Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is an engineering method in which flow fields and other physics are calculated in detail for an application of interest. ANSYS uses a multidisciplinary approach to simulation in which fluid flow models integrate seamlessly with other types of physics simulation technologies. The CFD, or fluids simulation, results can be used as part of a Simulation Driven Product Development™ (SDPD) process to illustrate how a product or process operates, to troubleshoot problems, to optimize performance and to design new products.
ANSYS CFD provides access to both the well-known ANSYS FLUENT and ANSYS CFX products. Also available separately, these are the main general-purpose fluids simulation products offered by ANSYS. These two core fluids simulation solvers represent more than 1,000 person-years of research and development. This effort translates into the key benefits of fluids simulation software from ANSYS: experience, trust, depth and breadth. The CFD core solvers from ANSYS are trusted, used and relied upon by companies worldwide.