The AutodeskÂ® CFD 2017 Essentials student guide instructs students in the use of the AutodeskÂ® CFD software. The software provides computational fluid dynamics and thermal simulation tools to predict product performance, optimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, students acquire the knowledge required to work in the Autodesk CFD environment to setup and conduct thermal and flow analyses on part and assembly models. Exercises are provided that cover electronic cooling, flow control, and AEC type models.
Open and navigate the Autodesk CFD environment to conduct flow and thermal analyses on part and assembly models.
Use the Model Assessment Toolkit to investigate the suitability of model geometry for analysis, and use AutodeskÂ® SimStudio Tools to make required changes to the CAD geometry.
Create internal and external fluid volumes.
Setup analyses by applying appropriate materials, boundary conditions and mesh settings.
Refine mesh to obtain a proper solution.
Apply appropriate solver settings to run your analyses and converge to an acceptable solution.
Use the visualization tools to compare summary images, summary values, and summary plots of your analyses to compare design and scenario results of an Autodesk CFD analysis.
Conduct a final validation of your solution by running through a validation checklist.
Student must have some Flow and Thermal analysis knowledge and can interpret results. This student guide was written using the March 2016 build of the Autodesk CFD 2017 software. The software user-interface and workflow may vary if newer versions of the software are being used.