Introduction to Autodesk CFD 2016

Is your compact electronic device design overheating? This course will help you get up and running with Autodesk CFD to solve that a many more problems with heat transfer or fluid flow. Software required: Introduction to Autodesk CFD 2016.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
December 31, 2016
Duration
1h 36m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
December 31, 2016
Duration
1h 36m
Description

Autodesk CFD is a tool which will solve almost any heat transfer or fluid flow problem. In this course, Introduction to Autodesk CFD 2016, you'll be introduced to this helpful Autodesk tool. First, you'll learn the user interface, view and selection modes, and customizing the settings. Next, you'll learn about default meshing, mesh refinement techniques, and boundary layer meshes, as well as the different ways to generate a mesh, remove a mesh, rebuild a mesh, and preview a mesh. Finally, you'll learn about the CFD folder structure and file naming conventions, the maximum element count limitations, running CFD over a VPN, troubleshooting, graphics, settings, and service pack updates. After finishing this course, you will be ready to start using Autodesk CFD. Software required: Introduction to Autodesk CFD 2016.

About the author
About the author

Frank Poggio is a Mechanical Engineer with 23 years of professional experience. He has successfully developed dozens of products across multiple industries. Frank has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Transcript
Transcript

Hi! My name is Frank Poggio, Senior Mechanical Engineer, and welcome to Introduction to Autodesk CFD 2016.

Is your compact electronic device overheating? Is the pump in your hydraulic system running too often? Will your design need a fan? Autodesk CFD can help you solve these, and almost any other heat transfer or fluid flow problem.

Autodesk CFD is a proven, industry standard tool with a long history of tackling fluid flow and heat transfer problems, from the very simple to the most complex.

This course will take you from start to finish, step by step, thru a CFD analysis and get you up and running in CFD in an afternoon. This course will teach you how to import geometry from any CAD package, get you very comfortable with the intuitive CFD user interface, teach you how to create fluid volumes, how to define materials and boundary conditions, set mesh parameters, execute the solver, review results, and finally, make design changes to improve and ultimately optimize your design.

The only prerequisites required are: an installed CFD license, an engineering 101 knowledge of fluid flow, conduction and convection heat transfer, simple CAD skills, little bit of curiosity and ambition, and less than 2 hours of your time.

Let’s get started!