Fluid flow is often counter-intuitive. ANSYS CFD solutions enable you to successfully simulate fluid behaviour, including complex interactions between multiple physics, to optimise your products and processes before prototyping.
ANSYS offers a comprehensive fluid dynamics solution for modeling fluid flow and other related physical phenomena, including both general purpose software and focused products to address specific industry applications.
Unparalleled CFD capabilities from the CFX and FLUENT solvers, integrated within the ANSYS Workbench framework, enable you to design and optimise new fluid-related equipment and troubleshoot existing installations. Viscous and turbulent, internal and external flows can be calculated with ease, with an industry-leading set of turbulence models that can be extended to flow-induced noise predictions.
Bi-directional connections with all popular CAD systems enable seamless geometry import, automatic parametric studies and optimisation. The speed of ANSYS CFD simulations can be minimised through highly efficient parallel processing capabilities to exploit multiple core PCs and High Performance Computing (HPC).
ANSYS develops the most comprehensive set of fluid dynamics simulation tools available for product and process design, development and research. With a common workflow and user environment, you can easily upgrade between appropriate solutions as your requirements evolve.
ANSYS CFD Enterprise includes all the computational fluid dynamics solvers that ANSYS has to offer, including Fluent, CFX, Polyflow, Forte and FENSAP-ICE, together with productivity modules such as ANSYS DesignXplorer, Simplorer Entry and ACT. For simulation-led design exploration, it also provides access to AIM structural, fluid dynamics and electromagnetic capabilities.
ANSYS CFD Premium comprises a comprehensive suite of fluid capabilities for the fastest, most accurate results across any fluid or multiphysics application, including Fluent and CFX solvers.
ANSYS SpaceClaim is included with all ANSYS CFD products for rapid geometry building, editing, defeaturing and modifying.
For Simulation-Led Design Exploration:
ANSYS Discovery AIM is an integrated multiphysics solution for designer-focused simulation, including structural, fluid dynamics and electromagnetics capabilities.
For Specific Applications:
ANSYS Icepak provides CFD simulation for electronics cooling applications.
ANSYS Polyflow simulates a range of manufacturing processes, such as extrusion and blow moulding, within the plastics, glass, metals and cement processing industries.
ANSYS Chemkin-Pro models complex gas phase and surface chemistry reactions for fast, accurate development of combustion systems.
ANSYS Forte predicts IC engine combustion performance with nearly any fuel, helping engineers rapidly design cleaner burning, high-efficiency, fuel-flexible engines.
ANSYS FENSAP-ICE is the premier in-flight icing simulation system, used worldwide by major aerospace companies.
Turbomachinery-specific geometry and meshing tools assist CFD simulation of rotating machinery, including ANSYS VistaTF, ANSYS BladeModeler and ANSYS TurboGrid.
ANSYS 19 introduces improvements in automation, productivity and workflows that offers all users greater opportunities to excel. New capabilities enable greater accuracy when solving computational fluid dynamics problems that were either too difficult or time-consuming to simulate with existing methods.
ANSYS 19 also introduces ANSYS Chemkin Enterprise, a fast, accurate combustion and reacting flow simulation in a single license, and ANSYS EnSight, the best post-processing and visualization for use with ANSYS and other simulation tools.
Fast, Accurate Spray Breakup and Droplet Distribution in Multiphase Flows
Spray nozzle designers need to simulate detailed breakup mechanisms, and accurately predict droplet-size distributions and spray characteristics to optimize product performance. In spray nozzles, injectors and atomizers, liquid continuously disperses, eventually forming tiny droplets. The size distribution of the final droplets controls the evaporation and, in case of combustion systems, the homogeneity of the air–fuel mixture. Previously it was computationally impractical to calculate droplet size distribution using conventional methods. New functionality in ANSYS Fluent has reduced the computational effort significantly. Fluent uses the volume of fluid method to directly track the interface instabilities and surface tension effects that give rise to ligament and droplet formation. Then, the faster, more computationally efficient Lagrangian framework takes over to track the droplets.
Dynamic Mesh Fully Captures Pipe Degradation due to Erosion
Engineers seeking to maximize uptime and optimize preventive maintenance programs need to reliably predict the location and extent of erosion in pipelines that are carrying particle laden flows. Previously, static meshes could not account for structural changes in the pipe caused by erosion and its subsequent impact on fluid flow, reducing prediction accuracy. New technologies in Fluent automatically couple structural changes due to erosion with a dynamic mesh so that the simulation more fully captures the degradation arising from erosion.
Fluid-Structural Interaction: Accurately Account for Leakage Flows through Narrow Gaps caused by Structural Deformation
Automotive engineers seeking to reduce emissions need to minimize leakage of engine oil into fuel through fuel pumps. High operating pressures in modern designs can deform materials to widen the gaps between the plunger and cylinder walls and cause unexpected oil leakages. Until now, fluid–structure interactions in small gaps presented difficult challenges, making accurate simulations impractical. New technology in Fluent automatically inserts high quality mesh into the new deformations identified by coupling with ANSYS Mechanical. The resulting simulations provide highly accurate oil leakage flow rates that account for the structural deformations and can be used to optimize pump performance.
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