DE · Glossary · Fluid Dynamics Glossary Term

Fluid Dynamics

 
 
Fluid dynamics, one branch of fluid mechanics, entails study of fluids, such as liquid, gas and plasma, and the impact of outside forces (e.g., movement) upon fluids. This offshoot of applied science focuses on liquid and gas movement. It involves the interaction of fluids as they are exposed to one another. Fluid dynamics come into play with development of rocket engines and oil pipelines, among other examples. As a macroscopic, statistical method to assessing how fluids relate to each other on a large scale, fluids are observed as a matter continuum even though liquid and gas are made up of single atoms. Flow of liquids or gases relies on the inherent characteristics of matter. These include density, viscosity and compressibility. An example of fluid dynamics at work might include air traveling across an airplane wing. Fluid dynamics includes such secondary disciplines as aerodynamics (study of gases) and hydrodynamics (liquids study).
 
 

Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD Resource

Simulating the Indoor Environment
Discover the benefits of cloud-native engineering simulation applied to thermal comfort and air quality analysis. SimScale offers a technically and economically accessible solution for indoor environmental simulations that can account for the complex physical phenomena needed to design healthy and energy-efficient buildings and spaces.
Learn more


Latest in Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD

Simulate
Turbo Boost CFD Simulation Without Breaking Bank
How Simcenter STAR-CCM+ combines with AMD 3D V-Cache™ and Cloud technology to make faster simulation affordable to all.

Simulate
How Workstations are Shaped by FEA
Hardware makers explain how they use analysis to configure their products.

Design
Engineering the Perfect Sound
Researchers and musicians alike are turning to FEA and CFD to help with instrument design. 

Design
Siemens NX for Thermal Simulation Available
One notable new feature within NX is the power to embed other software into your workspace.

Design
Streamline Solutions Launches Elements V3.5.1 for Automotive Design
This release also includes new versions of the add-on modules ELEMENTS-Adjoint and ELEMENTS-Coupled.

Simulate
Editor’s Pick: CFD solver on unified code base
Flow Science’s FLOW-3D 2022R2 Product Family has a unified solver that allows access to the features of OpenMP...

Simulate
Editor’s Pick: Improvements for automated CFD workflows and design optimization
Flow Science’s FLOW-3D (x) 2022R1 offers users a platform to arrive at “the best design solutions."

Simulate
Rainmakers for Autonomous Driving
Simulation improves self-driving vehicles’ performance in hazardous weather.

Engineering Computing
Dallara Uses HPC on AWS to Off-Load Peak CFD Workloads for Race Car Simulations
Dallara Automobili (Dallara) turned to AWS for its high-performance computing (HPC) needs for simulation and testing.

Simulate
Turbo Boost CFD Simulation Without Breaking the Bank
How Simcenter STAR-CCM+ combines with AMD 3D V-Cache and Cloud technology to make faster simulation affordable to all.

Engineering Computing
Running Large-Scale CFD Fire Simulations on AWS for Amazon.com
By Utilizing AWS, Amazon EU Design and Construction (Amazon) was able to facilitate additional project oversight and faster Computational Fluid...

Simulate
Digitizing Biology
Use of simulation grows in biomedical sector; technology set to become part of regulatory approval.

Cadence to Buy Future Facilities
Future Facilities is known for its data center digital twins.

Simulate
Editor’s Pick: Faster CAD-Embedded CFD simulation
Siemens Simcenter FLOEFD 2205 features a new “Mesh Boolean” technology, which Siemens says can handle complex or poor-quality CAD data faster...

Simulate
Limits of FEA Automation
As templates and apps broaden simulation’s reach, experts get a new role.

Simulate
Unearthing New Features in Simcenter FLOEFD 2205
Part of the features included in the latest release include multiphysics capabilities in structural analysis.

All Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD