Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a tool with amazing flexibility, accuracy and breadth of application. But serious CFD, the kind that provides insights to help you optimize your designs, can be out of reach unless you choose your software carefully. To get serious CFD results, you need serious software. ANSYS CFD goes beyond qualitative results to deliver accurate quantitative predictions of fluid interactions and trade-offs. These insights reveal unexpected opportunities for your product — opportunities that even experienced engineering analysts can miss.


CFD simulation for every engineer

While ANSYS CFD empowers experienced analysts to deliver deep insights, serious CFD is not just for experts modeling rocket ships and racing cars. Engineers at every level across diverse industries are getting great value from CFD analysis. The ANSYS Customer Excellence (ACE) team has seen and solved a vast array of CFD simulation challenges and are ready to help you solve yours.

More CFD solutions

Go further and faster with well-validated CFD results across the widest range of general, specialty and multiphysics applications. ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS CFX provide fast results for virtually any fluid or multiphysics application, with industry-leading accuracy and robustness. This serious CFD software has the wide-ranging capabilities needed to solve your design problems today and in the future.

Solve complex fluid problems

Best-in-class CFD solvers extend the limits of what is possible, so you can maximize your product’s performance and efficiency. You can use ANSYS CFD analysis to innovate with breakthrough capabilities in turbomachinery, turbulence, combustion and in-flight icing.

Make better, faster decisions

Recent innovations to modeling, meshing, the user environment, high-performance computing and post-processing radically accelerate your time to results without compromising accuracy. They enable novice users to quickly become productive while giving experienced users greater opportunities to excel.

The stand-alone 3D ANSYS CFD Viewer is available here.


Using Simulation to Optimize Reacting Flows and Combustion

From automobile engines to gas turbine generators to fab tools, reacting flow and combustion is often the key to energy efficiency, emissions, lifespan, product yield, and other performance parameters.

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Flagship Products

  • ANSYS Fluent Fluids Icon

    This powerful computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool delivers fast, accurate results across the widest range of CFD and multiphysics applications. Accomplish more in less time and with less training with the New Fluent Experience.

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  • ANSYS CFX Fluids Icon

    ANSYS CFX is a high-performance computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software recognized for its outstanding accuracy, robustness and speed with turbomachinery such as pumps, fans, compressors, and gas and hydraulic turbines.

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  • ANSYS Chemkin-Pro Fluids Icon

    Fast, accurate combustion and reacting flow simulations help achieve performance and fuel-efficiency goals cost-effectively. Chemkin-Pro reduces chemistry analysis time by orders of magnitude without sacrificing accuracy.

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Featured Products

  • EnSight

    Analyze, visualize and communicate your simulation data.

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  • Forte

    Fast, accurate simulation for internal combustion engines and positive-displacement compressors.

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    Advanced simulations of in-flight ice accretion, ice protection system analysis, aerodynamic penalty and ice shedding for aircraft and turbomachinery.

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  • Polyflow

    ANSYS Polyflow provides advanced fluid dynamics technology for companies in the polymer, glass, metals and cement processing industries.

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  • Turbo Tools

    Easy tools to rapidly design and mesh rotating machinery.

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