About Ansys Fluent

Ansys Fluent unlocks new potentials for CFD analysis. A fluid simulation software with fast pre-processing and faster solve times to help you be the fastest to break into the market. Fluent’s industry leading features enable limitless innovation, while never making a compromise on accura


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14 Reviews of Ansys Fluent

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.71 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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August 2021

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Godwin from XtreMechanics International

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Ansys Fluent Review

Ansys Fluent is a generally acceptable simulation tool for computational fluid dynamics related problems. With ability to carry out multiphysics simulations and element quality check in meshing, Fluent is my most preferred and effective tool in its class.

Pros

The efficiency of its results make Ansys Fluent the most effective tool for solving computational fluid dynamics related problems. From geometry, through meshing, physics, solution and to results, the chronological order of the workflow makes Fluent easy to use, even for beginners. The fact that a user doesn't necessarily need to fully understand the governing equations required in the setup makes the learning curve less steep. A user with a deeper understanding however, can create and modify user defined functions to suit whatever solution that may be required.

Cons

There are minimum requirements to install and run Ansys generally but at times, even those minimum requirements seem to be incapable of a ensuring a smooth run. So it is prone to crashes and may require extremely long period of time to solve some complex problems. A high end computer might be required for such. Eventhough it is easy to use, a good knowledge of physics or engineering is usually required of the user to understand some processes. Also, the solver offers the user less control of the solving process as compared to some other tools.

Reasons for Switching to Ansys Fluent

Ansys Fluent is widely in use and learning resources are readily available on the internet.

May 2021

Gérard from ArcelorMittal R&D

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Mining & Metals

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

ANSYS Fluent helps us to make our processes more efficient and Environnemental friendly

ANSYS Fluent proposes an efficient post processing tool, and link is possible with 3D virtual reality devices to enter directly inside the modeled system to see each details of results.

Pros

ANSYS Fluent gather most of physical phenomenums to correctly models our various processes, and the possibility to add our own models allows us to perform specific simulations.

Cons

Price is rather high compare to other products (some of them are free), and modelization of big processes needs big computers.

Reasons for Choosing Ansys Fluent

Other fluid mechanics models exist, but mastering them is time consuming. So, we prefer to focus our work on one single and well known evolutive model.

July 2021

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Ashwin from GE

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Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

An indispensable flow modeling tool

When it comes to computer aided analysis tools, there are not too many solutions available in the market. Ansys has been the market leader in this domain for quite sometime now, and it has consistently been rated the best. Our organisation has derived several benefits with Ansys, and it integrates well with most of the modelling softwares and PLM platforms.

Pros

I have used Ansys Fluent for modeling fluid flows for aerospace applications. I particularly like the feature set that Ansys provides. It also has support for distributed computing architecture which has been very beneficial in meshing and processing complex one dimensional CAE problems.

Cons

There are multiple UI improvements with each product release. Keeping pace with the changes and new functionalities is a bit of a learning curve. The rendering of 3D heat maps and stress diagrams is a bit choppy with certain older generation GPUs.

Reasons for Choosing Ansys Fluent

When the factor of cost effectiveness was considered, there was no better tool that could check all the boxes for our use cases and platform integration requirements.

February 2021

Afzaal from Politecnico Di Torino

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Design

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Excellent

Best value for money for general usage.

Pros

I have been working on Fins of a heat exchanger lately. The thing that impressed me alot, was that i can apply the thermal as well as fluiddynamic analysis on a very wide range of materials. the long list of materials impressed me. Secondly, the simplified mesh was very easy to construct on ANSYS.

Cons

Not that easy to use. It took me a while to get used to stuff. Secondly while load testing, abaqus was more handy. even solidwork was equally good plus there was an additional advantage of easy (as well as complex) modelling.

June 2021

Harshil from Schaeffler AG

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Simulation means ANSYS

Superb I learned lot as software learning is better then book learning.

Pros

I am a mechanical engineer with a focus of fluid simulation and I have to deal with a lot of simulation softwares. But ANSYS is one of the best software I have used so far. It is very user-friendly and the interface is very convenient to understand. Workbench gives me variety of options to do the relevant simulations. Fluent is design in step by step manner like meshing, parameter design, Boundary condition, initialization, simulation and results. The whole sequence of processes is in chronological order and it is very easy to project the mistakes as well as the cloud holes in this software. Ansys can simulate a huge as well as micro system in a quite stable way. Variety of files can be saved and get by Ansys software which includes excel, csv, pdf etc. Also almost all design software files are supported at Fluent interface.

Cons

Ansys should increase the meshing range and simulation capacity for the student version. I own a student version of Ansys which is free for students of my university. Secondly, the files storage by the ansys software especially when a video simulation is required is too high. Some considerable. Rar files are recommended.