Cadence targets multiphysics system simulation with Fidelity CFD

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Cadence Design Systems has launched Fidelity CFD Software, a comprehensive suite of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions for multiple vertical markets, including automotive, turbomachinery, marine, and aerospace.

Fidelity CFD is a next-generation flow solver that features high-order numerics, scale-resolving simulations and massive hardware acceleration, which together will help to boost performance and accelerate turnaround time without sacrificing accuracy.

Building upon the expertise and technology gained from the NUMECA and Pointwise acquisitions and organic computational software expertise, Fidelity CFD brings together all of the technologies a CFD engineer will need to simulate the performance of multiphysics systems in a streamlined workflow.

Included in Fidelity CFD are several specialised flow solvers for marine and turbomachinery applications, as well as general-purpose flow solvers for a broad range of flow types.

According to Cadence, with Fidelity CFD, engineers can address wind noise around road vehicles, expand the flight envelope of next-generation aircraft designs, optimise the power generated by wind and gas turbines, and cut fuel consumption of marine vessels, all while maintaining high accuracy and dramatically reducing turnaround time. In particular, Fidelity CFD software’s unified mesh generation technologies from NUMECA and Pointwise delivered critical capabilities to a major aerospace customer.

“Fidelity CFD significantly improves fluid dynamics performance and accuracy across all industry verticals,” said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and general manager of the Custom IC and PCB Group at Cadence. “For advanced applications that need to accurately model turbulence - including automotive, turbomachinery and aerospace applications - the Fidelity CFD software’s next-generation flow solver opens new opportunities for customers to rapidly garner unprecedented engineering insight into the performance of their systems.”

Fidelity CFD software’s next-generation, high-order flow solver with its advanced simulations of fluid turbulence is able to predict aerodynamic drag on an automobile up to 10X more accurately than a traditional CFD solver. In addition, the turnaround time for these highly accurate simulations can be reduced from weeks to a day or less.