ANSYS Computational Fluid Dynamics
The use of ANSYS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software has steadily grown over the past 15 years to become the established market leader in CFD in our region.
Today, there are thousands of users across hundreds of discrete organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand using ANSYS CFD across a diverse range of industries, from high-profile OEMs and research organisations, through to large engineering consulting firms and specialist SME product designers.
Combined with an appreciation of the underlying flow physics and theory, ANSYS CFD allows these engineering teams to gain an insight into complex problems involving fluid dynamics, heat transfer and other flow phenomena.
Whilst the results of a CFD analysis are often used to troubleshoot the performance of an existing problematic design or simply to understand the flow within a current design, ANSYS CFD is increasingly being used to design completely new products from scratch and then to further optimise the performance of these designs using in-built optimisation tools.
An excellent example of this innovative approach to product design can be found in the Dyson Air Multiplier fan, which was brought to market through clever use of ANSYS CFD software to optimise the aerofoil-shaped ramp that was originally conceived by James Dyson.
ANSYS CFD technology encompasses two well-known CFD tools, ANSYS FLUENT and ANSYS CFX, which have been acquired by ANSYS and integrated into the ANSYS Workbench over the past decade. The flagship ANSYS CFD product provides our customers in Australia and New Zealand with access to both of these world-leading general-purpose fluid dynamics products, which have been estimated to represent more than 1,000 person-years of research and development and are relied upon by customers across all engineering disciplines and in all regions of the globe.