Computational
Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics

ANSYS provides a comprehensive fluid dynamics product suite for modeling fluid flow and other related physical phenomena. It offers unparalleled fluid flow analysis capabilities, providing all the tools needed to design and optimize new fluids equipment and to troubleshoot already existing installations. The ANSYS fluid dynamics suite contains both general purpose computational fluid dynamics software and additional specialized products to address specific industry applications.

The image on the left is a polyhedral mesh of an F1 car allowing full automation, fewer cells and faster convergence (compared to tetrahedral mesh). Image shows pressure distribution.

Solution Capabilities

ANSYS offers a comprehensive fluid dynamics product suite for modeling fluid flow and other related physical phenomena.

The ANSYS fluid dynamics product suite contains both general purpose computational fluid dynamics software and additional specialized products to address specific industry applications.

Temperature profiles and flow streamlines from three axial fans cooling a card array in a VME format box.

Airflow and wind-induced loads on a futuristic building as calculated with ANSYS fluid dynamics technology

Applications

  • Cavitation
  • Dispersed Multiphase Flows
  • Free Surface Flows (Multiphase)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
  • High Rheology Material
  • HPC -Fluids
  • Particle Flow
  • Reacting Flows and Combustion
  • Shape Optimisation
  • Simulating Aircraft Icing
  • Single Phase, Non Reacting Flows
  • Thermal Management
  • Turbomachinery

Features

ANSYS Workbench Integration

Ease of use, and automated, parametric workflows from geometry, meshing, physics set-up, and post processing to Design of Experiments

Industry-leading Numerics

ANSYS fluid dynamics software uses industry-leading numerics to solve the fluid flow equations

Advanced Post-Processing

The ANSYS CFD-Post product is the common post-processor for the ANSYS fluid dynamics applications

Comprehensive Physics

ANSYS fluid dynamics software offers unparalleled breadth and depth in the modeling of fluid flow related physics phenomena

Scalability and High-Performance Computing

Enables fast simulation throughput of high-fidelity fluid dynamics models

Customization and Scripting Tools

Automated and customized workflow enabling increased productivity

Solution Benefits

ANSYS fluid dynamics offer a range of product subsets to meet current requirements as well as a seamless upgrade path for future needs. Unparalleled fluid flow analysis capabilities provide all the tools needed to design and optimize new fluids equipment and to troubleshoot already existing installations. Fluid dynamics solutions also allow knowledge transfer from experienced analysts to the less experienced while maintaining high quality standards for your simulation.

The image on the right shows that different designs can be compared directly in ANSYS CFD-Post, both visually and quantitatively.

Resources

Articles

  • A Flood of Fluids Developments
    A new integrated environment and technology enhancements make fluids simulation faster, more intuitive and more accurate.
  • Designing Quieter Fans for Turbo-Jet Engines
    Simulation enables researchers to develop an efficient engine fan that produces less acoustic noise.
  • Shooting the Breeze in Pittsburgh
    A multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers applied ANSYS Airpak airflow modeling software to develop their award winning entry in the first annual U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Design Competition. The team from Chicago based OWP/P was the third-place winner in this competition for emerging green builders.
  • CFX Aids Design of World’s Most Efficient Steam Turbine
    By allowing Siemens engineers to visualize the flow inside the turbine with a minimum amount of model tests, CFX played an important role in the development of that turbine.