North America. FLOW-3D is a registered trademark in the USA and other countries.
XC Engineering is the Italian associate for Flow Science and is a privately-held company that is a reseller of FLOW-3D, FLOW-3D/Cast, and other CAE software.
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