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Simulation CFD vs. CFD Advanced vs. CFD Motion

Simulation CFD solver licenses are available in three levels. Pair the Simulation CFD Design Study Environment with the Simulation CFD, Simulation CFD Advanced, or Simulation CFD Motion solver to meet your simulation needs.

Simulation CFD Simulation CFD Advanced Simulation CFD Motion
Design Study Environment (software sold separately)
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
Fluid flow
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
Heat transfer
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)
Intelligent meshing
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
Turbulence models
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)
RNG
Eddy viscosity
Mixing length
Automatic turbulence startup
Laminar
SOLID BODY MOTION
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
HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLVING (INCLUDED)
Multicore single machine
Microsoft HPC cluster
Remote solving
Parallel solving on multiple machines*

*Requires multiple solver licenses.