Simulation CFD

Simulation CFD
Simulation CFD
Fluid flow simulation

Autodesk Simulation CFD software (formerly known as CFdesign) provides fast, accurate, and flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools to help predict product performance, optimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing.


Advanced fluid flow and heat transfer
Autodesk Simulation CFD Advanced software provides additional fluid flow and thermal analysis tools.

Advanced options include:

  • Compressible
  • Transient
  • Mixing
  • Cavitation
  • Radiation
  • Solar loading
  • Relative humidity
  • Current
  • Voltage

Architectural and MEP applications
Autodesk Simulation CFD Advanced includes a range of CFD modeling and thermal modeling tools for architectural and MEP applications.

Model radiant heat transfer, occupant comfort, predicts contaminant dispersion, smoke migration in and around buildings. Study the long-term effects of diurnal heating.

CAD Connection
Connect your CAD system to Autodesk Simulation CFD analysis software to create associative fluid flow and thermal simulations.

Design Study Environment
Autodesk Simulation CFD provides a flexible, intuitive environment for setting up fluid flow and thermal design studies.

The Design Study Environment allows you to automate the creation of design studies, compare critical values, and review results across multiple designs.

Electrical and lighting applications
A major challenge faced by engineers in the electronics industry is ensuring that components operate below their temperature limits.

Account for radiation, simulate the effect of activating or deactivating a heat-dissipating component, and assess the thermal effects of solar heating.

Fluid flow and heat transfer
Explore a range of CFD analysis tools for simulations of high-speed turbulent, incompressible flows, along with conduction and convective heat transfer.

Fluid flow options:

  • Laminar
  • Turbulent
  • Incompressible
  • Steady state

Heat transfer options:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Forced convection
  • Natural convection

Fluid motion flow
Study how pumps, fans, blowers, valves, pistons, and other mechanical devices interact with and respond to fluid flow.

Motion can be fluid-driven motion (components reacting to flow) or mechanical-driven motion (components drive the flow).

Intelligent automatic meshing
The meshing technology in Autodesk Simulation CFD quickly prepares complex geometry for accurate simulation.

  • Automatic mesh sizing
  • Local size adjustment
  • Geometry mesh diagnostics
  • Boundary layer mesh enhancement
  • Mesh refinement regions

Mechanical and industrial applications
Simulate critical components and systems within machinery, hydraulics, pneumatics, ovens, and other engineering equipment.

Simulate flow startup, capture transient pressure fluid flow development, and simulate the mixing of two similar fluids by using a scalar mixing condition.


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