ANSYS CFD Professional

The Right Flow Simulation Solution for CAD Professionals


ANSYS CFD Professional quickly delivers key insights into your design's performance. It is ideal for designing valves, piping connections and junctions, and ventilation systems that call for:

  • Reducing pressure drop
  • Improving flow split
  • Optimizing ventilation system installation
  • Predicting flow and thermal behavior
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See below for typical engineering challenges for which ANSYS CFD Professional is a key advantage to design better products, faster.

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Predicting Flow Temperature and Stratification Predicting Flow Temperature and Stratification

Test Rig Thermal Stratification EffectsCourtesy AREVA NP GmbH.

Application
Test rig used to analyze thermal stratification effects in nuclear power plant pipes

Goal
Optimize thermal stratification test rig

How Simulation Helps
CFD helped AREVA to complete simulations as a preliminary study to optimize a test rig. CFD enabled improving inlet and outlet geometry without further costs for testing, fulfilling test specifications.

Maximizing Efficiency of Heat Exchanger Maximizing Efficiency of Heat Exchanger

Heat ExchangerCourtesy Philon Net.

Application
Heat exchanger

Goal
Define the design that ensures maximum heat exchange efficiency

How Simulation Helps
Simulation showed that the shell casing was oversized, allowing heated water to bypass the heat exchange area. Minor modifications to the geometry resulted in higher efficiency, smaller shell size/weight and less material/lower product cost, resulting in a competitive advantage.

Minimizing Pressure Drop Minimizing Pressure Drop

Check ValveCourtesy Cameron.

Application
Check valve

Goal
Define the best check valve system that minimizes pressure drop

How Simulation Helps
The fluid dynamics results showed turbulence inside the valve body, indicating areas that could be modified to reduce pressure losses.

Designing Air Intake System with Uniform Flow Split Designing Air Intake System with Uniform Flow Split

Air Intake System

Application
Air intake system

Goal
Maximize flow split uniformity

How Simulation Helps
In the original air box, the flow did not reach all cylinders uniformly. The addition of guide vanes provided better intake and more-uniform air flow distribution. Location, size and number of vanes are optimized using simulation.

Defining Optimum Location of Exhaust System Defining Optimum Location of Exhaust System

Clean Room

Application
Clean room ventilation/exhaust hood

Goal
Define optimum configuration/installation and minimize operation costs

How Simulation Helps
The different configurations are tested virtually and the performance (how fast pollutants and toxic gas are removed) is evaluated for each design. Once all possible designs are evaluated, the best design is selected.

Maximizing Mixing Performance of Valve Maximizing Mixing Performance of Valve

ValveCourtesy CADFEM Russia.

Application
Valve - cold/hot water mixing

Goal
Define the design that ensures maximum mixing

How Simulation Helps
Simulation allowed engineers to design a valve that ensures complete mixing of hot and cold streams of water. This ensures a uniform temperature of the water coming out of the valve.

Ensuring Maximum Safety of Offshore Helideck Ensuring Maximum Safety of Offshore Helideck

Helideck DesignCourtesy PETROBRAS.

Application
Helideck design

Goal
Ensure that the design of the helideck is not potentially dangerous for helicopter operations

How Simulation Helps
The fluid dynamics tool simulated the flow surrounding offshore helidecks and identified potential recirculation zones, which can be dangerous for helicopters during take-off/landing.

Predicting Maximum Temperature of Exhaust Manifold Predicting Maximum Temperature of Exhaust Manifold

Exhaust ManifoldGeometry courtesy CAD-FEM.

Application
Exhaust manifold

Goal
Ensure that the maximum temperature of the body of an exhaust manifold is below a critical value

How Simulation Helps
The hot gas flow as well as heat conduction in the manifold material are simulated. Results show the complete map of the manifold temperature. Engineers can determine if the design is acceptable by assessing whether the maximum temperature is below a pre-determined threshold.

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