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Gilberto Fernandez

SIM21644: From Digitally Scanned DWG Geometry to Autodesk CFD Model: A Workflow for a Real Case Study

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to work with models coming from digital scan and transform them in AutoCAD
  • Learn how to work with point clouds and convert them to surfaces in Fusion 360
  • Understand the challenges of setting up a model in Autodesk CFD
  • Learn how to use the new Hydrostatic Pressure feature in Autodesk CFD 2017

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

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

Target Audience

Target Audience

Construction and design engineers of all levels, as it shows usage of a wide range of products.

Very useful for CFD experts,as it shows usage of new feature of CFD 2017

Speakers

Speakers

Gilberto Fernandez

Gilberto Fernandez is a premium product specialist in the Simulation Team, in the Autodesk Global Services organization. He studied aeronautical engineering in Madrid, and did a master’s degree in engineering at the University of Reading in England. Fernandez started working in several projects linked with the university, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools, and then worked for some years as a CFD project engineer at BMT Fluid Mechanics, being involved in many consultancy projects covering the architecture, construction, and manufacturing industries. In 2006, Fernandez joined Blue Ridge Numerics as a technical support engineer for CFdesign software, the predecessor of Autodesk CFD software. When Blue Ridge became part of Autodesk, he started working as a technical specialist, and he progressed to be part of Autodesk Premium Services organization within the Simulation Team. He now plays the role of designated support specialist in some of the Autodesk priority accounts, delivering proactive service and activities for premium customers.

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Published

  • 2016
  • SIM21644
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • CFD
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Fusion 360

Industries

  • General Architecture. Engineering and Construction
  • Construction Services
  • General Manufacturing and Product Design

Topics

  • Simulation
  • AutoCAD and General Design