How Best-in-Class Companies Amplify Engineering with CFD
Research from Aberdeen Group's April 2011 Getting Product Design Right the First Time with CFD report found that as companies prepare themselves for an uncertain economy, they are once again looking to bring new products to market quickly, while keeping costs down and ensuring high quality. Companies who are successfully achieving these objectives have adopted a 'get it right the first time' strategy. The research also found Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis tools (see Definition of CFD sidebar) play a key role in successfully executing this strategy for products affected by liquid or gas flow, heating or cooling, chemical reactions, turbulence, and related physical phenomena. This report provides an overview of how modeling should be used to successfully get it right the first time to boost product profitability. This study evaluated the practices of 704 companies that develop products impacted by the conditions assessed by CFD.