Simulate Fluid Flow Design Problems with Greater Accuracy

Using PowerFLOW fluid dynamics simulation software, engineers can evaluate product performance early in the design process, minimizing the need for costly changes further down the line.

Solve Challenges in Every Fluid Flow Design Scenario

With PowerFLOW, you can validate application solutions and find best practice methodology for multiple design scenarios.

Aerodynamics

Use PowerFLOW to help solve challenges in aerodynamic efficiency, vehicle handling, panel deformation and more.

Aeroacoustics

Solve design issues involving greenhouse wind noise, underbody wind noise, whistle and tonal noise, sunroof and window buffeting and more.

Thermal Management

Quickly pinpoint thermal management issues such as cooling airflow, thermal protection, brake cooling, drive cycle simulation, and electronics and battery cooling.

Climate Control

Know and solve challenges around cabin comfort, HVAC unit and distribution system performance, HVAC system and fan noise, defrosting and demisting.

Powertrain

Find and resolve powertrain challenges involving drivetrain cooling, exhaust systems, cooling jackets and engine blocks.

Soiling and Water Management

Identify issues caused by ‘A’ pillar overflow, dirt and dust accumulation and tire spray.

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True Rotating Geometry

PowerFLOW’s ability to simulate true rotating geometry enables practical and accurate prediction of noise and performance of HVAC and cooling fans – something that’s simply not possible using standard rotating reference frame models.

It also improves accuracy for any application that has rotating components and is transient in nature.

Applications include:

  • Fan noise and performance
    • Simulations for axial flow fans, centrifugal fans, mixed-flow fans and cross-flow fans
    • Ability to analyze flow rates and pressure rises
  • Brake cooling
  • Wheel aerodynamics
  • Pumps, blowers, turbines, mixers and more
Coupled Simulations

PowerFLOW seamlessly couples with other SIMULIA applications to perform expanded applications.

  • PowerTHERM® predicts surface temperatures and heat fluxes generated, with fully coupled state-of-the-art radiation and conduction solver
  • PowerCOOL® predicts heat exchanger performance and top tank temperatures, with fully coupled cooling system simulation models
  • PowerACOUSTICS® predicts and analyzes aeroacoustic noise
Rapid Simulation Turn-Around Time

PowerFLOW is designed from the ground up for operation in high-performance computing environments. It provides the fastest possible simulation times – delivering near-linear scalability up to hundreds of processor cores.

One model, many simulations
Once a surface mesh model is prepared, our best practices detail how the same model may be used to perform additional simulations (such as thermal or aeroacoustic) using SIMULIA’s integrated suite of products.

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Vehicle Thermal Management Solutions
A good thermal design ensures reliability, durability, efficiency, performance, and safety where and however the vehicle is operated. When the thermal design is inadequate, the vehicle stops working as intended, inconveniencing the occupants or worse.
SIMULIA PowerFLOW CFD Simulation of a VTOL personal air vehicle
The movie shows results of a transient CFD simulation of a VTOL personal air vehicle configuration undertaking a conversion maneuver, decelerating from an approach condition, with tilt propellers in tractor modality, to a hover condition, with tilt propellers in lifting modality and additional lifting rotors.

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