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Computational Fluid Dynamics ........................................................................................................... 5 The History of CFD ............................................................................................................. 5 The Mathematics of CFD ...................................................................................................... 5 Uses of CFD ....................................................................................................................... 6 CFD Methodology ............................................................................................................... 6 Creating the Geometry/Mesh ................................................................................................. 8 Defining the Physics of the Model .......................................................................................... 8 Solving the CFD Problem ..................................................................................................... 8 Visualizing the Results in the Post-processor ............................................................................. 9 Further Background Reading ................................................................................................. 9 2. Overview of ANSYS CFX ................................................................................................................ 11 The Structure of ANSYS CFX .............................................................................................. 11 CFX-Pre .......................................................................................................................... 12 CFX-Solver ...................................................................................................................... 12 CFX-Solver Manager .......................................................................................................... 13 CFD-Post ......................................................................................................................... 13 Getting Started with ANSYS CFX ......................................................................................... 13 Running ANSYS CFX ........................................................................................................ 13 CFX Help, Tutorials, and Reference Information ...................................................................... 14 The Directory Structure of ANSYS CFX ................................................................................ 14 CFX File Types ................................................................................................................. 15 Starting ANSYS CFX Components from the Command Line ..................................................... 16 Obtaining System Information with the cfx5info Command ....................................................... 16 3. What's New in CFX ........................................................................................................................ 19 New Meshing Application and Automatic Virtual Topology ........................................................ 19 Automatic Virtual Topology ................................................................................................. 19 Physical Models and Solver Improvements ............................................................................. 19 CFX Compiler in Windows .................................................................................................. 19 ANSYS FSI Coupling ......................................................................................................... 20 Moving Mesh Extensions .................................................................................................... 20 Problem Size and Efficiency Improvements ............................................................................ 20 Expression Language Advances ............................................................................................ 20 Particle Tracking Extensions ................................................................................................ 20 Turbulence Modeling .......................................................................................................... 21 Combustion and Radiation Improvements ............................................................................... 21 Domain Interfaces .............................................................................................................. 22 Boundary Conditions and Boundary Sources ........................................................................... 22 Eulerian Multiphase Extensions ............................................................................................ 22 CFX-Pre .......................................................................................................................... 22 Default Domain and Interface Generation ............................................................................... 23 CFD-Post ......................................................................................................................... 23 Beta Features .................................................................................................................... 24 Supported Platforms ........................................................................................................... 24 4. Customizing ANSYS CFX ............................................................................................................... 25 ANSYS CFX Resource Configuration Files ............................................................................ 25 The Site-wide Configuration Files ......................................................................................... 25 User's Configuration Files ................................................................................................... 25 Syntax of CFX Resource Configuration Files .......................................................................... 26 Resources Set in cfx5rc Files ................................................................................................ 26 5. Using the CFX Launcher .................................................................................................................. 29 Starting the CFX Launcher .................................................................................................. 29 Release 12.0 - © 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. All rights reserved. Contains proprietary and confidential

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6. ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench .................................................................................................. 31 The ANSYS Workbench Interface ......................................................................................... 31 Toolbox ........................................................................................................................... 32 Project Schematic .............................................................................................................. 33 View Bar .......................................................................................................................... 34 Properties View ................................................................................................................. 34 Files View ........................................................................................................................ 35 Sidebar Help ..................................................................................................................... 36 Shortcuts (Context Menu Options) ........................................................................................ 36 An Introduction to Workflow within ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench .................................... 36 Data Flow in Systems and Between Systems ........................................................................... 39 Known Limitations of Using ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench .............................................. 39 7. Help On Help ................................................................................................................................ 41 CFX Documentation Structure .............................................................................................. 41 Document Conventions ....................................................................................................... 42 Spelling Conventions .......................................................................................................... 42 File and Directory Names .................................................................................................... 43 User Input ........................................................................................................................ 43 Input Substitution ............................................................................................................... 43 Optional Arguments ........................................................................................................... 43 Long Commands ............................................................................................................... 43 Operating System Names .................................................................................................... 43 Accessing Online Help ........................................................................................................ 44 If CHM Files Cannot be Accessed Over a Network ................................................................... 44 Adjusting Font Sizes in Online Help ...................................................................................... 44 Using the Help Browser Index .............................................................................................. 44 Using the Search Feature ..................................................................................................... 45 Bookmarking Useful Help Pages ........................................................................................... 45 8. Contact Information ........................................................................................................................ 47 How to Contact ANSYS Customer Service ............................................................................. 47 ANSYS Customer Portal ..................................................................................................... 47

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heat and mass transfer are known as the Navier-Stokes equations. All rights reserved. The Mathematics of CFD The set of equations which describe the processes of momentum. heat transfer. the region of interest is divided into small sub-regions. helping to reduce design time scales and improve processes throughout the engineering world. cost. with specified (known) conditions on the boundary of that region. called control volumes. such as combustion. Inc. In this way. an approximation of the value of each variable at specific points throughout the domain can be obtained. The most common. Consequently. with variations on the simulation being performed quickly.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.please inform us. 5) Uses of CFD (p. and large amounts of time to set up simulations.if tort to your rights. one derives a full picture of the behavior of the flow. As a result of these factors.cadfamily. The equations are discretized and solved iteratively for each control volume. For details. Recent advances in computing power. together with powerful graphics and interactive 3D manipulation of models. see Basic Solver Capability Theory (p. As a result. 5) The Mathematics of CFD (p. From the mid-1970's. It works by solving the equations of fluid flow (in a special form) over a region of interest. Computational Fluid Dynamics Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a computer-based tool for simulating the behavior of systems involving fluid flow. or specific classes of problems.Draft Draft Chapter 1. offering obvious advantages. hence. have made the process of creating a CFD model and analyzing results much less labor intensive. This chapter discusses: • • • • • The History of CFD (p. the complex mathematics required to generalize the algorithms began to be understood. Numerous programs have been written to solve either specific problems. Equations describing other processes. There are a number of different solution methods which are used in CFD codes. 13) in the ANSYS CFX-Solver Theory Guide. 9) The History of CFD Computers have been used to solve fluid flow problems for many years. Release 12. an approximating model is used to derive these additional equations. In this technique. Additional information on the Navier-Stokes equations and other mathematical aspects of the CFX software suite is available. is known as the finite volume technique.we will delete 5 . Contains proprietary and confidential www. Computational Fluid Dynamics is now an established industrial design tool. Advanced solvers contain algorithms which enable robust solutions of the flow field in a reasonable time. reducing time and. CFD provides a cost-effective and accurate alternative to scale model testing. as well as an in-depth knowledge of fluid dynamics.com of ANSYS. turbulence models being a particularly important example.com The document is for study only. 6) CFD Methodology (p. and other related physical processes. CFD was a tool used almost exclusively in research. 6) Further Background Reading (p. can also be solved in conjunction with the Navier-Stokes equations.0 . information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. These partial differential equations were derived in the early nineteenth century and have no known general analytical solution but can be discretized and solved numerically. Often. and general purpose CFD solvers were developed. and the one on which CFX is based. These began to appear in the early 1980's and required what were then very powerful computers.

0 . For example. the pressure drop through a component may be considered excessive: The first step is to identify the region of interest: Release 12. 6 information The document is for study only. chemical reactors Building services: Ventilation of buildings. car aerodynamics Electronics: Heat transfer within and around circuit boards Environmental: Dispersion of pollutants in air or water Power and energy: Optimization of combustion processes Medical: Blood flow through grafted blood vessels CFD Methodology CFD can be used to determine the performance of a component at the design stage.please inform us.if tort to your rights.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. or it can be used to analyze difficulties with an existing component and lead to its improved design.cadfamily.com of ANSYS.Draft Uses of CFD Draft Uses of CFD CFD is used by engineers and scientists in a wide range of fields.we will delete . Inc. Typical applications include: • • • • • • • • Process industry: Mixing vessels.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Contains proprietary and confidential www. All rights reserved. such as atriums Health and safety: Investigating the effects of fire and smoke Motor industry: Combustion modeling.

if tort to your rights. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The mesh is then created. Release 12. The results can be visualized and can provide the engineer an understanding of the behavior of the fluid throughout the region of interest.) and fluid properties are defined. All rights reserved.com The document is for study only. If the geometry already exists in CAD. it can be imported directly. After importing the mesh into the pre-processor.cadfamily. The flow solver is run to produce a file of results that contains the variation of velocity. etc.com of ANSYS.Draft CFD Methodology Draft The geometry of the region of interest is then defined. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. other elements of the simulation including the boundary conditions (inlets. Contains proprietary and confidential www. outlets.please inform us.0 .© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Inc. pressure and any other variables throughout the region of interest.we will delete 7 .

8) Visualizing the Results in the Post-processor (p. 8) Solving the CFD Problem (p. This pre-processing stage is now highly automated. Solving the CFD Problem The component that solves the CFD problem is called the Solver. 2. The mesh files are loaded into the physics pre-processor. 3.Draft Creating the Geometry/Mesh Draft This can lead to design modifications which can be tested by changing the geometry of the CFD model and seeing the effect.if tort to your rights. and the mesh of control volumes is generated automatically.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Creating regions of fluid flow. Before a mesh can be produced. geometry can be imported from most major CAD packages using native format. The process of performing a single CFD simulation is split into four components: 1. CFX-Pre. Inc. Setting properties for the mesh. 2. 3. The geometry and mesh can be created in ANSYS Meshing or any of the other geometry/mesh creation tools. Defining the geometry of the region of interest.please inform us. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The objective is to produce a mesh for input to the physics pre-processor. The physical models that are to be included in the simulation are selected. a closed geometric solid is required. It produces the required results in a non-interactive/batch process. Creating the Geometry/Mesh (p. The basic steps involve: 1.we will delete . 8 information The document is for study only. Defining the Physics of the Model This interactive process is the second pre-processing stage and is used to create input required by the Solver. All rights reserved. Fluid properties and boundary conditions are specified.cadfamily. In CFX. A CFD problem is solved as follows: Release 12. Contains proprietary and confidential www. solid regions and surface boundary names. 9) Creating the Geometry/Mesh This interactive process is the first pre-processing stage.com of ANSYS. 8) Defining the Physics of the Model (p.0 . 4.

Longman. Longman. • Mechanics of Fluids Bernard Massey. it is said to converge. Release 12. All rights reserved. is reported as a measure of the overall conservation of the flow properties. An undergraduate thermodynamics text book.0 .Draft Visualizing the Results in the Post-processor Draft 1. Taylor & Francis. The solution process requires no user interaction and is.cadfamily. Complex physical processes. and as the solution approaches the exact solution. thermodynamics. 1996. The partial differential equations are integrated over all the control volumes in the region of interest. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.if tort to your rights.com The document is for study only. • Numerical Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow S V Patankar. 1980. including the size and shape of the control volumes and the size of the final residuals. Post-processing includes anything from obtaining point values to complex animated sequences. An introduction to the practical aspects of using CFD. not direction. This is equivalent to applying a basic conservation law (for example. are often modeled using empirical relationships. 1992. CFD and computing: • An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics. Inc. An excellent introduction to the theory of CFD with well-presented derivations of the equations. The algebraic equations are solved iteratively. pressure and speed) through the domain Quantitative numerical calculations Animation Charts showing graphical plots of variables Hardcopy and online output. An undergraduate fluid mechanics text book. an error. or residual. therefore. How close the final solution is to the exact solution depends on a number of factors. 2. The solver produces a results file which is then passed to the post-processor.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Prentice Hall.com of ANSYS. such as combustion and turbulence. • Engineering Thermodynamics: Work and Heat Transfer G F C Rogers and Y R Mayhew. These integral equations are converted to a system of algebraic equations by generating a set of approximations for the terms in the integral equations. Spon Press. • Using Computational Fluid Dynamics C T Shaw. such as temperature. 3. An iterative approach is required because of the non-linear nature of the equations. The approximations inherent in these models also contribute to differences between the CFD solution and the real flow. 1995. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. A standard text on the details of numerical methods.please inform us. Visualizing the Results in the Post-processor The post-processor is the component used to analyze. for mass or momentum) to each control volume. The Finite Volume Method H K Versteeg and W Malalasekera. usually carried out as a batch process. Contains proprietary and confidential www. 1998. Further Background Reading The following is a selection of books related to fluids.we will delete 9 . visualize and present the results interactively. Examples of some important features of post-processors are: • • • • • • • Visualization of the geometry and control volumes Vector plots showing the direction and magnitude of the flow Visualization of the variation of scalar variables (variables which have only magnitude. For each iteration.

com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. • Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook (7th Edition) McGraw Hill Professional Publishing. An excellent UNIX reference book. The Parabolic Press. 10 information The document is for study only. If you are unfamiliar with using the UNIX operating system or with UNIX system administration. • Learning the UNIX Operating System Grace Todino-Gonguet. Inc.0 . • A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers Rubin H Landau and Paul J Fink Jr.com of ANSYS. 1997. Inc.please inform us. • An Album of Fluid Motion Milton Van Dyke. 1982. you may like to obtain and read the following books: • UNIX in a Nutshell. An advanced text on fluid dynamics. 2002. Fluid flow phenomena demonstrated in pictures. Inc. McGraw Hill. Fourth Edition Daniel Gilly and the staff of O'Reilly & Associates.cadfamily. • Essential System Administration Æleen Frisch. Contains proprietary and confidential www. O'Reilly & Associates. 2005. A superb reference for the physical properties of fluids. 1993. John Strang. A clear and practical guide to powerful computers that use the UNIX operating system. O'Reilly & Associates.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.. Release 12. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. and Jerry Peek..we will delete . 2002.if tort to your rights. 2005. All rights reserved. O'Reilly & Associates. Inc.Draft Further Background Reading Draft • Viscous Fluid Flow F M White. Inc. John Wiley and Sons Inc.

Overview of ANSYS CFX ANSYS CFX is a general purpose Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software suite that combines an advanced solver with powerful pre. analysis. 15) Starting ANSYS CFX Components from the Command Line (p. Contains proprietary and confidential www. transonic and supersonic flows Heat transfer and thermal radiation Buoyancy Non-Newtonian flows Transport of non-reacting scalar components Multiphase flows Combustion Flows in multiple frames of reference Particle tracking. All rights reserved. Steady-state and transient flows Laminar and turbulent flows Subsonic.Draft Draft Chapter 2. 14) CFX File Types (p.please inform us. 12) CFX-Solver (p. 11) CFX-Pre (p. It includes the following features: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • An advanced coupled solver that is both reliable and robust. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0 .and post-processing capabilities.we will delete 11 . 12) CFX-Solver Manager (p. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. 16) CFX is capable of modeling: This chapter discusses: The Structure of ANSYS CFX ANSYS CFX consists of four software modules that take a geometry and mesh and pass the information required to perform a CFD analysis: Release 12. 13) Getting Started with ANSYS CFX (p. Full integration of problem definition.com of ANSYS. and results presentation.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Inc. An intuitive and interactive setup process.if tort to your rights. The Structure of ANSYS CFX (p. using menus and advanced graphics. 13) The Directory Structure of ANSYS CFX (p. 13) CFD-Post (p.com The document is for study only.cadfamily.

CFX-Pre The next-generation physics pre-processor. initial values and solver parameters are also specified. 12 information The document is for study only. Inc. together with boundary conditions for heat transfer models and periodicity. CFX-Pre. are all available in ANSYS CFX through CFX-Pre. for details. Complex simulations are assembled from one or more configurations. 15) show the file types involved in this data flow. including inlets.we will delete . One of the most important features of ANSYS CFX is its use of a coupled solver. each of which combines an analysis definition with other related tasks such as remeshing.Draft CFX-Pre Draft CFX File Types (p. allowing each section of complex geometries to use the most appropriate mesh. performance curves for turbo-machines or internal combustion engines with evolving geometry and physics.cadfamily. Control over the configuration execution order and inter-configuration solution dependencies then facilitates the setup of relatively common simulations like those involving the initialization of a transient analysis using results from a steady state analysis.please inform us.com of ANSYS. Analyses. The coupled solver is faster than the traditional segregated solver and fewer iterations are required to obtain a converged flow solution. outlets and openings. 15). Use of multiple configurations and control also facilitates the setup of increasingly complex simulations of. boundary conditions. All rights reserved. in which all the hydrodynamic equations are solved as a single system.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. CFX-Solver CFX-Solver solves all the solution variables for the simulation for the problem specification generated in CFX-Pre. A full range of boundary conditions. Multiple meshes may be imported.if tort to your rights. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Release 12. see CFX-Pre Basics (p.0 .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. is used to define simulations. which consist of flow physics. for example.

CFX-Solver Manager The CFX-Solver Manager module provides greater control to the management of the CFD task. Set up the CFX-Solver for a parallel calculation.com of ANSYS. accessing tutorials. 41)). see Basic Capabilities Modeling (p. 287) in the ANSYS CFX Reference Guide). 9) in the ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager User's Guide. Contains proprietary and confidential www. 19) in the ANSYS CFX-Solver Modeling Guide. color.we will delete 13 . Command line. such as running ANSYS CFX.please inform us.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. 13) CFX Help.if tort to your rights. Power Syntax to allow fully programmable session files (see Power Syntax in ANSYS CFX (p. Inc. Its major functions are: • • • • Specify the input files to the CFX-Solver. Important features include: • • • • • • Quantitative post-processing Report generation (see Report (p.cadfamily. 93)).com The document is for study only. It assumes that you have installed the ANSYS software. for details.Draft CFX-Solver Manager Draft Additional information on the CFX-Solver models is available.0 Release 12. a process that is described in the installation documentation. 14) Running ANSYS CFX To run ANSYS CFX on this operating system: UNIX Windows Do this: Enter cfx5 in a terminal window. Tutorials. Additional information on CFD-Post is available. All rights reserved. and line/face rendering can be controlled (see CFD-Post Insert Menu (p. 111) in the ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide). see Overview of CFD-Post (p. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0 . User-defined variables Generation of a variety of graphical objects where visibility. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Additional information on the CFX-Solver Manager is available. for details. CFD-Post CFD-Post provides state-of-the-art interactive post-processing graphics tools to analyze and present the CFX simulation results. The following topics will be discussed: • • Running ANSYS CFX (p. Monitor the progress of the solution. and using the context-sensitive online help. session file. transparency. see CFX-Solver Manager Basics (p.0 > CFX > ANSYS CFX 12. or state file input (see File Types Used and Produced by CFD-Post (p. Start/stop the CFX-Solver. for details. and Reference Information (p. Select Start > All Programs > ANSYS 12. Getting Started with ANSYS CFX This section helps you learn the basics of using ANSYS CFX. 15) in the ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide.

The release-specific directory often contains directories for each operating system on which you may want to run the CFX software. from which all other components of ANSYS CFX can be accessed. perl.. All rights reserved.com) to view or print these PDF files. press the F1 key (or on Sun workstations.cadfamily. CFX expression language files. Tutorials. If it is present. 41). The examples directory contains files that will help you work through the CFX tutorials.please inform us. for example. CFX Help. See Starting ANSYS CFX Components from the Command Line (p.jar and ./commonfiles/help/en-us/CFX/help/pdf/ on UNIX. and reference manuals in online-help form.if tort to your rights. session files. You will need a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader (available from http://www. You will usually want to start by setting your Working Directory (where all files will be written to) and then opening CFX-Pre by clicking the CFX-Pre button. mpich. user guides. The etc directory contains various data files common to all supported system types.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. see CFX Documentation Structure (p. and Reference Information Draft This opens the CFX Launcher. The help directory contains the CFX documentation in online (. Inc. <CFXROOT> is release-specific to enable you to run more than one release of ANSYS CFX. pvm (UNIX only). To view context-sensitive help on an item of interest. select Help from the ANSYS product's menu bar. Tutorials.adobe. and qt.0 .\commonfiles\help\en-us\CFX\help\pdf\ on Windows or <CFXROOT>. user guides. and reference manuals in PDF format. Some of the important directories immediately under <CFXROOT> are: bin The bin directory contains all the commands that are normally run directly by users. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Note You can also start ANSYS components from the command line..we will delete . CAD files.pdf) formats.chm) and printable (. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Contains software tools such as cygwin. The Directory Structure of ANSYS CFX The directory in which ANSYS CFX is installed is referred to as <CFXROOT>. For more information. It contains mostly “wrapper” scripts that call the appropriate script for the release you are running in the release-specific subdirectory. The include directory contains header files used by parts of the CFX software. These will contain the system-dependent binary executable files needed by CFX. On Windows you can also access PDF files from the menu bar by selecting Help > PDF. User Fortran examples. The CFX documentation is also provided in PDF format. There are some sample meshes. and Reference Information Access to the CFX online help system is available through a number of routes: • • • To view tutorials. To view the tutorials.Draft CFX Help. config etc examples help include lib tools Release 12. 14 information The document is for study only. the Help key) when the focus is on that item. the lib directory contains various libraries needed to relink the CFX-Solver or user-defined mesh import or mesh export. CFX. mpi. The config directory contains the host definition file for CFX software.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. go to <CFXROOT>. This directory contains all the files you will need to run ANSYS CFX.com of ANSYS. 16). and example C source code files.

© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. The use of these files with their default extension is shown in the following flowchart. other possible uses are indicated with dotted lines. a number of different files are created by the various modules of the software. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. 33) File Types Used and Produced by CFD-Post (p. Inc. All rights reserved.Draft CFX File Types Draft CFX File Types During the process of creating the model.cadfamily. 93) Supported Mesh File Types (p. 143) in the ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager User's Guide. Release 12. Details of the main file types can be found in: • • • • CFX-Pre File Types (p.if tort to your rights. This section describes some of these files and their purposes. running the CFX-Solver and analyzing the results.com of ANSYS. 26) CFX-Solver Files (p.com The document is for study only. 66) in the ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide For information on producing files for input into other post-processors.we will delete 15 .0 . Contains proprietary and confidential www. see File Export Utility (p. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The standard files used and produced are indicated with solid black lines.please inform us.

Prints the location of some common commands. See Starting the CFX-Solver from the Command Line (p. See Starting CFD-Post (p.cadfamily. open a terminal window and enter the command: cfx5pre -play StaticMixer. Displays a full report on the installation and configuration of CFX.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The optional command arguments are given in the following table: Argument -arch -cmds -config -full -help -host Usage Displays the long architecture string for the current machine. Component CFX Launcher Command cfx5 or cfx5launch CFX-Pre CFX-Solver Manager CFD-Post cfx5pre cfx5solve cfdpost See Starting CFX-Pre from the Command Line (p. To display a full list of all the possible arguments and a short description for any command. A typical command consists of the command name. 16 information The document is for study only. Displays the current host name. Release 12. to start up CFX-Pre and play the session file. Additional information on command lines in Windows is available.com of ANSYS. 15) in the ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.pre The following table lists some of the commands you can use to start up CFX components.please inform us. type the command followed by -help. This includes the output of the -inst and -system options. this option will display their locations and contents. 19) in the ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide. 29).we will delete . for details. 121) in the ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager User's Guide. see Command Line (p. 15). All rights reserved. If any site-specific or user-specific configuration files are in use.Draft Starting ANSYS CFX Components from the Command Line Draft Starting ANSYS CFX Components from the Command Line The components of CFX can all be started from the command line.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.0 . For example. Contains proprietary and confidential www.if tort to your rights. Shows available command line options and descriptions. For example: cfdpost -help Typing the argument -verbose after a command launches the software specified and displays a summary of the currently set environment variables. Obtaining System Information with the cfx5info Command You can use the command cfx5info to obtain information about your installation and your system. suitable for emailing to the CFX support desk. followed by various arguments. Inc. as well as from within other modules of CFX. if they can be found in the PATH. Arguments See Starting the CFX Launcher (p. many of which are optional.

This option can be repeated. Prints information about the environment variables that are currently set.please inform us. An alternative form for this argument is -v Displays all available versions of <cmd>.com The document is for study only.we will delete 17 . Release 12.” Shows information about which subsets are installed. Inc. and displays some information about it. as found on the PATH.com of ANSYS. Displays information about the system on which CFX is running.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. This option is valid only for UNIX platforms. which will be “development. Shows information for all installed patches. Displays the release type. Displays the short architecture string for the current machine.” “prerelease” or “release.0 .Draft Obtaining System Information with the cfx5info Command Draft Argument -host-addr <host> -inst -os -patches -reltype -subsets -system -verbose -whereis <cmd> Usage Looks up the named <host> in the network database. This is the default if no arguments are passed. Displays information about the installation directory. All rights reserved. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.cadfamily. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. and available versions of CFX.if tort to your rights. Contains proprietary and confidential www.

