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CFD.NINJA – ANSYS CFD

CFD.NINJA is a group founded in 2014, since then we have been dedicated to the research and dissemination of topics related to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for which we use various CFD simulation software such as ANSYS FLUENT, ANSYS CFX, ANSYS MESHING, ANSYS ICEM CFD, OpenFoam, DesignModeler, SpaceClaim, Rocky DEM, Autodesk Inventor, Ensight, etc.
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More than 150 Free Tutorials using Ansys Fluent, Ansys CFX, Ansys Meshing, DesignModeler, SpaceClaim, Autodesk Inventor, ICEM CFD.

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CFD.NINJA Tutorials

We have a large number of tutorials that we have developed over several years and we make them available to you. In many of them, you can download files, geometries, and meshes. Soon we will be uploading more tutorials for experts and beginners of ANSYS CFD. We hope you can share this website with your friends and colleagues.

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a tool with amazing flexibility, accuracy and breadth of application. But serious CFD, the kind that provides insights to help you optimize your designs, can be out of reach unless you choose your software carefully. To get serious CFD results, you need serious software. Ansys CFD goes beyond qualitative results to deliver accurate quantitative predictions of fluid interactions and trade-offs. These insights reveal unexpected opportunities for your product — opportunities that even experienced engineering analysts can miss.

Ansys Fluent Tutorials

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Fluent software contains the broad, physical modeling capabilities needed to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer and reactions for industrial applications. These range from air flow over an aircraft wing to combustion in a furnace, from bubble columns to oil platforms, from blood flow to semiconductor manufacturing and from clean room design to wastewater treatment plants. Fluent spans an expansive range, including special models, with capabilities to model in-cylinder combustion, aero-acoustics, turbomachinery and multiphase systems.

Ansys Fluent – How to add new material?

By default, your local materials list will include a single fluid material (air) and a single solid material (aluminum). If the fluid involved in your problem is air, you can use the default properties for air or modify the properties.

Ansys Fluent – Fluidized Bed

A fluidized bed is a physical phenomenon occurring when a quantity of a solid particulate substance (usually present in a holding vessel) is placed under appropriate conditions to cause a solid/fluid mixture to behave as a fluid.

Ansys Fluent – Heat Transfer & Counter Flow

First we need to understand what the differences are between counter flow and parallel flow. As a brief description; the term refers to the relationship between the flow directions of the hot and cold fluids.

Ansys Fluent | Heat Transfer between plates

In this tutorial, you will learn how simulate heat transfer between plates with different solid materials. In addition to this, you will learn how to create an interface using Ansys Fluent.

Ansys CFX Tutorials

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Ansys CFX is a high-performance computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software tool that delivers reliable and accurate solutions quickly and robustly across a wide range of CFD and multiphysics applications. CFX is recognized for its outstanding accuracy, robustness and speed when simulating turbomachinery, such as pumps, fans, compressors and gas and hydraulic turbines.

Ansys CFX – NACA 0012 with Angle of Attack (AOA)

During the late 1920s and into the 1930s, the NACA developed a series of thoroughly tested airfoils and devised a numerical designation for each airfoil — a four digit number that represented the airfoil section’s critical geometric properties.

Ansys CFX – Heat Transfer Solid/Solid

Source: brighthubengineering Heat transfer is the process of transfer of heat from high temperature reservoir to low temperature reservoir. In terms of the thermodynamic system, heat transfer is the movement of heat across the boundary of the system due to temperature...

Ansys CFX – NACA Airfoil 4412

During the late 1920s and into the 1930s, the NACA developed a series of thoroughly tested airfoils and devised a numerical designation for each airfoil — a four digit number that represented the airfoil section’s critical geometric properties.

BladeGen + Turbogrid + Ansys CFX – Centrifugal Pump

A centrifugal pump is a mechanical device designed to move a fluid by means of the transfer of rotational energy from one or more driven rotors, called impellers.

OpenFOAM vs ANSYS CFX

OpenFOAM vs ANSYS CFX

Source: CFD Direct OpenFOAM is the free, open source CFD software developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd since 2004. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of...

