Simcenter Flomaster

Simcenter Flomaster is the leading general purpose 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution for the modeling and analysis of fluid mechanics in complex piping systems of any scale.


Simcenter Flomaster allows you to size and balance your industrial gas systems, plant cooling systems, Rankine cycle systems for power generation, marine ballast systems, or large distribution systems and pipelines, all while reducing cost and accelerating time to market.

It offers a comprehensive simulation toolset for designing, commissioning and operating thermo-fluid systems.

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  • Thermo-fluid system simulation
  • Early and detailed design of thermo-fluid systems
  • Advanced physics for thermo-fluid systems engineering
  • Propulsion system simulation
  • Maintenance, repair and operation of thermo-fluid systems

Why Simcenter Flomaster?

Simcenter Flomaster offers a comprehensive simulation toolset for designing, commissioning and operating thermo-fluid systems. The embedded robust and validated static and dynamic solvers allow to explore designs and to optimize system performance across the range of operating conditions.

Thanks to the openness and flexibility of the software, models can mature over the design cycle, and be integrated with CAD, CAE and PLM tools. Models can be reused for virtual commissioning, operator training and real-time monitoring during operations. It offers fast and accurate simulation of liquid, gas and two-phase systems; facilitating upfront engineering to reduce lead times and optimize capital and operational expenditures

Reduce time-to-market with thermo-fluid system simulation
Simcenter Flomaster is a leading simulation tool for fluids engineering and offers reliable and accurate solvers and best-in-class in-built correlations. This means that you can effectively size gas, liquid and two-phase systems and components to achieve maximum efficiency. With the same virtual model, you can analyze dynamic events such as different operating conditions, failure and emergency scenarios to ensure safety.

Design, commission and operate thermo-fluid piping systems
Simcenter Flomaster offers a comprehensive simulation toolset for designing, commissioning and operating thermo-fluid piping systems. This means that the digital twin of the system developed in the engineering phase can be reused during operation for virtual sensing and on-line monitoring to improve efficiency and ensure safety. Simcenter Flomaster can connect to other relevant tools and platforms including PLM, CAD, simulation and industrial IoT allowing you to embrace digital transformation and innovate quickly.

Fact Sheet

Fluid systems play key roles in all industries. They are used for a range of tasks from cooling and heating, transporting products, energy production to establishing the safety of the entire plant. 
Optimizing their performance and making sure they operate at all times is paramount.

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Powerful Transient Solver

  • Versatile steady state and transient simulation of incompressible and compressible systems with heat transfer analysis
  • Pressure surge analysis, temperature and fluid flowrate prediction
  • Extensive catalog of customizable component models with built-in empirical data

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Open, Extendable Architecture

  • Create bespoke component models
  • Create scripts for controlling components or networks
  • Open API structure allows integration into user product development process including in-house codes, CAE, manufacturing and optimization tools
  • Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) support for model export and co-simulation allows Flomaster models to be shared across other CAE tools during the design process through an independent standard for model exchange.
  • Export the hydrodynamic forces generated by a transient event as a time history to leading pipe stress analysis tools such as SST CAEPIPE and Integraph® CAESAR II®.

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Secure Traceable Data

  • Secure storage of networks, performance data, components and results in an industry standard relational database
  • Audit trail & tracking of model design history with ‘roll back’ functionality
  • Administration controls for user access permissions to project data
  • Database synchronization to enable engineers to work safely onsite, offline from the server

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Design Optimization Capability

The ‘Experiments’ feature in Flomaster provides users with the ability to conduct superior ‘what-if’ analyses for 1D thermo-fluid analysis.

  • Using a Latin Square algorithm, Flomaster helps users generate unique combinations of distributed input values between specific bounds. This ability creates an ideal foundation for the creation of meta-models and response surfaces that characterize a Flomaster system response
  • Monte Carlo simulations can be performed to produce simulation results based on a probability distribution generated from a mean and standard deviation for selected input parameters. This allows the effect of small variations in input values to be examined and enables Flomaster to be used in risk analysis and quality control environments such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

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1D-3D Design and Simulation

  • Using CAD2FM, engineers can automatically generation system level models in Flomaster from 3D geometry in tools such as NX, Solid Edge, CATIA, Creo, and Solidworks, reducing the network creation time by up to 95%.
  • Simulation Based Characterization (SBC) allows unique or novel component level designs to be characterized thermally or with respect to pressure drop using 3D CFD in FLOEFD. This characterization can then be used inside Flomaster for more accurate analysis of the overall system behavior.
  • OneSim is a tightly coupled co-simulation workflow that enables a 3D CFD model in FLOEFD to be considered as part of a 1D CFD Flomaster network. Such a workflow enables the accuracy of a 3D CFD simulation to be applied to parts that would otherwise be overly simplified when represented as system level components.

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Internal Flow Systems by D.S. Miller

Since its publication in 1978, INTERNAL FLOW SYSTEMS has become the standard reference for engineers involved with thermo-fluid systems design.

The data and procedures described in the book have been adopted worldwide by many companies as an essential part of their design and analysis methods. Aside from a completely revised text, the second edition includes two new chapters on Design Management as well as Compressible Flows and the classification of data has been further improved. In addition, a number of important loss coefficients have been revised in the light of new experimental data.

The text layout has been altered for ease of use, although reference is made to features in the first edition for continuity. Lastly it contains extensive notes and references for further reading, as well as a full subject index.

This book is essential reading for practitioners, researchers, lecturers and students of any thermo-fluid system for automotive, offshore, civil, process, manufacturing, power and water engineering applications.

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