Ansys Fluid Dynamics

Successfully simulate fluid behaviour

CFD Products for Engineers Who Need to Make Better, Faster Decisions

Ansys offers comprehensive fluid dynamics solutions for modelling fluid flow and other related physical phenomena, including both general purpose software and focused products to address specific industry applications.

Reduce development time and efforts while improving your product’s performance and safety.

Intuitive, yet extremely powerful, Ansys’ computational fluid dynamics software’s accelerate product development. Ansys CFD products give you the possibility to make incredible progress through innovation as pressures to optimize products ratchet up and margins for error narrow quickly.

Bi-directional connections with all popular CAD systems enable seamless geometry import, automatic parametric studies and optimisation. Comprised of the industry’s most accurate and trusted solvers, you will have confidence in your results. Whether you want to maximize the efficiency of an internal combustion engine or perform an in-flight icing simulation, Ansys has the tool for you. Maximize your time and increase productivity with modern, user-friendly Ansys CFD products.

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Serious CFD

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.

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). Combined with ANSYS Structural Mechanics or Electromagnetics solvers, ANSYS CFD software can undertake fluid-structure interaction (FSI) and other multiphysics simulations.

Core Products

Ansys Fluent
Ansys Rocky
Rotating Machinery
Chemistry and Combustion

Fluid Simulation

Ansys Fluent is the industry-leading, trusted fluid simulation (CFD) software known for its advanced physics modeling capabilities and proven accuracy.

Ansys Fluent
Ansys Fluent Streamlines of a racing car

Discrete Element Method

Ansys Rocky is the industry-leading discrete element method (DEM) software used for simulating the motion of granular and discontinuous material.

Ansys Rocky
Ansys Rocky

Rotating Machinery

Ansys CFX is the industry leading CFD software for turbomachinery applications. Shorten development time with streamlined workflows, advanced physics modeling capabilities and accurate results

Ansys CFX
Ansys CFX Turbomachinery (Rotating Machinery)

Chemistry and Combustion

Ansys Chemkin-Pro is the industry leader for modeling complex, chemically reacting systems. It has been extensively validated in numerous chemistry applications and is well known for its extremely fast simulation time.

Ansys Chemkin-Pro
Ansys Chemistry & Combustion

The most comprehensive CFD suite available

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

Ansys CFD Enterprise includes all the computational fluid dynamics solvers that Ansys has to offer, including FluentCFX, Polyflow, Forte, FENSAP-ICE and Ansys Model Fuel Library, together with productivity modules such as Ansys SpaceClaim EnsightDesignXplorer and Customisation Suite.

Ansys CFD Premium

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.

For Simulation-Led Design Exploration

Ansys Discovery 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 Rocky is the industry-leading discrete element method (DEM) software used for simulating the motion of granular and discontinuous material.
  • 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 EnSight is the user friendly, market-leading data visualization tool. It can handle large simulation datasets from all physics and engineering disciplines.
  • Ansys FENSAP-ICE  is the premier in-flight icing simulation system, used worldwide by major aerospace companies.
  • Ansys Model Fuel Library is the most comprehensive and accurate real-fuel model library available. Detailed and validated reaction mechanisms for over 70 fuel components.
  • Ansys TurboGrid is a high-quality turbomachinery meshing software. It features novel automated mesh generation capabilities in a simple-to-use, streamlined workspace.
  • Ansys Vista TF is specialized for turbomachinery design and allows you to perform ultra-fast simulations for preliminary designs.
  • Ansys BladeModeler is a powerful yet easy-to use-blade modeling software to assist the design of all varieties of rotating machinery.

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