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Optimize designs when you need to improve pressure drop or flow distribution
Solve for all modes of heat transfer, from solid to solid or solid to fluid
Improve building efficiency with optimized HVAC design
Simulate interfaces between liquids and gases. Model flow phenomena like waves, sloshing, and spilling
Analyze the interaction between solid objects in motion and surrounding fluid
Model condensation of a liquid from a moist gas
Identify effects of solar heating on energy performance and efficiency of a structure and its spaces
Determine smoke patterns as they fill a room to help identify design changes and exit sign placement
Analyze rotating devices surrounded by a static (non-rotating) frame of reference
Launch from CAD
Send CAD models to Autodesk CFD from Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, and AutoCAD MEP. Simplified import of other third-party native CAD models.
Consolidate multiple bodies of a model using surface wrap, add an external volume, and generate a quality mesh for transfer into Autodesk CFD.
Mesh import and adaptive mesh
Import existing mesh such as I-deas (.unv) or Nastran (.nas or .dat). Apply adaptive mesh sizing, which utilizes a comprehensive topological interrogation of the analysis geometry to apply appropriate sizes throughout the design.
Schedule, manage, and simulate multiple scenarios from a single dialog.
Custom result calculations
Set up custom result quantities to analyze and visualize quantities beyond the standard CFD results.
Run simulations on remote computers on your network, and schedule multiple solves across different computers.
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Autodesk CFD supports running simulations on multi-core computers, as well as with clusters of computers.
Autodesk CFD 2023 offers an Autodesk token cloud solve option for completing simulations without tying up local resources.
For simulations with over 10 million elements, the Scalable Solver enables each process to run on multiple threads as a process/thread hybrid and is designed to optimize cache performance.
Visualize results through a 3D model on a cross-sectional colorized view.
Virtually simulate injected dye streams to identify flow movement through particle tracing.
Review a constant value flow result with the predicted physical shape of the flow characteristics.
Calculate flow-induced forces on solid and wall surfaces, including heat flux and wall temperature.
Result Parts can be assessed and designated as Summary Parts and used in the Decision Center to assess Critical values.
Plot the time- or iteration-history at a specific location in the model, and designate Summary Points to assess Critical Values to compare results from multiple scenarios.
Export to FEA
Autodesk CFD results can be applied as boundary conditions for FEA analyses using popular FEA tools.
Autodesk CFD Viewer
Collaborate across multiple engineering workgroups by presenting and sharing Autodesk CFD graphical results.