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Simulation CFD Applied: HVAC Layout

Dive deeper into the application of Autodesk Simulation CFD to optimizing HVAC layouts. Proper air movement and temperature distribution help meet design goals related to energy consumption, contaminant containment, indoor air quality, and human comfort. These design goals can be addressed by evaluating CFD simulation results.

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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.

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Simulation CFD Applied: Characterizing AEC Components

Dive deeper into the application of Autodesk Simulation CFD to building design. Characterization is the process of representing the physical, thermal, and flow characteristics of an element in your model. Strategically characterizing components allows their effects to be accounted for without the complexity of explicitly modeling them. Learn best practices for efficiently representing the model elements you'll most likely encounter in building design.

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Simulation CFD Fundamentals 3: Solving and Results Interpretation

Build on your fundamental knowledge of Autodesk Simulation CFD. In this course you'll learn how to set solver settings for common AEC applications. The solver is the physics engine that dictates the results of your simulation, based on your inputs. You'll also learn some best practices on interpreting results to help improve your designs.

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Simulation CFD Fundamentals 2: Boundary Conditions and Meshing

Build on your fundamental knowledge of Autodesk Simulation CFD. In this course you'll learn how to define the surrounding environment’s interaction with your model, by setting boundary conditions for values like air temperature and flowrates. Then you'll learn about meshing: the process by which the model is divided into thousands or even millions of smaller regions for numerical calculations. Valid boundary conditions and meshing are critical for good and useful simulations.

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Simulation CFD Fundamentals 1: Simulation Process, Geometry, and Materials

Gain a fundamental understanding of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology. This course starts with an explanation of the workflow of Autodesk Simulation CFD, and how it can help the building design process. Then it covers the basic process of using your CAD geometry for CFD simulations. Lastly, you'll learn how to apply materials that capture the physical properties that you need to simulate in your model.

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Exercise: Understanding Simulation CFD Results

Gain hands-on experience validating results from Simulation CFD

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Sanity Checks for AEC Simulation Results

Validating results in Simulation CFD

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AEC Results Visualization in Simulation CFD
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AEC Results Visualization in Simulation CFD

Learn the basic process of interpreting results for AEC applications in Autodesk Simulation CFD.

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A Simulation CFD Exercise in Transient Simulation

Set up and solve a transient simulation with an introductory exercise.

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