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ANSYS provides a comprehensive suite of computational fluid dynamics software 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 existing installations. The primary ANSYS products in the fluids area are ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS CFX.  With these solutions you can simulate a wide range of phenomena: aerodynamics, combustion, hydrodynamics, mixtures of liquids/solids/gas, particle dispersions, reacting flows, heat transfer, and much more. Steady-state and transient flow phenomena are easily and quickly solved.

The graphic results of an ANSYS CFX or ANSYS FLUENT CFD software simulation will show you how fluid flow, particle flow, heat transfer, chemical reactions, combustion, and other parameters evolve with time.

ANSYS CFX and ANSYS FLUENT CFD software are also available together in the ANSYS CFD bundle. With ANSYS CFD software, you have access to an unprecedented array of fluid flow physics models, allowing you to analyze your equipment with a great deal of confidence. ANSYS CFD technology is highly-scalable, allowing for efficient parallel calculations on thousands of processing cores.

View the videos below for step-by-step guidelines demonstrating how to perform some typical ANSYS fluid simulations.

If you're interested in learning more about how ANSYS CFD software solutions can help solve your fluid simulation challenges, please contact us or call 203-758-2914.


Computational Fluid Dynamics: ANSYS CFX and FLUENT CFD Software

  • ANSYS CFX is a robust, flexible general-purpose computational fluid dynamics software package used to solve wide-ranging fluid flow problems of all levels of complexity within the Workbench environment. It offers a comprehensive range of physical models that can be applied to a broad range of industries and applications, with extensive capabilities for customization and automation.

  • ANSYS Fluent is a powerful and flexible general-purpose computational fluid dynamics software package used to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer, and reactions for industrial applications. The physical models allow accurate CFD analysis for a wide range of fluids problems - from airflow over an aircraft wing to combustion in a furnace. ANSYS Fluent is integrated into ANSYS Workbench.
  • ANSYS Icepak addresses electronics thermal management by predicting air flow and heat transfer at the component-level, board-level or cabinet-level. Based on the ANSYS FLUENT solver, ANSYS Icepak combines advanced solver technology with robust meshing options designed to provide fast and accurate thermal results for electronics cooling applications.
  • ANSYS BladeModeler software is a specialized, easy-to-use tool for the rapid 3-D design of rotating machinery components such as pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, turbines, expanders, turbochargers, and inducers.
  • ANSYS Vista TF software provides rapid preliminary optimization of turbomachinery designs on the basis of through-flow analysis. It is a strong complement to the powerful high fidelity ANSYS CFD software.