Abaqus/CFD provides advanced computational fluid dynamics capabilities with extensive support for preprocessing and postprocessing provided in Abaqus/CAE. These scalable parallel CFD simulation capabilities address a broad range of nonlinear coupled fluid-thermal and fluid-structural problems.
Abaqus/CFD can solve the following types of incompressible flow problems:
- Laminar and turbulent: Internal or external flows that are steady-state or transient, span a broad Reynolds number range, and involve complex geometry may be simulated with Abaqus/CFD. This includes flow problems induced by spatially varying distributed body forces.
- Thermal convective: Problems that involve heat transfer and require an energy equation and that may involve buoyancy-driven flows (i.e., natural convection) can also be solved with Abaqus/CFD. This type of problem includes turbulent heat transfer for a broad range of Prandtl numbers.
- Deforming-mesh ALE: Abaqus/CFD includes the ability to perform deforming-mesh analyses using an arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) description of the equations of motion, heat transfer, and turbulent transport. Deforming-mesh problems may include prescribed boundary motion that induces fluid flow or FSI problems where the boundary motion is relatively independent of the fluid flow.