Autodesk CFD software has gone through dramatic advancements that cover every aspect of the typical workflow necessary to perform an aerodynamics analysis. We will examine new workflows available to capitalize on your CAD data using SimStudio Tools for CAD cleanup or surface wrapping to nearly eliminate any CAD preparation. We will then do a deep dive into the new turbulence models available and the best practices and which ones to use for aerodynamics simulations. We will touch on mesh adaption best practices for aerodynamics to reduce the typical meshing guesswork and increase solving efficiency for complex aerodynamics models. The demonstration will conclude with methods to accurately capture the wall force results to measure lift and drag on bodies using efficient techniques. This class is designed to present the latest and proven workflows to perform aerodynamics simulations to eliminate out-of-date inefficient and less-accurate workflows used in the past.
Engineers who are interested in expanding their current capabilities and accuracy of their aerodynamics CFD models.
As the technical support manager at Autodesk, Inc., for the Simulation Team, Royce Abel oversees all simulation technical support in the Americas. Before that he spent 8 years supporting Simulation CFD software as the WW knowledge domain expert with a mix of sales, consulting, quality assurance, API development, validation, and technical writing. He developed the Autodesk Help Webinar series, starting with the Simulation CFD software product line with rave reviews (you can listen to an example on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Yf2iVABc8cg?list=PLIv6vwn776aRRpQtH6KUqHw8QXkZyNlyq). Before joining Autodesk he worked with companies like Impact Technologies; Lockheed Martin; General Electric; Lutron Electronics, Inc.; and Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc. These experiences gave him a breadth of experience around condition-based monitoring and prognostics of industrial machinery, structural analysis, signal processing, manufacturing, design, carbon nanotubes, electrostatics, and automation. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
How can large, multidisciplinary projects be delivered in a streamlined and efficient way? Using the example of a recently delivered design of a 96,000-seat stadium featuring an enormous cable net roof, Mark will outline a unique approach to planning and implementing robust and efficient workflows that embrace the latest technological developments. The project was anchored in Autodesk Revit and Revit’s flexibility and openness was exploited to document and communicate a fully integrated building design with highly complex and irregular geometry. The class will introduce the application of “mass bespoke” thinking to a construction design project outlining how a change of mindset can demonstrably increase productivity and resilience to change. This class will change the way you think about design.
In this class, you will use SimStudio Tools to change models from fully detailed, production-ready components to models that are suitable for analysis in Autodesk CFD software, Simulation Mechanical software, or Moldflow software. Production models are more finely detailed than needed for simulation analysis. This leads to either long analysis run times due to high element counts, large effort put into remodeling designs into simpler forms, or often both. And that is if they run at all! You will use SimStudio Tools to simplify an existing circuit board and enclosure design for use in an Autodesk CFD software airflow and cooling analysis. You will then use SimStudio Tools to adjust the enclosure geometry for improved cooling. This session features SimStudio and CFD.
The class will mainly cover the essentials of China Architecture Design Group’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions and practices, including BIM organizational frameworks, integration of collaborative BIM workflow and management, BIM project implementation, and so on. Since 2004, project case studies have been drawn from 48 various BIM projects with diversified building types with a total building area of more than 5,000,000 square meters. Additionally, the class will introduce the development and implementation of China national BIM standards: Building Information Modeling Delivery Standard, Building Information Modeling Classification and Coding Standard, Building Information Modeling Drafting Standard. This session features Revit, CFD, and Navisworks Manage.
Implementing Simulation software early and often in the design process helps to reduce prototypes, get to market more quickly, and optimize your design for better performance. Designs are all around you—some that have used Simulation software, and some that could benefit from this optimization. In fact, most products require the use of multiple Simulation software products to achieve their best design. I know, I know . . . so where does the kegger come in to play? It might seem strange, but something as simple as a keg can be used to perfectly demonstrate nearly every Simulation software product. In this class, you will learn a bit of Simulation for Fusion 360 software, Autodesk CFD software, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD software, Simulation Mechanical software, Moldflow software, and Moldflow Design software. So, if you’re interested in how you can optimize your designs, or just want to grab a beer in one of the most entertaining classes of Autodesk University, this is the place for you! This session features Fusion 360 and CFD.
