Simulation CFD Essential

Essentials Course Overview

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the concepts and setups involved in a successful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. Stages involved in setting up simulation will be explored, including 3D geometry preparation, material assignments, boundary condition settings, mesh sizing and choosing the appropriate solver physics. Results display and presentation will also be covered.

Course Duration

3 Days.


To impart essential skills and thought process in setting up and running simulations using Autodesk Simulation CFD.

What Will You Learn?

  • General concepts and workflow to an efficient simulation.
  • Setting up simulations and the considerations involved in each setup stage.
  • Simulation convergence assessments and results reliability.
  • Obtaining results and understanding them.

Who Should Attend?

New user of Autodesk Simulation CFD

Course Outline

✚ Simulation Strategies/Workflow
  • Setting goals and objectives of simulation
  • Simplifications and accepted assumptions
  • Choosing suitable solver physics

✚ Geometry Preparation & Import
  • Efficient CAD models
  • Modeling tips • “cleaning” neglectable features
  • Importing CAD models for simulation
  • Geometry tools in Autodesk Simulation CFD
  • Grouping 3D geometry parts

✚ Design Study, Design & Scenario
  • Differentiate designs and scenarios
  • Case study folder management

✚ User Interface & Navigation
  • Layout and buttons
  • Navigation and interaction with model
  • Selection tools

✚ Material Setting
  • Material library
  • Generating custom user library
  • Setting and assigning materials
  • Editing and removing assigned materials

✚ Boundary Conditions (B.C.)
  • Selection of surface/volume B.C.
  • B.C. assignment by groups
  • Assigning/editing B.C.

✚ Mesh Sizing
  • Concept of meshing
  • Surface/volume mesh density tweak
  • Diagnostics and refinements

✚ Simulation Solver
  • Controls for saving results
  • Setting solution steps
  • Transient vs steady-state
  • Compressibility and heat analysis
  • Laminar and turbulence model selection
  • Convergence assessments

✚ Results Display
  • Global and plane results
  • Iso-surfaces and point results
  • Plotting graphs and results summary

✚ Cloning Designs & Setup Automation
  • Cloning designs and scenarios
  • Results comparison with decision center
  • Creating and applying rules

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