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Autodesk CFD, Autodesk CFD Advanced, and Autodesk CFD Motion

Autodesk CFD is available in 3 levels of solvers: Autodesk CFD, Autodesk CFD Advanced, and Autodesk CFD Motion. The CFD Design Study Environment must be paired with a CFD solver for simulations.

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At a glance

  • Essential capabilities for analyzing computation fluid dynamics
  • Additional capabilities for fluid flow and heat transfer analysis
  • All CFD capabilities, plus solid body motion analysis

Direct modeling with SimStudio Tools

Defeaturing with SimStudio Tools

MultiCAD data exchange

Design study automation

Multi-scenario design review center

Model-centric interface

Customizable material databases

Heat sink, compact thermal, LED, and TEC models

Fan, porous media, HX, TIM, and PCB models

Non-Newtonian fluid materials

Point, wall, and bulk-flow data extraction

Pre- and post-processing API

Customizable report generator

Web and mobile storage, sharing, and viewing

FSI with Simulation Mechanical

Simulation Data Management with Vault

Export results to Showcase, 3DS max, VRED, Maya

2D and 3D Cartesian

2D axisymmetric

Laminar flow

Turbulent flow

Incompressible flow

Subsonic flow

Compressible flow

Steady state (time-independent)

Transient (time-varying)

Lagrangian particle tracking

Two-fluid scalar mixing

Two-phase flows (humidity and steam)

Nucleate boiling

Height of fluid

Free surface (Volume Of Fluid)

Compressible liquid (water hammer)

Cavitation

Conduction and conjugate heat transfer

Forced, natural, mixed convection

Thermal comfort calculation

Temperature-dependent heat source

Radiation heat transfer

Radiation through transparent media

Solar loading

Temperature-dependent emissivity

Joule heating (temperature-dependent resistivity)

Geometry mesh diagnostics

Automatic mesh sizing

Solution-adaptive mesh

Global and local size adjustment

Boundary-layer mesh enhancement

Interactive mesh-refinement regions

Extrusion meshing

Mesh growth-rate control

Fluid gap and thin solid refinement

Surface wrap meshing

K-epsilon

K-epsilon with intelligent wall formulation

Low Reynolds number K-epsilon

SST k-omega

SST k-omega SAS (Scale Adaptive Simulation)

SST k-omega DES (Detached Eddy Simulation)

SST K-omega RC (Smirnov Menter)

SST K-omega RC (Hellsten)

RNG

Eddy viscosity

Mixing length

Automatic turbulence startup

Laminar

User prescribed or fluid driven motion

Multiple rotating frame of reference

Linear

Angular

Combined linear and angular

Combined orbital and angular

Nutating

Sliding vane

Unconstrained (6 DOF) motion

Multicore single machine

Microsoft HPC cluster

Multi-node solving

Remote solving

Parallel solving on multiple machines