The interoperability between Autodesk Revit and Autodesk CFD can be challenging in a number of areas. Most Revit design models typically contain a high level of detail for construction, gaps in geometry, clashes, and other unresolved conflicts that can create issues when imported to the CFD environment. In this session, participants will learn how to develop and maintain a Revit model for geometry creation suitable for Autodesk CFD analysis using industry best-practices, and review examples of the type of Revit geometry that can be repurposed and what should be replaced. The session will also present methods of leveraging Revit's powerful data, visualization, coordination, and documentation functionality to enhance CFD development, design coordination, data management, and reporting.
We invite customers who have a need to simulate thermal management of electronics to attend this roundtable. We plan on discussing and discovering common electrical computer-aided design (ECAD) and mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) workflows, going from ideation, conceptual layout, and final design. Thermal management fits in this design process throughout and we will present some mockups on how we see the next generation of simulation fitting into the design process. We hope to gain insight from the roundtable regarding how participants currently manage the ECAD data and use it along with MCAD data to perform thermal simulation, where their struggles are, and what could be done to make everything easier. This session features CFD, Forge, and Fusion 360.
Taking as an example a real-world case—a dam discharge tunnel—this class will show how to handle a model that originated from digital scan, taking it toward a model that is at the same time simple, but keeping the relevant features. We will explain the workflow of turning the complex surface model into point clouds and simplified surfaces, and then generate a Simulation-friendly model—all using a wide range of Autodesk, Inc., products (like AutoCAD Civil 3D software, ReCap software, Inventor software, Remake software, and Fusion 360 software). Having the final model, we will explain how to set it up in Autodesk CFD software using the latest features of Autodesk CFD 2017 software—especially Hydrostatic Pressure—showing how it works and generates accurate results predicting the flow in and around the tunnel. Results derived from simulations are used for the design of the tunnel entrance to maximize the efficiency of the discharge, and to avoid problematic effects like cavitation. A representative of the EP customer that commissioned the project will be joining as a co-presenter. This session features CFD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Fusion 360. AIA Approved
Simulation tools are transforming the field of aerospace design by enabling affordable, on-demand simulation capabilities. Escape Dynamics, Inc., has been actively using mechanical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools in the design/optimization process of several key components of their space launch system, including antennas for wireless energy transfer, airframe and structural components of a single-state-to-orbit space plane, and a highly efficient combustion-free engine configured to use wireless microwave energy to power a space plane. In this lecture we will summarize the key benefits of using Simulation software tools in aerospace design application, and we’ll focus more narrowly on the CFD and mechanical simulations of our thermal thruster engine. We will specifically focus on comparison between simulation results and the real-world test data and share the lessons we've learned in simulating various heat-exchanger topologies, flow-through nozzles and pipes, and flow-with-heat addition.
Autodesk, Inc.’s, Project Scorch enables fire and smoke Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation within your buildings’ designs. In this class we’ll cover the full process, including importing your designs, creating burners and sprinklers, working with materials, and interpreting local and cloud-based analysis results—all to enable you to utilize the power of simulation within your design process. We will cover how understanding heat, smoke, and particle movement can help you in the design process, and how you can integrate simulation into the process. We will also cover some best practices and helpful tips to help you get the most out of Project Scorch, as well as demonstrate several examples to help understand key concepts.
This class will include a competition to set up a model to achieve the best accuracy. It will begin with a discussion and hands-on session involving meshing—basic rules of meshing, mesh sensitivity, and mesh controls; solver settings—Advection Schemes, Nodal aspect ratio, Mach number, and Y+; convergence controls and interpretation; momentum conservation; and energy balance. Finally we will have a competition to apply what was discussed to produce an accurate simulation. Geometry and a description of the test environment will be provided, along with the results required. It is assumed that the user will have a good understanding of the software and can already set up his or her own models to a good level.
One of the main development efforts regarding Autodesk CFD software has been to reduce time that users spend on the tasks of altering geometry and meshing. There have been several new major features and tools added to the product as part of this focus. The aim of this class is to inform and teach about how to gain productivity and greatly reduce your model-preparation time using these new tools. This class will include instructional demonstrations on how to use the new Surface Wrap tools, Model Assessment Toolkit, and SimStudio Tools for Autodesk CFD software. We will show a live demonstration of these tools in action. There will also be some demonstration of further enhancements for geometry and meshing available in the Autodesk CFD 2017 Beta software scheduled to be available at the time of Autodesk University 2015.
Autodesk CFD software from Autodesk, Inc., provides computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and thermal simulation tools to help you make great products. Using Autodesk CFD software, you can predict product performance, optimize designs, and validate product behavior before manufacturing. The question then arises: "Where do I start?" Attend this class and you will learn the basics of Autodesk CFD software and how it can improve your design process.