Autodesk CFD Essentials Training

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and thermal simulation tools will help you to predict product performance, optimise designs, and validate product behaviour where a fluid or gas flow is playing a crucial role. Electronic cooling, pressure drops in equipment, or even simulating the natural ventilation inside a building are all examples where CFD simulation can help you to optimise the design.
This course is an introductory course focused on teaching the fundamentals of CFD using Autodesk CFD. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to set up, solve, and diagnose their own Fluid Dynamics Analyses in Autodesk CFD.

Learning Objectives:
• Visualize the fluid flow in and around your design.
• Optimize your design by reducing the turbulence.
• Gain a better understanding of the aerodynamic challenges in automotive and aerospace.
• Design high-density electronics which run cooler, and last longer.
• Calculate the forces acting on your product by fluid flow.
• Gain confidence in your thermal and fluid flow analyses.
• Spend less time troubleshooting meshing and convergence errors.
• Develop a test strategy, to spend less time and money in the lab.

1. Beginning
  • Introduction to CFD
  • Getting Started in Autodesk CFD
  • Autodesk CFD Workflow
  • When to use Autodesk CFD
2. Geometry
  • Geometry Requirements and Tools
  • Model Assessment Toolkit
  • Surface Wrapping
  • SimStudio Tools Overview
  • Using Devices to Simplify Geometry
3. Materials and Devices
  • Overview of Materials
  • Assigning Materials
  • Using Devices
4. Boundary Conditions
  • Boundary Conditions
  • Flow and Thermal Conditions
  • Assigning Boundary Conditions
5. Meshing
  • Meshing Overview
  • Automatic Mesh Sizing
  • Mesh Refinement
  • Manual Mesh Sizing
  • Shaded Mesh
6. Solver Settings
  • Solving a Simulation
  • Solving Multiple Designs
7. Results Visualization and Interpretation
  • Visualizing Your Results
  • Global Results
  • Planes Result Task
  • Traces Result Task
  • Iso Surface & Iso Volume Results Tasks
  • Wall Calculator Result Task
  • Parts Result Task
  • Points Result Task
  • Decision Center
8. Validation Checklist
  • Validating Your Simulation

12 hours (3 days)
Who should attend?
Designers and engineers who want to have a better understanding of their designs under real-world conditions.
Course Requirement:
• Basic use of Microsoft® Windows®
• Preferably Flow and Thermal analysis knowledge.
• Preferably being familiar with Autodesk software user-interface.
• Preferably having experienced with basic 3D modelling.
• Preferably basic material knowledge.