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Draft Draft Chapter 3. and improved capability in Turbomachinery Pre. CFX-Mesh. Hex dominant. hex-dominant) can be applied to each Part in the geometry. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Release 12.we will delete 19 .cmdb) that can be opened in CFX-Pre.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Inc. Volume Mesh can be generated in CFX-Mesh and committed back to the Meshing Application. a “one-click” method of creating groups of virtual faces. All rights reserved. The available Meshing methods are: Automatic. • CFX DesignXplorer (CFX-DX): The ability to set up CFX parametric studies within ANSYS Workbench has been added as a demonstration feature. All Tet.and Post-processing.com of ANSYS. Project page tasks automate the ‘Geometry-to-Post-processing' workflow and include a variety of report templates. CFX-Mesh. All meshes will be written back to a common database (. inflation.0. etc. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0 . A meshing options panel that appears when the meshing application is first opened and the ANSYS Workbench preferences area enable you to set a preferred meshing method.if tort to your rights. • Turbomachinery: TurboSystem allows the automatic set up of a single-blade-passage TurboMachinery simulation in ANSYS Workbench.). This includes BladeGen.cadfamily. Physical Models and Solver Improvements CFX Compiler in Windows The CFX compiler for Windows is Intel Fortran 9. • Fluid Structure Interaction in ANSYS Workbench: This release allows set up of a full two-way Fluid Structure Interaction simulation (coupling the ANSYS and CFX solvers) within ANSYS Workbench. In the Meshing Application. You can use expressions to define input and output parameters. face controls. is available in the Meshing Application and in the CFX-Mesh tab. and CFX-Mesh. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Sweeping. These meshing capabilities are also available in the standard Simulation tab (correct licenses required). A different “Meshing Method” can be applied to each part in the geometry. Automatic Virtual Topology Automatic Virtual Topology. CFX-Mesh integration enables you to launch CFX-Mesh on a part in a separate tab using a right-click operation. Sweep.please inform us. a different "Meshing Method" (for example. What's New in CFX This chapter describes: • New Meshing Application: The new Meshing Application within ANSYS Workbench provides access to many ANSYS meshing tools in a single location.com The document is for study only. Automatic VT respects Named Selections and existing controls (that is. CFX customers should use CFX-Mesh or the Patch Independent mesher as their preferred method. New Meshing Application and Automatic Virtual Topology A new Meshing Application in ANSYS Workbench provides access to many of the ANSYS meshing tools in a single location.

The Moving Mesh capability has been extended to support steady-state Moving Mesh in addition to transient simulations. VAPI.0 is the extended support of Moving Mesh with General Grid Interfaces. linux amd64 and linux ia64.. GM-2. this is particularly important for closed systems where conservation of initial mass is now ensured. Simulations with a large number of GGIs will also have a significantly reduced memory requirement for partitioning and the CFD simulation.0 . the mesh displacements are coupled through interfaces while maintaining the geometrical consistency of the two sides of the interface.if tort to your rights. The improvements are most notable in cases that have a large number of ‘Stage' interfaces. Non-overlap regions are treated with zero flux boundary conditions within CFX-Solver. New CEL functions were added to CFX-11. and finally viewing ANSYS and CFX results files in CFD-Post. Contains proprietary and confidential www.we will delete . defining the complete FSI setup in CFX-Pre. The new partitioner can be accessed from the Solver Manager and is capable of partitioning cases with more than 100 million nodes (on computer hardware that has enough memory). inside the ANSYS Workbench environment.0. Best performance is achieved with the multidomain coupled partitioning option available on the advanced controls tab in CFX-Solver Manager. Other improvements in CFX-11.cadfamily. profile-preserving interpolation option has been implemented in ANSYS CFX 11.Draft ANSYS FSI Coupling Draft ANSYS FSI Coupling It is now possible to fully set up FSI cases. MX (Myrinet). and non-overlap regions. Moving Mesh Extensions A significant capability in CFX-11. The new option is more robust to gaps. Non-attached regions (regions that have not been used for boundary conditions. This currently includes TCP/IP (Ethernet). end-to-end. Built-in mesh stiffness options are available that enable you to increase stiffness near small volumes or boundaries. Problem Size and Efficiency Improvements A new large-problem partitioner that uses 64-bit integers has been introduced. HP MPI Run Modes have been upgraded on all Linux platforms to use the latest version of HP MPI.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. mesh density changes. All rights reserved. Elan4 (Quadrics). massFlow or massFlowAve).com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Second-order transient calculations have been significantly improved. starting ANSYS and CFX solvers. Release 12. or subdomains) can now be used as locators for evaluating integrated quantity functions (for example. OpenFabrics (IB).0. This function evaluates to unity when evaluated at points within the specified locator. As of release it has been tested on cases with up to 1 billion tetrahedral elements in a single domain. The new streamlined workflow includes setting up the mechanical analysis in the Simulation tab. Inc. monitoring data in CFX-Solvermgr.0 include better scaling for multidomain cases. This option is enabled by default for transfers of conservative variables such as force or heat flows. luDAPL.com of ANSYS. The new option enforces local conservation of the transferred variable as well as the integrated total force and heat flow for the entire interface. In addition.please inform us. a fully conservative. domains. 20 information The document is for study only. These include a new type of function similar to the “subdomain” function: inside()@<Locator>. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. and EtherFabric (Level 5 Networks). QLogic InfiniPath.0. All high speed interconnects supported by HP MPI are supported by CFX on linux ia32. Expression Language Advances Several improvements have been made to CFX Expression Language (CEL) functionality in this release. In addition to the standard profile preserving interpolation available in ANSYS CFX 10. Particle Tracking Extensions Transient Lagrangian Particle Tracking functionality has been extended to allow modeling Transient Particle Tracking with Moving Mesh. By default.

Peters. For these problems and others. This mode neglects the volumetric radiation sources due to emission and absorption.com The document is for study only. the SAS-SST model provides a more accurate solution than URANS models. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. A new Thermal Radiation Transfer mode option has been added. Inc. All rights reserved. it is fully supported for multiphase flows. Release 12. or Linearized instability Sheet Atomization. The 'Participating Media' mode is the same as what was available in previous releases. The model describes the initial growth of the spark kernel until the mesh can adequately resolve the start of the combustion process. Combustion and Radiation Improvements Several extensions to Reacting Flow modeling are introduced in CFX-11. The LISA model. Chemistry (NOx) post-processing is a significant addition to CFX-11.if tort to your rights. It has a significantly improved mechanism for primary/secondary air mixing while maintaining backwards compatibility with the previous treatment. and noticeable speed improvements for Radiation simulation with GGI interfaces. where steady-state simulations are not of sufficient accuracy and do not properly describe the true nature of the physical phenomena. and the LISA model. it is very helpful to define integrated quantities. They are available via “Cone with Primary Breakup” Particle injection. This controls whether the Radiation solver runs in a ‘Surface to Surface' or ‘Participating Media' mode. unsteady cavitation inside vortex core (fuel injection system) or fluid-structure interaction (unsteady forces on bridges.0 is the SAS (Scale Adaptive Simulation)-SST model. Several Turbulent Burning velocity correlations can be used: Zimont. The 'Partially premixed and laminar Flamelet PDF' combustion model now runs an alternative mixture fraction reaction progress treatment called the ‘Weighted Reaction Progress' Model.please inform us. Volumetric source effects are neglected by coarsening the radiation mesh to include only the smallest possible number of volumetric radiation elements.com of ANSYS. A spark ignition model for transient simulations has been implemented which is appropriate for specifying the location of conditions to start the combustion process. Turbulence Modeling A significant addition in CFX-11. where steady-state simulations are not of sufficient accuracy and do not properly describe the true nature of the physical phenomena Transition turbulence has been improved and in CFX-11. and Muller. The Enhanced BLOB Model allows the droplets to dynamically change size and have different injection velocities due to nozzle cavitation. while keeping the full boundary mesh. wings. Cases which may benefit from using the SAS-SST model would include unsteady flow behind a car or strong mixing behind blades and baffles inside stirred chemical reactors. etc.cadfamily. atomization and break-up within a primary break-up zone can be simulated by injecting spherical droplets of uniform size. The ‘Surface to Surface' option is an enhancement for non-participating media cases and works with both DTM and Monte Carlo models. Enhanced BLOB.0 include faster run times for Monte Carlo and the DTM radiation solver. so this is a truly post-processing step that is faster and more efficient than directly including NOx reactions within the chemistry.0: • • Eddy-dissipation maximum-flame temperature modifications enable you to stop a reaction below a specified temperature limit. For transient simulations with Lagrangian particles. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Contains proprietary and confidential www.0: pollutants are solved at the end of the run.). The main use of this model is for unsteady CFD simulations. Penetration-depth post-processing for transient particles has been added to allow easy access to spray diagnostics.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Using the BLOB Model. • • Improvements to radiation in CFX-11.we will delete 21 .0. is mostly used for direct-injection spark-ignition engines and is also available from the GUI.Draft Turbulence Modeling Draft New primary breakup spray injector models include BLOB.0 .

