Autodesk CFD is a computational fluid dynamics simulation software that engineers and analysts use to intelligently predict how liquids and gases will perform.
Minimize the need for physical prototypes while providing deeper insight into fluid flow design performance: Autodesk CFD provides computational fluid dynamics software features and thermal simulation tools with improved reliability and performance. Compare design alternatives and better understand the implications of your choices before manufacturing.
Design systems with fluid, thermal and motion insights
Autodesk CFD provides engineers with a range of powerful tools for system design optimization:
Fluid flow and free surface movement
Thermal management for electronics cooling
BIM integration for occupant comfort of HVAC in AEC and MEP
Automate design studies for improved efficiency
The Application Programming Interface (API) and scripting functions expand the base capabilities of Autodesk CFD through the Decision Centre’s customization and automation of common tasks. In addition, the Decision Centre automates system design comparisons to speed up design-based decision-making.
Flow control applications Optimize designs when you need to improve pressure drop or flow distribution.
Thermal prototyping Solve for all modes of heat transfer, from solid to solid or from solid to fluid.
Architectural and MEP applications Improve building efficiency with optimized design.
Free surface modeling Simulate interfaces between liquids and gases. Model flow phenomena like waves, sloshing, and spilling.
Custom result equations Create custom equations for visual results.
Fusion 360 CAD Simplification Connect to Fusion 360 for CAD simplification and modification.
Intelligent automatic mesh sizing Use geometry and mesh automation.
Flexible solving Run analyses locally or on remote or HPC servers for flexible solving of large models or multiple jobs.
CAD connections Create associative simulations for computational fluid dynamics.
Simplified heat sinks Simulate the performance of heat sink components.
Particle tracing Better understand circulation and flow directions.
Scalar mixing Simulate the mixing of two similar materials.
Radiation modeling Simulate radiative heat transfer and energy balancing.
Rotating (turbomachinery) Analyze rotating devices surrounded by a static (non-rotating) frame of reference.
Humidity and condensation Model condensation of a liquid from a moist gas.
Solar heating loads Identify the effects of solar heating on the energy performance and efficiency of a structure and its occupied spaces.
Smoke visibility Determine smoke patterns as they fill a room to help identify design changes and exit sign placement.
Automation scripting Automate and create custom tasks via API (Application Programming Interface).
Clean and customizable user interface The user interface walks you through setup, analysis, and results interpretation.
Visual data-driven results Visualize and compare results through result planes, iso surfaces, graphs, and log files.