NUMECA, successful in Computer Fluid Dynamics

Publication date 29.07.2011

Software for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Design and Automation

In 1992, NUMECA International was created as a result of successful research activities in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) within the Department of Fluid Mechanics, headed in those days by Prof. dr. Charles Hirsch.  This fast-growing university spin-off is led today by Charles Hirsch, Chairman en Marc Tombroff, General Manager, and is a worldwide player in the industrial software for fluid simulation, grid generation and design optimization.


NUMECA International has branches and agents in Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, India, Korea, Japan, China and the US. In 2000 this successful enterprise received the “Grote Prijs Ondernemen 2000”, awarded by the Belgian Chamber of Trade and Industry for its contribution to the economic and social development of the Brussels Region. Today (2013) more than 80 engineers and scientists work for NUMECA International, in Brussels and over 115 worldwide.

NUMECA International’s software is used for applications in the area of propulsion and energy transformation, based on rotating machines,  in the design of important components of the Vulcain engines of the Ariane 4 and 5 rockets, the simulation of wind turbines, aerodynamics of cars and airplanes, or ship hydrodynamics. Major companies, such as Airbus, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, SNECMA, Toyota, Honda, General Electric, Kawasaki, General Motors, and many more worldwide, rely today on the NUMECA software.

With the establishment of a worldwide network of scientific collaborations, NUMECA International has access to the most recent advances and developments in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Since its early years, NUMECA has taken part in many EU research projects. Thanks to this collaboration between the academic and scientific world, the company stays abreast of the latest technology and can offer innovative and creative programs in all sectors of digital flow simulation.

NUMECA International NV
Terhulpsesteenweg, 189
1170 Brussels l Belgium

General Manager: Marc Tombroff

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