Boundary Conditions and Boundary Sources Incremental improvements have been made to the specification of boundary conditions. or screens/fans can be modeled at interfaces. evaporation. The Segregated coupling algorithm (SVF) is still the default. real gas. Dry or wet compressible flow cases with phase change can both be modeled using this boundary condition. CFX-Pre offers continued improvements in usability and performance for CFD physics pre-processing: Region Creation and Editing: The ability to create/edit 2D regions by picking mesh faces has been introduced. CFX-Pre As well as supporting all new physical models. and makes the product easier to use.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Inc. A variety of picking modes are available: face. wet steam. and volume fractions. and condensation. A Non-Equilibrium Nucleation model has been implemented that supports one gas phase with dispersed liquid droplet phases (morphology for dispersed phase can be set in the interface to ‘Droplets with Phase Change').0.Draft Domain Interfaces Draft Domain Interfaces There have been a number of extensions to domain interfaces in CFX-11. Both homogeneous (single velocity field) and inhomogeneous (velocity field for each phase) multiphase can be used with this model.0.0 . Eulerian Multiphase Extensions There have been a number of model extensions within Eulerian Multiphase models in CFX-11. All rights reserved.0. Significant Multiphase numeric improvements have also been made for Free Surface calculations by adding a Coupled Volume Fraction (CVF) non-linear iterative strategy. It has been found to be especially effective on free surface flow applications.0. but CVF can be easily activated in the GUI on the solver controls tab. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. specifically Free Surface problems. The availability of Boundary source terms has been extended to inlets and outlets in CFX-11. simplifies your view of the simulation.com of ANSYS. Using this new functionality. fully developed duct flow. Release 12. Usability: The new design removes clutter from the interface. a new equation of state for Water.please inform us. in addition to single-phase dry steam simulations. mixtures. These inlets are applicable for MPF cases.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. the IAPWS-IF97 industrial standard. The most significant is the support of periodic GGI with specified pressure change or mass flow rate. 'Zero Gradient' inlets has been extended for volume fraction equation in CFX-11. Contains proprietary and confidential www. A homogeneous nucleation model automatically computes the number and location of where droplets form. flows through tube banks. New tree presentation and actions have been introduced and right-click options in the tree are context-based. cavitation. The diameter distribution is predicted assuming that the droplets are monodisperse.we will delete . This equation of state provides built-in properties for: • • • • • Superheated vapor Compressed liquid Supercritical fluids Liquid and vapor saturation properties Metastable vapor and liquid properties. This method strictly couples V. Further. P. has been added.cadfamily. This model can be used for modeling both equilibrium and non-equilibrium boiling. 22 information The document is for study only. flood and polygon. Total Enthalpy boundaries for energy equation can now be used for all flow regimes and support the following material types: ideal gas.if tort to your rights.

tables. including HTML.rth. An offset can be applied for viewing.com The document is for study only. . Global Variable ranges are common to all files.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. In addition.com of ANSYS. Also. the object gets recalculated on-the-fly and not only when releasing the button.rmg. and .we will delete 23 .if tort to your rights.res files and ANSYS . CFD-Post CFX-11. or lines. not for timesteps or in multifile mode. Details are given below. figures. rather than at the ‘Write Solver Input File' stage. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Transient ANSYS data can be processed and displacement magnification is available. Turbo Post: The Turbo Post environment now includes Mass and Area weighted distributions of Hub-Shroud points.0 contains a number of new features that represent significant advancements in the interactivity and usability of working within CFD-Post: automatic report generation. and viewing them in the same session. Default Domain and Interface Generation When a mesh is imported. Multiple Data files: Two or more data files can now be loaded into Post in a single session. Different output formats are available. All rights reserved. The report component order can be adjusted and figures can be 3D Viewer files or bitmaps. This is supported only for CFX files. magnification of mesh displacements. These interfaces are generated dynamically when a domain of boundary changes. This is a very useful feature for loading both CFX . the ability to add timesteps. .0 .rft. Shell Elements are also supported. isosurfaces. Report generation: All charts. the ability to load multiple results files. Inlet and Outlet boundaries are auto-created. ‘Viewer right-click' for creation and editing of objects options are available. ANSYS structural results support.rst. Immediate mode object dragging: When dragging planes. Inc. and comments automatically become report content.cadfamily.rst file support: CFD-Post supports loading and post-processing of ANSYS files: . a ‘Default Domain' is created encapsulating all of the 3D mesh regions that are currently unassigned. This complements the ‘Default Boundary' mechanism from previous releases. as in previous releases of the software. saving of plots as figures. All physics editors are now embedded as tabs and there are fewer pop-ups. Quick setup mode has been extended to support ‘Multi-component' and ‘Multiphase' flows. The ANSYS ‘Contact Detection' capability is used to determine where meshes are in contact. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0 via an expression and written back to the results file. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. and the ability to modify solution variables. Release 12.please inform us.Draft Default Domain and Interface Generation Draft The tabbed workspace has also been overhauled for this release. a new Blade Aligned Streamwise Location coordinate can be used to align the Hub-Shroud lines with the leading and trailing blade edges. ‘Default Domain Interfaces' are generated between (and within) domains where their regions are topologically connected. Replacing of solution variables with expressions: Any solution variable can be redefined in CFD-Post 11. ANSYS .rst (or other formats) results files.

0 includes Beta Features.x/10. All rights reserved.x SuSE Professional 9. Refer to the CFX Release Notes for details.Draft Beta Features Draft Beta Features ANSYS CFX 12.x SuSE Professional 9.we will delete .x CFX in ANSYS Workbench Solaris 9/10 Release 12.x SuSE Professional 9.0 Intel IA64 and AMD Athlon Windows XP 64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 SLES 9.0: Vendor/Chip Sun (UltraSPARC) IBM (Power RISC) HP-Compaq HP-UX PA-RISC Intel Itanium 2 (IA 64) -HPUX Intel Itanium 2 (IA 64) -Linux Supported Operating Systems CFX Standalone Solaris 9/10 AIX 5.x SuSE Professional 9.com of ANSYS.cadfamily.3 Tru64 Unix 5.1 (Solver only) HP-UX 11i v1 HP-UX 11i v2 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 SLES 9.if tort to your rights. 24 information The document is for study only.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0 .x/10. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Supported Platforms The following table outlines the operating system and platform support for CFX-11.0 Windows XP Windows 2000 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 SLES 9.x SGI Propack 3/4 Intel IA32 and AMD Athlon Windows XP Windows 2000 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 SLES 9. Inc.x Windows XP 64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 SLES 9.please inform us. These features have received limited testing and are provided for your comments.

you can modify the behavior of ANSYS CFX to meet your needs. it reads several resource configuration files.txt cfx5rc-<os>. unless users override these variables in their personal user's ANSYS CFX resource configuration files. . 25) ANSYS CFX Resource Configuration Files When ANSYS CFX starts up. A common use for configuration files is to set the path to the license file or the license server. arch.cfx/12.txt <CFXROOT>/config/cfx5rc-<arch>. 5.txt appended) in the following directories: • On Windows: %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\CFX-5\12.please inform us.txt cfx5rc-<arch>. The Site-wide Configuration Files If you are accessing your ANSYS CFX files from a remote file system. %HOMEDRIVE% and %HOMEPATH% are environment variables. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0/ Release 12. the value of os is winnt. ANSYS CFX first looks for such files in the following order: 1. your System Administrator may create site-wide resource configuration files. • On UNIX: ~/.0\ if it exists.txt <CFXROOT>/config/cfx5rc-<os>. User's Configuration Files After searching for site-wide configuration files. Inc. and os by selecting Show > Show System from the menu bar of the CFX Launcher.txt cfx5rc. os is the operating system of the machine on which ANSYS CFX is running.cadfamily. arch is the architecture of the machine on which ANSYS CFX is running. 2. Customizing ANSYS CFX This chapter discusses: • ANSYS CFX Resource Configuration Files (p.Draft Draft Chapter 4.txt (and for the same files without . 3. Contains proprietary and confidential www.0 . • • • <CFXROOT>/config/cfx5rc-<host>.com The document is for study only.0\ where %USERPROFILE%. On Windows.0/ and ~/CFX/12.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. ANSYS CFX looks for the following user's configuration files: • • • • cfx5rc-<host>.if tort to your rights.txt <CFXROOT>/config/cfx5rc-site.txt <CFXROOT>/config/cfx5rc. All rights reserved. You can find the value of host.we will delete 25 .com of ANSYS. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. 4. Note Any resources set in these files will affect all users of ANSYS CFX.txt where: host is the hostname of the machine on which ANSYS CFX is running. By creating your own local and site-wide configuration files.cfx\12. otherwise%HOMEDRIVE%\%HOMEPATH%\.

