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Fluid flow product performance

Great performing and reliable products speak for themselves and can win business. Products like pumps, valves, heat exchangers, nozzles, and measuring devices all rely on their fluid flow performance to define their success. Engineers need to find the winning balance between cost, performance, and reliability all while working with a limited amount of time.

To accomplish this, engineers must explore more ideas during design. Predicting fluid flow rates, pressure drops, and turbulence are just a few items that are challenging to measure during design. Understanding these performance indicators with the use of CFD simulation enables engineers to explore more ideas and make better decisions.

Measuring performance and reliability

There are many different factors that play a role in fluid flow applications as designs are complex. Leveraging Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) provide users with the ability to simulate the products performance under a wide array of operating conditions. This gives engineers an understanding of the pressure, flow and thermal characteristics of their product in order to ensure performance and reliability.

Leverage Computational Fluid Dynamics to understand fluid flow

Simulation software in action

See how Autodesk CFD provides the ability to predict and validate fluid flow performance indicators accurately and easily regardless of your CAD system. Watch the choke valve video demonstration to see how upfront CFD results are used to make informed product design decisions.

Industry trusted results

Learn how leading companies have improved the fluid flow performance of their products with Autodesk CFD.

Norgren, Chris Narborough, Design Engineer


Chris Narborough, Design Engineer

“Autodesk CFD gives us a better understanding of product performance and, in turn, allows us to develop cost-effective, innovative, and more reliable designs in less time than using conventional methods of building and testing physical prototypes.”

Parker Hannifin
Bruno Fairy, Simulation and Analysis Engineer

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“With Autodesk CFD, we could easily see the flow inside the model, where it was moving quickly, and where pressure pockets were - something you can’t do in real life or on a flow bench.”

Betts Industries, Inc.
Kyle Anderson, Design Engineer

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Let’s have a conversation

Our fluid flow experts would like to talk with you to learn about your specific products and the challenges you would like help with. Who knows we just might be able to help you with your hardest problems.

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