Autodesk CFD software is a great tool for virtual prototyping and for understanding the performance of fluid-thermal systems. This class will explore using Autodesk CFD to test the performance of a ventilation system in a parking garage before the design is finished and implemented. Parking garages require carefully designed and engineered ventilation systems to keep air quality high and car exhaust (specifically toxic carbon monoxide) levels low. You will get information on mathematical background and design criteria, and learn how to prepare simulation-ready CAD, mesh settings, and solver options, as well as how to set up boundary conditions. By the end of this class, you will be able to perform your own Autodesk CFD car exhaust analysis in a garage or tunnel.
- Learn how to set up boundary conditions that represent your system and design
- Understand basic meshing principles, concepts, and goals
- Learn how to set solver settings and understand convergence criteria
- Learn how to postprocess results and know how to make design changes based on simulation data