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Flow dynamics simulation software

Simulation CFD software provides flexible fluid flow and thermal simulation tools to help you make decisions earlier in the product development process. Easily explore and compare design alternatives  and better understand the implications of design choices before manufacturing. 

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    Interoperability and customization

  • CAD connection

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

  • Automation scripting

    Improve your design process—use the Simulation CFD Application Programming Interface (API) to automate and customize tasks.

  • High-quality visualization

    Combine analysis results from Simulation CFD with dedicated visualization tools to create photo-realistic renderings. Gain interoperability with ShowcaseVRED3ds Max, and Maya

    Result analysis

  • Flexible cloud solving options

    Learn about the flexible solving options in Simulation CFD. Continue working locally while you solve in the cloud.

  • Design Study Environment

    Study design iterations within an intuitive workflow. Drive innovation by providing product teams with data to make informed design decisions.

  • Intelligent automatic mesh sizing

    Use geometry and solution-based meshing automation.

  • Free surface

    Dynamically simulate the interface between liquids and gases with free surface modeling capability.

  • Architectural and MEP applications

    Improve occupant comfort, increase operating efficiency, and optimize building design.

  • Industrial flow control applications

    Design to reduce pressure drop or optimize flow distribution. Advanced capabilities include the ability to simulate fluid and solid interactions to help reduce valve chatter. Visualize flow fields and model complex cavitation, free surface, and erosion.

    Heat transfer analysis

  • Simplified heat sinks

    Use heat sink materials to simulate the performance of your heat sink components with geometrically simple models. In models containing heat sinks with large aspect ratios (the ratio of fin height to fin spacing), meshing components requires many elements, and a full system analysis can be expensive and time-consuming. The heat sink material significantly reduces mesh counts and improves run times.

  • Thermal management

    Use digital prototyping for your thermal management designs to create one physical prototype for validation. Thermal management solver capabilities in Simulation CFD include all modes of heat transfer from solid to solid or solid to fluid. The finite element approach solves for the temperature at the surface, allowing easy and accurate mapping to Simulation Mechanical software or another vendor's FEA tool.