This displays a list of all the resources that have been set. Although you can change the values of most of the resources shown in this list. the default value is system-dependent. Resource Names ANSYS CFX software makes use of variable names that start with the following strings: • • • • • CFDS_ CFX_ CFX4 CFX5 CUE_ You must not set any variable of your own with a name beginning with these letters. for example. These are no longer supported. On Windows. dtpad. but the Common Desktop Environment file browser. Syntax of CFX Resource Configuration Files ANSYS CFX resource configuration files should consist only of: • • Lines beginning with # (which are comments). On UNIX. 26 information The document is for study only. CFX5BROWSER="$CFX5EDITOR" Note In previous releases of ANSYS CFX. the default browser is Notepad. so if you wanted to use view.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.com of ANSYS. dtpad. Variable assignments such as: CFX5EDITOR="textedit" The right hand side of an assignment may include references to previously assigned variables by prefixing the variable name with $.cadfamily. for example. the default editor is Notepad. you could only do so by setting CFX5BROWSER="xterm -e view" CFX5EDITOR Sets the program to use when editing files in ANSYS CFX. so if you wanted to use vi.if tort to your rights. All rights reserved.please inform us. On Windows. is used if possible. is used if possible.0 . The command must start its own X window. these files could contain arbitrary Bourne shell commands. you could only do so by setting Release 12. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Inc.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. These few are described in the following table: Resource CFX5BROWSER Description Sets the program to use when browsing files in ANSYS CFX. for example. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. The command must start its own X window. Resources Set in cfx5rc Files You can find out which ANSYS CFX resources have been set by using the Show > Show Variables option from the menu bar of the CFX Launcher. the default value is system-dependent but the Common Desktop Environment file editor. On UNIX.we will delete .Draft Syntax of CFX Resource Configuration Files Draft where ~ means your home directory (if you have one). it is generally useful to change only a few of them.

On UNIX.dat. is used if possible. Contains proprietary and confidential www. This is a colon-separated list of directories which will be searched for shared libraries on Sun and Compaq Tru64 UNIX systems.cadfamily. This is a colon-separated list of directories which will be searched for shared libraries on IBM systems. This is the default.com The document is for study only.Draft Resources Set in cfx5rc Files Draft Resource Description CFX5EDITOR="xterm -e vi" CFX5XTERM Creates a window to interact with the operating system. CFX_FORMAT If set to F. If you have license keys in a file other than <CFXLICENSEROOT>/license. the default window is a Windows command prompt set up to run the ANSYS CFX commands. you may have to set the value of this resource to be either i) port@host where the license daemon is listening for requests on port number port on the machine called host or ii) the full pathname of the license file. On Windows. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Release 12. then the files generated will be binary and compressed. use this command to add these directories. If you have installed system libraries in directories that are not included in this list.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. If you have installed system libraries in directories that are not included in this list. If you have installed system libraries in directories that are not included in this list. then add them to it.if tort to your rights. use this command to add these directories. then the files generated will be in binary format. If you have installed system libraries in directories that are not included in this list. CFX_IMPORT_EXEC LD_LIBRARY_PATH Sets the name of the user-defined executable for CFX Volume Mesh Import.0 . All rights reserved. Setting Environment Variables You should set the variables in your cfx5rc file. Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. You must not create environment variables that start with CFX. use this command to add these directories. the default value is system-dependent but the Common Desktop Environment terminal emulator. If set to U.we will delete 27 . LD_LIBRARYN32_PATH LIBPATH LM_LICENSE_FILE SHLIB_PATH This is a colon-separated list of directories that will be searched to look for shared libraries on HP systems. If not set.please inform us. but not compressed. dtterm. this command causes ANSYS CFX programs to write formatted CFX-Solver input and results files instead of binary files.com of ANSYS. This is a colon-separated list of directories which will be searched for shared libraries on SGI systems.

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including a command window that enables you to run other utilities Access the online help and other useful information Customize the behavior of the launcher to start your own applications. the search includes common installation directories.if tort to your rights. Starting the CFX Launcher You can run the CFX Launcher in any of the following ways: • On Windows: • • • From the Start menu. you can configure the CFX Launcher using steps outlined in Customizing the Launcher (p. and the Windows registry. 16). 31). directories pointed to by environment variables associated with CFX and ANSYS products. 29) For more information about the launcher. enter cfx5 (otherwise. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Inc. Depending on the application. you will need to enter the full pathname of the cfx5 command). see The Launcher Interface (p. enter cfx5 in a terminal window that has its path set up to run CFX. On UNIX.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.please inform us. which refers to CFX running as a component inside of the ANSYS Workbench software. The CFX Launcher automatically searches for installations of CFX and ANSYS products including the license manager. CFX Standalone has the CFX Launcher. which refers to CFX running as a standalone application independent of the ANSYS Workbench software CFX Workbench.cadfamily. In a DOS window that has its path set up correctly to run CFX. This chapter discusses: • Starting the CFX Launcher (p. 16). All rights reserved. This is described in ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench (p. In the unlikely event that a product is not found. The launcher enables you to: • • • • • Set the working directory for your project Start CFX and ANSYS products Access various other tools. go to All Programs > ANSYS 12.0. Contains proprietary and confidential www.com of ANSYS. Release 12.0 > CFX > ANSYS CFX 12. 13) and Customizing the Launcher (p. Using the CFX Launcher CFX can be run in two modes: • • CFX Standalone.0 .we will delete 29 .Draft Draft Chapter 5. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. which makes it easy to run all the modules of CFX without having to use a command line.com The document is for study only.

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The ANSYS Workbench interface is organized to make it easy to choose the tool set that will enable you to solve particular types of problems. These features and the status indicators in the system cells guide you through the completion of the System steps. supporting features such as Properties and Messages provide orienting information. 429) in ANSYS CFX Tutorials The ANSYS Workbench Interface You launch ANSYS Workbench from the Start menu. Inc. This mode is described in Using the CFX Launcher (p.Draft Draft Chapter 6. Once you have chosen a system from the Toolbox and moved it into the Project Schematic. You should consult the ANSYS Workbench help for more detailed information on ANSYS Workbench.if tort to your rights.we will delete 31 .0 .© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Contains proprietary and confidential www. see the following tutorials: • • Oscillating Plate with Two-Way Fluid-Structure Interaction (p.0 > ANSYS Workbench.cadfamily. ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench ANSYS CFX components can be run in two modes: • • • • • As standalone applications started from the ANSYS CFX Launcher and independent of the ANSYS Workbench software. 31) An Introduction to Workflow within ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench (p. The ANSYS Workbench Interface (p. 29). The full path is Start > All Programs > ANSYS 12. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.please inform us. 36) Known Limitations of Using ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench (p. 391) in ANSYS CFX Tutorials Aerodynamic & Structural Performance of a Centrifugal Compressor (p. Tip For examples of using ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench. All rights reserved.com of ANSYS. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. As components launched from ANSYS Workbench as required to solve fluid flow (CFD) problems. 39) This chapter describes using ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench: Note This chapter assumes that you are familiar with using ANSYS CFX in standalone mode.com The document is for study only. The figure that follows shows ANSYS Workbench with a Fluid Flow (CFX) analysis system open and the properties of cell A2 (Geometry) displayed: Release 12.

using the solver to derive the solution. Design Exploration Systems that enable you to see how changes to parameters affect the performance of the system.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Inc. Component Systems Software elements upon which Analysis Systems are based. the Fluid Flow (CFX) system contains tools for creating the geometry.cadfamily. All rights reserved. the CFX component system contains Setup (CFX-Pre).if tort to your rights.we will delete .© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Contains proprietary and confidential www.com of ANSYS. For example.Draft Toolbox Draft The following sections describe the main ANSYS Workbench features. performing the meshing. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.please inform us. For example. Solution (CFX-Solver Manager). The Results component system contains only Results (CFD-Post). Toolbox The Toolbox shows the systems available to you: Analysis Systems Systems that match the workflow required to solve particular types of problems. the FSI: Fluid Flow (CFX) > Static Structural system combines ANSYS CFX and Mechanical to perform a unidirectional (that is.0 . and viewing the results. one-way) Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis. Release 12. For example. setting up the solver. 32 information The document is for study only. Custom Systems Systems that combine separate analysis systems. and Results (CFD-Post).

