Geometry prep for Fluids Simulation in Ansys Discovery

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A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) workflow consists of 4 major steps: Geometry Preparation, Mesh Generation, Numerical Solution, and Analysis of the Results. Geometry preparation is the stage where the raw CAD geometry is processed and transformed into a meshing-eligible geometry. Geometry processing includes steps like cleaning-up and creating an error free geometry, unnecessary geometrical feature removal, creation of enclosure/domain, fluid region extraction, creation of labels/named selections, among other operations.

In this course, using the example of an automotive air-intake, we will learn how to use Ansys Discovery to prepare a geometry for a fluids simulation.

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