Ansys CFX – Compressible Flow

Ansys CFX – Compressible Flow

Source: Ansys Compressibility effects are encountered in gas flows at high velocity and/or in which there are large pressure variations. When the flow velocity approaches or exceeds the speed of sound of the gas or when the pressure change in the system ( ) is large,...

Ansys Meshing Tutorials

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Meshing is an integral part of the engineering simulation process where complex geometries are divided into simple elements that can be used as discrete local approximations of the larger domain. The mesh influences the accuracy, convergence and speed of the simulation. Furthermore, since meshing typically consumes a significant portion of the time it takes to get simulation results, the better and more automated the meshing tools, the faster and more accurate the solution.

Ansys provides general purpose, high-performance, automated, intelligent meshing software which produces the most appropriate mesh for accurate, efficient multiphysics solutions — from easy, automatic meshing to highly crafted mesh. Methods available cover the meshing spectrum of high-order to linear elements and fast tetrahedral and polyhedral to high-quality hexahedral and Mosaic. Smart defaults are built into the software to make meshing a painless and intuitive task delivering the required resolution to capture solution gradients properly for dependable results.

Ansys Meshing – Pinch

The Pinch feature lets you remove small features (such as short edges and narrow regions) at the mesh level in order to generate better quality elements around those features.

Ansys Meshing – Sizing

By default, Use Adaptive Sizing is set to Yes, unless Physics Preference is set to CFD or Nonlinear Mechanical (in which case the default is Capture Curvature set to Yes),

Ansys Meshing – Refinement

Refinement controls specify the maximum number of times you want an initial mesh to be refined.

Ansys Meshing – Sphere of Influence

The Sphere of Influence option is available in the Type field after you select an entity such as a body, face, edge, or vertex.

Ansys Meshing – Match Control

Ansys Meshing – Match Control

Source: Ansys The Match Control matches the mesh on two or more faces or edges in a model. The Meshing application provides two types of match controls—cyclic and arbitrary. The Match Control is supported for the following mesh methods: Volume Meshing: Sweep Patch...

Ansys Meshing – Body of Influence

Ansys Meshing – Body of Influence

Source: Ansys The Body of Influence option is available in the Type field if you selected a body and Use Adaptive Sizing is set to No. Using this option, you can set one body as a source of another body (that is, a Body of Influence). The Body of Influence will...

Ansys Meshing – Sphere of Influence

Ansys Meshing – Sphere of Influence

Source: Ansys The Sphere of Influence option is available in the Type field after you select an entity such as a body, face, edge, or vertex. If the Sphere of Influence is scoped to a body or vertex, the Sphere of Influence affects the entire body regardless of sizing...

Ansys DesignModeler Tutorials

Ansys DesignModeler – Symmetry

The Symmetry feature is a tool used to define a symmetry model. The feature takes either all the bodies or selected bodies of the model as input and accepts up to three symmetry planes. You can choose either full or partial models to work with. If a full model is used, the selected symmetry planes will slice off the model and only a portion of the model will be retained.

Ansys DesignModeler – Import from BladeGen to DesignModeler

Ansys BladeModeler software is a specialized, easy-to-use tool for the rapid 3D design of rotating machinery components. Ansys BladeModeler is used to design axial, mixed-flow and radial blade components in applications such as pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, turbines, expanders, turbochargers, inducers and more.

Ansys DesignModeler – Blend & Chamfer

The Chamfer feature allows you to create planar transitions (or chamfer faces) across model edges. This feature can be executed on both frozen and active bodies beginning in version 11.0. Prior to version 11.0, this feature would only operate on active bodies.

Ansys DesignModeler – Fill (Volume Extract)

The Fill feature is located in the Tools Menu, and is available when the model consists of active and/or frozen bodies. The Fill feature is used to extract inverse volume or volumes enclosed within a body or a set of bodies.

Ansys DesignModeler – Thin/Surface

Ansys DesignModeler – Thin/Surface

Source: Ansys he Thin/Surface feature has two distinct applications: Create thin solids Simplified shelling The three selection tools are: Faces to Remove: selected faces will be removed from their bodies. Faces to Keep: selected faces will be kept, while unselected...

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