To begin using a system. When you move a system from the Analysis Systems toolbox to the Project Schematic. Project Schematic The Project Schematic enables you to manage the process of solving your CFD problem.we will delete 33 . Right-click the cell to see what options are available for you to complete a step. you will see a set of tools similar to the following: Each white cell represents a step in solving a problem. It keeps track of the your files and shows the actions available as you work on a project.com The document is for study only. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.0 .Draft Project Schematic Draft Note Which systems are shown in the Toolbox depends on the licenses that exist on your system.cadfamily. drag it into the Project Schematic area. All rights reserved.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Contains proprietary and confidential www.if tort to your rights. At each step you can select the operations that process or modify the case you are solving. Release 12. You can hide systems by enabling View > Toolbox Customization and clearing the check box beside the name of the system you want to hide.com of ANSYS. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Inc.please inform us.

To display the Properties for a particular cell.please inform us. Setup > Edit launches CFX-Pre.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.cadfamily.Draft View Bar Draft Many cells launch specialized software that enables you to perform the task required by that step. Contains proprietary and confidential Provides information about the current settings in ANSYS CFX-Pre and describes how to adjust them. Inc. Solution > Edit launches CFX-Solver Manager. View Bar You control which views are displayed by opening the View menu and setting a check mark beside the view you want to display. Once the Properties view is open. 34 information The document is for study only. These entries vary between system cells and are affected by the status of the cell.0 . www. Some entries in the Properties area are writable.com of ANSYS. The following properties are specific to ANSYS CFX components: Setup Cell Properties Physics Status Solution Cell Properties Release 12. All rights reserved. in a Fluid Flow (CFX) system: • • • • • Geometry > New Geometry launches DesignModeler. simply selecting a cell in the Project Schematic will display that cell's properties. Properties View The Properties view is a table whose entries describe the status of a system. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. right-click on the cell and select Properties. Mesh > Edit launches the Meshing Application (from which you have the option of running CFX-Mesh).if tort to your rights. it appears as a tab in the View Bar and the check box is cleared from the View menu. Results > Edit launches CFD-Post. others are for information only. If you minimize that view.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. For example.we will delete .

Update from Initial Conditions causes ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager to use the physics and mesh information from the current state of the Setup cell. for starting from initial conditions provided by another system. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. CFD-Post loads the results from this file and the results for any results file in its run history as separate cases. Update Option Controls whether the update proceeds as a Background Task or a Foreground Task. The project files are updated constantly.com of ANSYS. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Inc. In either case. Each result appears as a separate entry in the tree. which is not desirable for the second and subsequent updates of transient cases. into CFD-Post. or for a situation in which you have divergent results and do not want to start an update from those bad results. Files View The Files view shows the files that are in the current project.if tort to your rights.com The document is for study only. This option is not fully supported.please inform us. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. a This setting synchronizes interactively with changes in the Initialization Option setting in the ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager's Define Run dialog. All rights reserved. Release 12. Results Cell Properties Generate Report Select this check box to automatically publish a report. but you can use the timestep selector to move between results.0 . and any “save” operation from the ANSYS CFX components will save all files associated with the project. or all of the results history from a results file that contains a run history.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. only one set of results will appear in the CFD-Post viewer. or only the last results from a results file that contains a run history. If a results file with run history is loaded. Multi-configuration Post Choose Load only the last results to load only the last configuration of a Processor Load Options multi-configuration results file.cadfamily.we will delete 35 . Choose Load complete history as: a single case to load all configurations of a multi-configuration run as a single case. Choose Load complete history as: separate cases to load all configurations from a multi-configuration run into separate cases. The location of the report is displayed in the Files view.Draft Files View Draft Initialization Optiona Update from Current Solution Data if possible causes ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager to use the physics and mesh information from the previous solution run (if these exist) and to generate a new CFX-Solver Results file. If there is no previous solution run. ANSYS Workbench will also check for the existence of an upstream solution cell and for the presence of Initial Values definitions on the Define Run dialog of ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager. Note This is the default setting.

or otherwise restarts the current run. The data flow between cells (and systems) drives the workflow. This walkthrough assumes familiarity with the basic ANSYS Workbench and ANSYS CFX applications and does not discuss the details of the steps within each application.we will delete . the settings from the Define Run dialog are stored for the Solution cell that launched the solver. Clear Execution Control When a solver run is started. Import Solution Displays the Open dialog. Inc. An Introduction to Workflow within ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench This section walks through an example of using ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench to perform a fluid-flow analysis. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Sidebar Help is a dynamically generated set of links to information appropriate for helping you with questions you have about any of the tools and systems you currently have open. When the results file is loaded. completing a previously stopped run (if one is available).if tort to your rights. Continue Calculation Performs an update of the Solution cell. the system will display only the Solution cell and the Results cell. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.0 .Draft Sidebar Help Draft Sidebar Help In addition to having a visual layout that guides you through completing your project.cadfamily. All rights reserved.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The Clear Execution Control command removes those settings. In addition to those shortcuts. 36 information The document is for study only. Shortcuts (Context Menu Options) You can access commonly used commands by right-clicking in most areas of ANSYS Workbench. there are commands that are specific to CFX Solution cells: Display Monitors Opens the ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager and shows the results of the previous run.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.please inform us.com of ANSYS. where you can specify the CFX Solver Results file to load. Release 12. These commands are described in the section Context Menu Options in the ANSYS Workbench help. these are the execution control settings for that cell. you can also access Sidebar Help by pressing F1 while the mouse focus is anywhere on ANSYS Workbench.

This automatically sets your working directory for this project. In the Analysis Systems toolbox. 2. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.com of ANSYS.Draft An Introduction to Workflow within ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench Draft 1. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. In your file system you create a directory in which to store your project files. You then select File > Save As and save your new project to that directory.please inform us. Inc. Contains proprietary and confidential www.) Release 12. All rights reserved.if tort to your rights. a tool tip appears. (Notice that if you “hover” over systems in the Toolbox.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. double-click on Fluid Flow (CFX) to create a fluid-analysis system in the Project Schematic. 3.0 . You begin by launching ANSYS Workbench.com The document is for study only.we will delete 37 .cadfamily. which opens as an unsaved project and displays the available analysis systems.

each cell can launch a tool that will enable you to perform the task it names. Release 12. Right-click on the Geometry cell to see your options for adding a geometry to your project: 5. Set up the analysis that will be sent to the solver.Draft An Introduction to Workflow within ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench Draft The fluid-analysis system in the Project Schematic shows the steps in performing a fluid analysis: 1. Control and monitor the solver to achieve a solution. When the case is loaded. All rights reserved.com of ANSYS.we will delete . you can choose to launch the tool that will enable you to complete the cell's step: create a new geometry with ANSYS DesignModeler.please inform us. Inc. edit the case with ANSYS CFX-Pre. 3.if tort to your rights. the now-unnecessary Geometry and Mesh cells disappear. control the solver's solution with ANSYS CFX-Solver Manager.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. create a new mesh with ANSYS CFX-Mesh.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Note You could open a Fluid Flow (CFX) system and go immediately to the Setup cell to import an existing case. and control the display of the results with ANSYS CFD-Post. 5. 2. Contains proprietary and confidential www. Create or import a geometry. Visualize the results in a post-processor and create a report. As you move through the cells from Geometry to Results. 4. In addition to showing those steps in appropriately named cells.0 .cadfamily. 38 information The document is for study only. 4. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Create a mesh for the geometry.

com The document is for study only. Repair the corrupted CCL by selecting one of the following options from the right-click menu of the Solution cell: • Clear Execution Control: restore the execution control to their previous values. This is because you will often want to generate a mesh without going through the time-consuming process of writing all of the project files.Draft Data Flow in Systems and Between Systems Draft 6.please inform us. You must use absolute paths for CFX-Solver runs making use of user FORTRAN in ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench. Make any necessary changes by editing the Setup cell (that is. you save the project (and therefore the associated files). Data flow between systems is shown by interconnecting lines: Known Limitations of Using ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench The general use of ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench is known to be limited by the following: • • • • CFX-Pre and CFD-Post can play session files (or tutorial session files) when launched from ANSYS Workbench only when you have enabled Beta features in CFX-Pre or CFD-Post. Generating a volume mesh for a Mesh cell does not update the cell or the project. Similarly. Once a project has been saved. All rights reserved.we will delete 39 .if tort to your rights. this will corrupt the Execution Control CCL. The use of ANSYS CFX in ANSYS Workbench for multi-configuration simulations is known to be limited by: • • Release 12. If the CCL has been corrupted in this way. by using CFX-Pre). data and status from the Fluid Flow (CFX) Geometry cell will flow both to the Fluid Flow (CFX) Mesh cell and the Static Structural (ANSYS) Geometry cell. you cannot configure these settings from a Results cell.cadfamily. • Avoid editing the Solution cell for solved or user-interrupted multi-configuration simulations. When the analysis is complete and the project is finished. The way that multi-configuration files and transient files open in CFD-Post must be set beforehand in CFD-Post or in the Properties settings for the Solutions cell. the Setup cell will report that its software (CFX-Pre) requires a refresh to re-read the “upstream” data. if you have an FSI: Fluid Flow system (as shown in the image below).com of ANSYS. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. For example. Data Flow in Systems and Between Systems The cells in a system communicate status with each other. Contains proprietary and confidential www.0 . when you change a mesh in the Mesh cell.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. Inc. For example. The Units on the settings on the ANSYS Workbench menu bar have no effect on the units used in ANSYS CFX applications. the same type of data flow occurs between systems. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. it can be re-opened at a later date for review or modification of any aspect of the simulation. an error will be generated when the simulation is continued.

