ANSYS ICEM CFD

ANSYS ICEM CFD meshing software starts with advanced CAD/geometry readers and repair tools to allow the user to quickly progress to a variety of geometry-tolerant meshers and produce high-quality volume or surface meshes with minimal effort. Advanced mesh diagnostics, interactive and automated mesh editing, output to a wide variety of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) solvers and multiphysics post-processing tools make ANSYS ICEM CFD a complete meshing solution. ANSYS endeavors to provide a variety of flexible tools that can take the model from any geometry to any solver in one modern and fully scriptable environment.

  • Mesh from dirty CAD and/or faceted geometry such as STL
  • Efficiently mesh large, complex models
  • Hexa mesh (structured or unstructured) with advanced control
  • Extended mesh diagnostics and advanced interactive mesh editing
  • Output to a wide variety of CFD and FEA solvers as well as neutral formats

ANSYS ICEM CFD Output Interfaces

The ICEM CFD Product vision is to provide the best meshing tools for "any" CAE application. This includes being able to export to "any" solver. Currently ICEM CFD is used with well over 100 solvers. The output interfaced are developed on the basis of user need. The ANSYS product family also includes several top quality solvers such as ANSYS, Fluent, CFX and AUTODYN, however, the ANSYS ICEM CFD meshing tool maintains its solver neutral product vision.

ANSYS ICEM CFD Input Interfaces

The ICEM CFD Product vision is to provide the best meshing tools for "any" CAE application. Currently ICEM CFD is used with well over 100 solvers. Similarly, our users have asked us to develop a number of Mesh Input Interfaces overview below.

For the FEA version of ICEM CFD, known as AI*Environment, this capability has been expanded for the Main FEA solvers. For these solvers, we have developed a General setup template (A load is a load and a rigid beam is a rigid beam). This means we can import with full boundary conditions and properties such as contact, material properties, loads, constraints, etc. and then write out with all the appropriate boundary conditions to another solver. The translation of how a load or property is setup within each solver his handled behind the scenes. There are advanced options to control defaults.