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Simulate fluid mechanics with Computational Fluid Dynamics

Solving complex flow equations requires extremely precise meshing and geometry to provide input for efficient numerical methods. Our excellent CFD simulation software offers CFD meshing, solution, and post-processing that can be customized to your needs and external workflows.

  • 10 times more accuracy than common flow solvers
  • High-quality meshing in record time
  • Efficient post-processing and uncompromising datasets

CFD for future development

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a part of multiphysics system analysis that simulates the behavior of fluids and their thermodynamic properties using numerical models. Our leading CFD software encompasses application areas such as propulsion, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and combustion.

With CFD, you can solve the fundamental Navier-Stokes equations that constitute the CFD field and rely on these tools to address issues such as multiphase flows, incompressible and compressible flows, laminar flows, acoustics, particle tracking, combustion phenomena, heat exchangers, diffusion, smoke dispersion, and more. Our CFD tools are specialized and developed to meet the demands of the future.

CFD licenses

Whether you're part of a startup or an enterprise business, we have a solution for all industries.
Fidelity Automesh
Automate meshing without losing geometric details and deliver quality meshing ready for CFD analysis, almost in real-time.
Automatic hole patching with AutoSeal
Volume-to-surface approach with Tet, Hex, or Hybrid grids
Comprehensive Python API for fully automatic meshing
Diffuser-tandem configurations
Dedicated features for hydraulic turbines, such as pins and partial holes
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Fine Marine
Access integrated features dedicated to marine simulations of single-fluid and multi-fluid flows around any type of ship, boat, or yacht.
6DOF with marine-dedicated motion laws
Quasi-static approaches for all types of boats and hydrofoils
Cavitation modeling
Mooring and towing lines
Sub-cycling acceleration
Sliding mesh interfaces
Custom dynamic libraries (forces and motions)
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Fidelity Flow 
(Fluids & Thermal)
Calculate high-speed flows, providing precise data extremely quickly. With a pressure-based solver, a complete workflow can be executed swiftly and accurately.
Compressible flow (from subsonic to supersonic)
Multi-domain capability
Conjugate heat transfer
Acceleration with CPU-Booster module for 3X-5X faster convergence rate
Embedded fluid-structure interaction with Modal and Flutter Analysis module
Generation of thermodynamic tables and combustion tables
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Fidelity Flow 
A complete end-to-end solution: 1D to 3D design, meshing, CFD, and optimization with unparalleled user-friendliness and accuracy.

NLH module for complete unstable rotor-stator interactions with an increase of one to three orders of magnitude in CPU time
Linear speed increase of up to 5,000 to 10,000 cores, excluding high-performance computing (HPC) on supercomputers
Embedded fluid-structure interaction (FSI) with Modal and Flutter Analysis module
Convergence acceleration with multi-grid
Conjugate heat transfer
Uncertainty quantification module
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Meshing in action across industries

Mesh generation is not limited to a single industry; it is a versatile technique applied across various industries. From aerospace to the automotive sector, maritime to energy, CFD mesh generation plays a crucial role in understanding fluid dynamics, optimizing designs, and making informed decisions.
Marine engineers and ship architects rely on CFD mesh generation to address the challenges of optimizing ships, ensuring safety, and improving efficiency.
Design more fuel-efficient and aerodynamic vehicles. Analyze airflow around car bodies, reduce aerodynamic drag, and enhance engine cooling systems.
Optimize aerodynamic designs, improve fuel efficiency, and ensure flight safety. Generate mesh to simulate airflow around aircraft components to refine wing shapes, engine placement, and more.
Delve into the complexities of fluid dynamics, combustion processes, and mechanical behavior, ultimately driving innovation in industries dependent on turbomachinery.
Mesh generation is also advancing in biomedical engineering. Researchers use it to simulate blood flow in arteries, study drug dispersion in tissues, and even design medical devices such as stents.
Energy & Environment
Understand the intricate interactions between wind and water, and optimize energy production and structural integrity. Environmental researchers use CFD mesh generation to model air and water flow in natural systems.
  • Hull Optimization: CFD mesh generation tools play a central role in optimizing ship hull designs. You can simulate the water flow around the hull, analyze resistance, and refine the ship's shape to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.
  • Resistance and Propulsion Analysis: Mesh generation facilitates predictions of resistance and propulsion analysis. It allows you to assess the performance of propulsion systems, including propellers and waterjet engines, under different operating conditions.
  • Wave and Flow Simulations: Use meshing to simulate the interaction between offshore structures and waves and ocean currents. This helps design robust platforms capable of withstanding extreme marine conditions.
  • Handling Complex Geometries: CFD mesh generation tools excel in handling complex vehicle geometries, including aerodynamics under the vehicle and simulations of engine compartments. This functionality aids in optimizing automotive designs for improved performance and reduced aerodynamic drag.
  • Multiphase Flow Modeling: In advanced CFD, simulating multiphase flows such as fuel-air mixtures, oil-air interactions, and exhaust emissions provides insights into combustion efficiency and emissions control.
  • Thermal Management: Mesh generation tools facilitate thermal simulations, allowing you to analyze heat distribution within the vehicle, optimize cooling systems, and prevent overheating of critical components like engines and brakes.
  • Aerodynamic Analysis: CFD mesh generation enables detailed aerodynamic simulations, including turbulence modeling and boundary layer analysis. This functionality allows for the optimization of wing shapes, airfoils, and the reduction of aerodynamic drag, resulting in more fuel-efficient aircraft.
  • Heat Transfer Simulations: Mesh generation is crucial for modeling heat transfer in various components such as engine turbines and exhaust systems. Simulate and analyze temperature distribution to ensure the structural integrity of critical aircraft parts.
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI): Mesh generation enables FSI simulations, where fluid-structure interactions are studied in detail. This helps assess the impact of aerodynamic forces on structural components, contributing to safer and more reliable aircraft designs.
  • Aerodynamic Proficiency: CFD mesh generation enables precise simulations of airflow around rotor blades and rotors, optimizing shapes for energy efficiency and reducing turbulence in gas generators and compressors.
  • Combustion Efficiency: Use meshing to fine-tune combustion processes, improve fuel injection strategies, flame stability, and overall engine performance, while complying with emissions regulations.
  • Thermal Management: Mesh generation helps model extreme heat conditions, ensuring efficient cooling and preserving the structural integrity of turbine and combustion chamber components.
  • Blood Flow Simulations: In biomedical applications, CFD meshing is used to model blood flow in arteries, providing insights into the behavior of blood cells, assessing thrombosis risk, and aiding in the design of stents and vascular implants.
  • Drug Dispersion Studies: Researchers use meshing to simulate drug dispersion in tissues, assisting in the development of drug delivery systems, optimizing drug release profiles, and improving pharmaceutical design.
  • Biomechanics: Meshing tools are used to study the biomechanics of human tissues and organs, including bone structures, ligaments, and muscles. This aids in the design of prosthetics, orthopedic implants, and tissue engineering.
  • Wind Farm Design: In wind energy applications, CFD mesh generation assists in the design of wind farms. Engineers can simulate wind flow patterns across an array of turbines and optimize their placement for maximum energy capture.
  • Heat Transmission Analysis: For thermal power generation, mesh generation helps analyze heat transmission in power plants and optimize the efficiency of cooling systems, ultimately improving energy production.
  • Pollution Dispersion Modeling: Environmental researchers use CFD mesh generation to model the dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere. This enables predictions of pollution concentrations, assessments of air quality, and informed decisions about emission control.

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