Course at a Glance


This course was developed for practicing engineers within the AEC industry, and advanced students, who are looking for a primer on using Autodesk Simulation CFD on their projects. This course is is useful for people who already know the fundamentals of Autodesk Simulation CFD and want to dive deeper into datacenter optimization with CFD.

Building Design and Construction


3 hours

Simulation CFD Applied: Datacenters

Dive deeper into the application of Autodesk Simulation CFD to datacenter optimization. Cooling a data center can consume a lot of energy. CFD can be used to model and improve the heat transfer and fluid flow in these facilities, to help optimize the overall performance and prevent equipment from exceeding maximum operating temperatures.

Learning Objectives

  • Characterize datacenter components to accurately capture their physical behavior in Simulation CFD.
  • Interpret flow and thermal simulation results to improve datacenter layout and configuration.
  • Practice the CFD simulation setup and results review process for a datacenter design scenario.

This course is based on the content that's found in the CFD Simulations of Data Centers section of the Intro to Simulation CFD for AEC Applications publication.

This online course includes some quizzes to test and track your knowledge, and completing the course is an easy way to meet continuing education requirements for the USGBC.

Links and References


Sim Specialists
Sim Specialists LLC is a technical resource providing engineering simulation consulting services and training. They become an extension of your engineering team to support active projects and initiatives related to flow, thermal, and structural applications across various industries including AEC, electronics, and flow control. Their expertise in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies has supported 100’s of projects as consultants and 100’s of users as trainers. They specialize in evaluating operating characteristics and improving product performance with engineering simulation specific to CFD and FEA technologies.