Simcenter FLOEFD Products

Simcenter FLOEFD Standalone

3D Concurrent CFD tool offering a CAD-centric experience for all MCAD system users.


The unique 1D-3D CFD coupling with Flomaster is an industry first, providing a tight coupling of 1D and 3D software technologies engineered to work natively together with integrated source code.


It is the only CFD software delivering local user interfaces in Japanese, Chinese, French, German and Russian.

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  • CAD-embedded CFD simulation
  • Automated meshing
  • Robust converge criteria
  • Streamlined workflows
  • Electronics thermal and thermo-mechanical analysis in CAD

Why Simcenter FLOEFD Standalone?

Simcenter FLOEFD Standalone is a fully CAD-embedded CFD software with multiphysics capabilities, for designers to analysts. It helps shorten development by up to 65-75% compared to typical CFD approaches by frontloading fluid flow simulation and thermal analysis and using native CAD geometry. It enables engineers to directly work on their CAD model for preparing and evaluating their concurrent CFD simulation.

Frontload CFD simulation to shorten development
Simcenter FLOEFD Standalone enables design engineers to perform simulation earlier in the design process when it is more cost-effective to identify and fix problems or explore improvements. Integrated in CAD, it has shown improved productivity by a factor of x2 to x40.

Leverage an intuitive CFD interface for designers
Put simulation in the hands of design engineers with the Simcenter FLOEFD CAD embedded interface, guided simulation set up and execution, intelligent automation technologies and straight forward viewing of results. Allow them to explore design performance earlier so they can make informed decisions without having to overcome traditional barriers.

Perform CFD directly on native CAD geometry and eliminate CFD overheads
Eliminate delays in geometry translation between tools and overcome complexity in preparing CAD geometry for CFD analysis. Simcenter FLOEFD uses native geometry directly: so as you explore performance or evaluate changes to a model, the CAD model is being changed concurrently.

It has key strengths in robust automatic meshing and unique SmartCell technology that enables handling of CAD geometry of any quality. These strengths help to handle small narrow gaps in assemblies and surface inconsistencies, which often cause long delays for healing in traditional CFD tools. This is complemented by intelligent automation for pre-processing, such as automatic sealing of CAD geometry and leak identification.

Use simulation driven design – explore, compare and optimize
Leverage parametric studies and design exploration functionality to evaluate more design options within the time available. Evaluate 'what if' scenarios to ensure product performance and reliability in different conditions. 

Using this software, you can easily compare designs using side-by-side with CFD result visualizations, plots and tabular results and generating reports in just a few clicks. When your design is optimized using simulation, you can directly communicate the CAD model to other engineering functions.

Answer Difficult Engineering Questions

Simulation-driven design has helped thousands of engineers across the globe answer real engineering questions. However, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), as a simulation discipline is one of the most complicated to master. Until now. Unleash the power of CFD inside CAD. Featuring built-in specialist expertise and intelligent automation, CAD-embedded CFD software lets you conduct fluid flow and heat transfer analysis immediately after creating new design concepts. And more importantly it runs on your platform of choice – be it Siemens NX, Creo, CATIA V5 or Solid Edge.

Create better performing products, improve your design process efficiency and enhance productivity by up to 40x. Attend this short session to learn how you can leverage the power of simulation-driven design with the help of CAD-embedded CFD.

In this On-Demand webinar about CFD inside CAD you will learn:

  • What is CFD?
  • Why should I use CFD inside CAD?
  • Where can CFD help in the product development process?
  • How can I use CFD as a competitive edge?

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Tight CAD-integrated CFD Simulation

Tight integration enables users to do multiple design studies and evaluate how the modifications influence the performance of the design.

Parametric Study and Design Comparion Functionality

The compare configuration and parametric study capability inside Simcenter FLOEFD enables engineers to understand the influence of changes in the geometry or boundary conditions on the results. Users can evaluate the design envelope by assessing results by numerical values, by graphs and by visual images and animations and thereby compare a wide range of project permutations.


Fast and Automated Cartesian Meshing Technology

Simcenter FLOEFD uses Cartesian meshing technology which is recognized as the most efficient framework for simulating fluid flows, heat and mass transfer. In addition, the meshing process can be automated easily for even the most complex CAD geometries. When coupled with an immersed boundary cut-cell approach, this form of preprocessing inside Simcenter FLOEFD gives unprecedented speedup in the overall design process.

Simcenter FLOEFD now includes sliding mesh modeling, letting you create more realistic simulations of rotating equipment and transient flow behaviors, such as when fluid quantity is highly non-uniform around a rotating part.

Instinctive User Experience

Simcenter FLOEFD features an easy-to-use GUI with considerable intelligent automation built-in as standard:

  • Powerful analysis wizard guides users through the problem set-up
  • Interface uses engineering terms instead of technical jargon therefore users can focus on solving flow problems as opposed to figuring out how to use the software
  • Real-time feedback about the solution progress such as convergence, residual errors and monitor point values
  • Engineering outputs appear in both a timely and intuitive manner, including reports in Microsoft Excel and Word

Bronswerk Heat Transfer BV's Whizz-Wheel®-based cooling systems

  • Groundbreaking design achieved up to 80% thermodynamic efficiency - traditional designs only achieve about 60%.
  • Saved 15% of electricity usage.
  • Met stringent European Environmental Control Board standards.

"Most importantly, Simcenter FLOEFD gave us the opportunity to really understand the aerodynamics of air-cooled coolers for the first time because the flow and the aerodynamics are more than just a flow through the intake and the fan itself". Guus Bertels, Senior Engineer Bronswerk Heat Transfer BV

Find out how others are successfully using Simcenter FLOEFD

Simcenter FLOEFD in combination with Creo

"The usage of Simcenter FLOEFD in combination with Creo has halved the lead time of the design process and ensured that one third less was spent on building physical prototypes."

Wouter Leus, Advanced R&D Expert Xeikon

Reduce development time with Simcenter FLOEFD

"With Simcenter FLOEFD the development time can be reduced up to 29%. I can see the result from a wood stove simulation in a section that makes it easy to understand how the air moves through the combustion process."

Morten Seljeskog, Sintef Energi

Predict transition to turbulence in flat plate channel flow.

"I appreciate the straightforward and fast simulations with Simcenter FLOEFD. We at APEX-Research successfully used Simcenter FLOEFD for many years and now we have increased confidence in its results through our own modeling experiment."

Dr.-ING. Jens Kitzhofer, APEX-Research B.V.

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