Flow visualisation of a cavitating hydrofoil as part of a preliminary test validation study for a large numerical and physical research project.

Computational Fluids and Multi-Physics

CFD & Multiphysics Simulation

Computational Fluid Dynamics or CFD is a technology that simulates the flow of liquids and gases by performing millions of numerical calculations. CFD analysis is typically carried out earlier in the design process even before the first prototype is made. With high-speed supercomputers, better designs can be achieved faster and more cheaply.

Multi-Physics is advanced CFD involving multiple physics coupled to mimic the real behavior as accurately as possible. For example, combining fluid mechanics, heat transfer and chemical kinetics to simulate a reactor.

Multiphysics CFD-ACE+

In this area, ESI offers solutions from simple physics to complex coupled physics. ACE+ Suite is an advanced CFD and Multi-physics simulation software package serving the Semiconductor, Microfluidics, Biotech, Energy and specific Automotive applications very well. As for SYSTUS, this Multi-Physics tool specific is dedicated to Civil applications.

ESI also offers a dedicated solution for the electronics cooling market. For years, industries have been moving towards to miniaturization of electronics - from cell phones to tablets and computers. The challenge then becomes keeping these consumer devices at a temperature suitable for human use. ESI-PRESTO is a complete CFD analysis solution for thermal management in the electronics industry which will help in the design of high-performance components and systems at the lowest cost.