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Autodesk CFD case studies

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Cutting production time: Norgren

Norgren developed the Diverter Valve, part of its Waste Heat Recovery System for truck engines. The design team cut production time by six months and saved thousands of pounds using Autodesk CFD and Inventor.

“With Autodesk CFD and Autodesk Inventor, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, we were able to simulate pressure and test size. Half-way through the process, we made a change to our original assumptions, so Autodesk CFD gave us a better comparison. With the Diverter Valve and the Waste Heat Recovery project, we expect to see efficiency gains of about 11%—that is the waste heat converted into useful energy.”

— James Robinson, UK Technical Director, Norgren

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Ease and efficiency of use: Betts Industries, Inc.

Betts Industries, Inc., designs, engineers, manufactures and sells components for highway cargo tanks and other industrial applications. The company chose Autodesk CFD software to design a new model of its pressure/vacuum vent, to ensure that they could use native data for design studies without hiring a specialist or outsourcing the work.

“With Autodesk CFD, we could easily see the flow inside the model, where it was moving quickly and where the pressure pockets were – something you can not do in real life or on a flow bench."

— Kyle Anderson, Design Engineer, Betts Industries, Inc.


Virtual product development: Parker Hannifin

The world's leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, Parker Hannifin provides precision-engineered colutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. Engineers for its Hydraulic Controls Division in the United Kingdom were unable to solve an instability issue with a wheel loader spool design after 18 months of applying conventional design, build and test methods. They used Autodesk CFD software to create a virtual product, identify the problem and design the solution.

“Autodesk CFD gives us a better understanding of product performance and, in turn, allows us to develop cost-effective, innovative and more reliable designs in less time than using conventional methods of building and testing physical prototypes.”

— Bruno Fairy, Simulation and Analysis Engineer, Hydraulic Controls Division Parker Hannifin


Reducing product development cycles: Velan Valve Corp.

Velan Valve Corp., designs and manufactures cast and forged steel valves and steam traps for a wide range of industries that rely on industrial-gradient equipment—from oil and gas to chemicals to mining. Velan reduced its product development cycle by 6 weeks the first time it used Autodesk CFD.

“We could test out valve designs early in the process with Autodesk CFD, which helped us to improve our design substantially. The traditional design process would have been based more on intuition than science.”

— Stan Isbitsky, Senior Engineering Manager, Velan Valve Corp.

BioLite, Inc.: Simulating heat transfer

BioLite creates electricity-generating biomass stoves with Autodesk software to improve public health.

“By simulating many stages of product design and performance with Autodesk CFD and Autodesk 3ds Max design software, we were able to evaluate the relative impact of different design directions, reduce the number of physical prototypes we had to construct, and avoid overbuilding. That helped us save considerable time and money.”
—Jonathan Cedar, Founder, CEO and Director, BioLite, Inc.

Reduced testing time: Finish Thompson

Finish Thompson cuts testing time by an estimated 33% on a new line of magnetic drive pumps using Autodesk CFD.

Autodesk CFD software helped Finish Thompson's engineering team gain insight into pump performance early in the product design process—allowing them to cut development time and substantially reduce the amount of physical prototyping and testing required.

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