What is CFD?
CFD helps predict and visualize how a fluid (gas or liquid) behaves and how it affects and interacts with objects that it encounters as it flows past. It enables users to test their models in real-world conditions without the cost of physically modelling them, saving valuable project testing time, optimizing their performance and reducing costs, leading to a more efficient project workflow.
CFD can be used in any area where fluids may have an impact on a design and therefore its applications are numerous and is already used in a wide variety of industries including:
With RhinoCFD, Computational Fluid Dynamics is now available for Rhino3d users without having to leave the Rhino environment. It also makes a complex subject matter accessible to many new users, reducing the learning curve necessary to perform the investigations.
RhinoCFD’s breadth of scope allows you to simulate complex phenomena such as multiple-phase and compressible flow, heat transfer both inside solids and between solids and fluids, radiation modelling and non-Newtonian flows.
RhinoCFD is currently in pre-release and you can download an Evaluation version from the www.food4rhino.com website.
Some of RhinoCFD’s key features include:
RhinoCFD can include a variant called FLAIR which is aimed particularly at architects and other built-environment engineers. It includes:
There are also multiple setups for Marine, Aerospace and Jewellery applications which can be used to readily analyse particular problems. Work-in-progress at CHAM, RhinoCFD’s developers, means new features are constantly being added to RhinoCFD’s capabilities.
RhinoCFD will run on any Windows 64bit Rhino V5.