Altair® Flow Simulator™
Integrated Thermo-fluid System Design
Flow Simulator is a 3D design tool that provides interdisciplinary modeling and optimization for fluid and thermal systems within a CAD-integrated environment.
System-level design has become increasingly critical as organizations are tasked with simulating complex duty cycles. Fast software solutions like Flow Simulator are needed to model an entire system, including rapid iteration concept modeling and understanding of system simulation and system behavior in applications such as rotating machinery design, electromobility, wind turbines, heat exchangers, and virtually anything that encompasses thermal management.
Flow Simulator was originally developed by GE Aviation to serve as a fast flow network simulator for aircraft engines – simulating how an entire flight cycle would behave in the real world, from runway and take off to flight and landing. Since its inception, it has been used to simplify modeling for a variety of complex thermal systems applications, including healthcare, locomotives, and renewable energy.