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From Digitally Scanned DWG Geometry to Autodesk CFD Model: A Workflow for a Real Case Study

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    Taking as an example a real-world case—a dam discharge tunnel—this class will show how to handle a model that originated from digital scan, taking it toward a model that is at the same time simple, but keeping the relevant features. We will explain the workflow of turning the complex surface model into point clouds and simplified surfaces, and then generate a Simulation-friendly model—all using a wide range of Autodesk, Inc., products (like AutoCAD Civil 3D software, ReCap software, Inventor software, Remake software, and Fusion 360 software). Having the final model, we will explain how to set it up in Autodesk CFD software using the latest features of Autodesk CFD 2017 software—especially Hydrostatic Pressure—showing how it works and generates accurate results predicting the flow in and around the tunnel. Results derived from simulations are used for the design of the tunnel entrance to maximize the efficiency of the discharge, and to avoid problematic effects like cavitation. A representative of the EP customer that commissioned the project will be joining as a co-presenter. This session features CFD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Fusion 360. AIA Approved

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to work with models coming from digital scan and transform them in AutoCAD
    • Learn how to work with point clouds and convert them to surfaces in Fusion 360
    • Understand the challenges of setting up a model in Autodesk CFD
    • Learn how to use the new Hydrostatic Pressure feature in Autodesk CFD 2017