This course contains video lessons. These videos will explain the basics of the software in a very interactive way. Within the video there are quiz questions to refresh your knowledge. Along with video lessons there are various examples and their demonstrations. It will explain you how to set up the CFD problem, how to set boundary conditions and simulate it. You can utilize this knowledge of CFD to simulate and check performance of your own design.
This course is in video lesson format and length of video varies from few minutes to 30 minutes. Each video lesson explains concepts and basics of the software with various examples. Considering the number of concepts covered in each video lesson and required background study that you need to do, it is expected to finish this course in 2 to 3 weeks.
The course is a collection of learning videos. Each video will teach you a specific concept of software skill. The duration of every video varies in length. It can be few minutes for a small concept and about 30 minutes for software demonstrations. To learn some specific concept of software skill you can navigate to any video and watch it any number of times till you are comfortable with the concept. For example if you are new to Autodesk Simulation CFD, and you need to download and try out Autodesk Simulation CFD, then a video will tell you what is the procedure for getting access to the software and install it. Below is the list of videos which are part of this course.
Video 1: What is Autodesk Simulation CFD?
CFD is one of the vital tools in product design process. By using CFD as a tool you can enhance design quality, reduce the product development time. Autodesk Simulation CFD covers a wide range of fluid flow and heat transfer scenarios to perform reliable 3D simulations of high-speed turbulent and incompressible flows, along with conduction and convective heat transfer. Know more about features and proficiencies of Autodesk Simulation CFD.
Video 2: How to access Software?
Are you a student? If yes then you can get license of this software for three years. If you are not a student don’t worry, you can still get trial version of this software. This video will direct you to access the software and to get the license.
Video 3: Workflow of Simulation CFD
This video focuses on overview of the procedure for a complete simulation in Simulation CFD software. Workflow of the Simulation CFD involves various steps such as importing a CAD model, assigning materials and boundary conditions. This video will give an overview of all these steps. You will also learn how to navigate a model. At the end of this video you will have a complete idea of the overall CFD process involved in order to simulate a CFD problem using Autodesk Simulation CFD.
Video 4: GUI of Simulation CFD
The objective of this video is to explain graphical user interface (GUI) of simulation CFD software. GUI of this software comprises of ribbon tabs which have different tabs like setup, view and result tabs, design study bar, graphic window, and output bar. Video will explain use of all tabs and buttons in tabs. At the end of this video you will be comfortable in handling GUI of Simulation CFD. We strongly recommend not to skip this video as further courseware is based on the concepts explained in this video.
Video 5: Workflow tutorial using valve simulation
This video will demonstrate you the complete simulation of a hydraulic valve using Autodesk Simulation CFD. Aim of the simulation is to visualize the flow and find out pressure drop through the valve. Video will explain you about how to import CAD model, apply materials and boundary conditions, solve the problem and visualize the flow. The objective of the video is to demonstrate you how to simulate various flow problems using Simulation CFD.
Video 6: How to handle CAD geometries in Simulation CFD
An effective simulation starts with good CAD techniques both in terms of model integrity and proper creation of the flow region. The first step is to design your CAD model for the flow analysis. This means modeling the flow geometry and optimizing the model for simulation. For modeling geometry Autodesk provides Inventor software along with Simulation CFD. This video highlights the geometry tools used in Simulation CFD software and how to use Autodesk inventor for importing or creating geometries for simulation purpose.
Video 7: How to assign material to a CFD model
The very first step in any Autodesk Simulation CFD design study is to define the materials of the components in the design. This video covers how to assign materials, how to define material properties and create new materials, how to specify varying material properties, how and when to use material devices.
Video 8: Boundary conditions
By assigning boundary conditions such as flow rate, pressure, temperature to openings and other specific locations, we effectively "relate" the design with the physical world. Additionally, boundary conditions allow us to specify internal heat loading, such as heat dissipation often found in electronics thermal management simulations. This video will focus on setting up different types of boundary conditions for CFD simulations in Simulation CFD software.
Video 9: Mesh generation
Before running CFD analysis we need to mesh the geometry. Simulation CFD has an automatic mesher which performs a comprehensive topological interrogation of the analysis geometry and determines the mesh size and distribution on every edge, surface, and volume in the model. Geometric curvature, gradients, and proximity to neighboring geometry are all considered when assigning element sizes and mesh distributions. This video will cover details of mesh generation.
Video 10: How to solve a CFD model in Simulation CFD
After assigning mesh settings, the subsequent step is solving. Physics to be simulated could be incompressible flow, compressible flow, heat transfer, radiation, gravity, turbulence. Solver setup has to be done according to physics to be simulated. Setups are different for steady state simulation and transient state simulation. Learn more about solver setup in this video.
Video 11: How to extract and analyze results in Simulation CFD
When the run (CFD analysis) is over, the successive step is to visualize and extract the results of the simulation. Simulation CFD has variety of tools to visualize and extract this data. This video will demonstrate you about how to plot different contour plot, iso-contours, and extract values of specific properties at specific locations. You will also learn how to compare performances of two or more different designs using design review center.