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please inform us.pdf required to write a CFX-Solver input file for the CFX-Solver An overview of CFD and the CFX software A set of tutorials that demonstrate the workflow xintr. Inc. the standalone version of ANSYS CFD-Post. fptutr.Draft Draft Chapter 7. In the PDF names that follow.pdf is the ANSYS CFD-Post Tutorials.pdf CFX-Solver Manager User's Guide ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guides How to post-process a results file (fppost.pdf is for fpuser.pdf ANSYS CFX Reference Guides Best-practices guides and complete details for APIs. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.com of ANSYS. Contains proprietary and confidential www. and variables Release 12.com The document is for study only.\commonfiles\help\en-us\CFX\help\pdf\ on Windows and in <CFXROOT>.0 . 45) CFX Documentation Structure The CFX documentation can be found in PDF form in <CFXROOT>.pdf is for ANSYS CFD-Post in ANSYS CFX) ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide How to use ANSYS CFX-Pre.pdf CFX-Solver CFX-Solver Theory Guide Describes the mathematical details of the models used xthry. 42) Accessing Online Help (p. 45) Bookmarking Useful Help Pages (p.pdf *tutr.pdf is the ANSYS CFX Tutorials. xpost.pdf in the CFX-Solver and also how the CFX-Solver solves flow equations How to use the CFX-Solver Manager to control a CFD simulation xmgr.if tort to your rights.cadfamily. Book Installation Guide Release Notes Description How to install CFX PDF Name n/a How to import a mesh and specify all of the settings *rel.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. functions. “*” can be: • • fp for ANSYS CFD-Post x for ANSYS CFX For example.. All rights reserved. CFX Expression Language. the pre-processor for xpre.pdf.we will delete 41 . xtutr. 44) Using the Help Browser Index (p.. Help On Help This chapter discusses: • • • • • • CFX Documentation Structure (p.pdf CFX Command Language./commonfiles/help/en-us/CFX/help/pdf/ on UNIX.pdf xpost.pdf ANSYS CFX Introduction Tutorials CFX-Solver Modeling Guide How to use the physical models implemented in the xmod. *ref. 44) Using the Search Feature (p. 41) Document Conventions (p. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.

Spelling Conventions ANSYS CFX is developed both in North America and Europe. 144) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Color Scale (or try Color Scale (p. 34) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Synchronize Camera (or try Case Comparison (p.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. 164) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Color Mode (or try Color Mode (p. 209) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Release 12.please inform us. it is generally best to use American spellings. 120) in ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide) Turbo Initialization (or try Turbo Initialization (p. 143) in ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide) Initialization Tab (or try Initialization Tab (p. 33) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Color Tab (or try Color Details Tab (p. file names. Contains proprietary and confidential www. system messages.we will delete . When using the documentation's Search function. so you will find both American and British spelling: • • • • • • • • • atomization and atomisation color and colour customization and customisation discretization and discretisation initialization and initialisation meter and metre normalization and normalisation vapor and vapour vaporization and vaporisation When using the documentation's Index.0 . 47). Document Conventions This section describes the conventions used in this document to distinguish between text. 214) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Auto-initialize (or try Requirements for Initialization (p. or to contact a CFX representative. 214) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Uninitialize (or try Uninitializing Components (p. 42 information The document is for study only. see Contact Information (p.com of ANSYS. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Inc.cadfamily.if tort to your rights. it is useful to search both for American and British spellings. 143) in ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide) Global Initialization (or try Initialization (p. All rights reserved. For: Colour Map Colour Mode Colour Scale Colour Tab Customisation Domain Initialisation Global Initialisation Initialisation Tab Turbo Initialisation Auto-initialise Uninitialise Search for: Color Map (or try Color Map Command (p.Draft Document Conventions Draft All documentation is also available in PDF format on the ANSYS Customer Portal. For a link to this web site. and input that you need to type. 215) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Undefined Colour Synchronise Camera Undefined Color (or try Undefined Color (p. 51) in ANSYS CFX-Pre User's Guide) Domain Initialization (or try Domain: Initialization Tab (p. 33) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Customization (or try Customization (p. 215) in ANSYS CFD-Post User's Guide) Initialise All Components Initialize All Components (or try Initialize All Components (p.

For example. Optional Arguments Optional arguments are shown using square brackets: cfx5export -cgns [-verbose] <file> Here the argument -verbose is optional. you may type the “\” characters. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.we will delete 43 .© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd.com of ANSYS. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. which can be determined by running the UNIX command: Release 12. Contains proprietary and confidential www.0 . on a Windows machine you must enter the whole command without the “\” characters. <os> will always be windows. pressing Enter after each. Wherever you see <arch> in the text you should substitute the appropriate value for your system. the same directory would be named \CFX\bin. <os> will generally be used for directory names where the contents of the directory depend on the operating system but do not depend on the release of the operating system or on the processor type. User Input Input to be typed verbatim is shown in the following convention: mkdir /usr/local/cfx Input Substitution Input substitution is shown in the following convention: cfx5 -def <def_file> you should actually type cfx5 -def.cadfamily. back slashes are used (\). <arch> refers to the long form of the name that CFX uses to identify the system architecture in question. The correct value for a UNIX system can be determined by running: <CFXROOT>/bin/cfx5info -os On a Windows system. but you must specify a suitable file name.if tort to your rights. Inc.Draft File and Directory Names Draft File and Directory Names File names and directory names appear in a plain fixed-width font (for example. Note that on UNIX. /usr/lib). continue typing if the command is too long to fit in the command prompt window and press Enter only at the end of the complete command. Wherever you see <os> in the text you should substitute with the operating system name. However.com The document is for study only. directory names are separated by forward slashes (/) but on Windows. Operating System Names When we refer to objects that depend on the type of system being used. All rights reserved. we will use one of the following symbols in the text: <os> refers to the short form of the name which CFX uses to identify the operating system in question.please inform us. a directory name on UNIX might be /CFX/bin whereas on a Windows system. <arch> will generally be used for directory names where the contents of the directory depend on the operating system and on the release of the operating system or the processor type. Long Commands Commands that are too long to display on a printed page are shown with “\” characters at the ends of intermediate lines: cfx5export -cgns [-boundary] [-corrected] [-C] \ [-domain <number>] [-geometry] [-help] [-name <file>] \ [-summary] [-timestep <number>] [-user <level>] [-norotate] \ [-boundaries-as-nodes|-boundaries-as-faces] [-verbose] <file> On a UNIX system. and substitute a suitable value for <def_file>.

com of ANSYS. The Run dialog box opens.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. then click the Display button (Windows) or Open button (UNIX). and its subsidiaries and affiliates.please inform us. 4. Release 12. To find a topic using the index: 1. If this solution does not work for you./kb/896054 for more information. Network Configuration installations typically require you to open the CHM file on a network shared folder.we will delete . See Using the Search Feature (p. so you should consider using the Search function as well. type 1 and then click OK.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Type regedit and then click OK. you can change the font size on your display by tapping + and –. All rights reserved. 44 information The document is for study only.microsoft. 8. Quit the Registry Editor. The keyword list scrolls to the relevant keywords as you type.0 .Draft Accessing Online Help Draft <CFXROOT>/bin/cfx5info -arch Accessing Online Help There are several different ways to access the online help system: • • Select one of the appropriate commands from the Help menu of the ANSYS CFX Launcher or ANSYS Workbench. Select a topic from the list. 3. 7. Results from the Help index will not be exhaustive. Contains proprietary and confidential www. and then select Modify.cadfamily. If CHM Files Cannot be Accessed Over a Network Microsoft Security Update 896358 makes it impossible to view parts of a CHM file that is stored on a network drive. press the F1 key (the Help key on Sun workstations) for context-sensitive help. Not every area of the interface supports context-sensitive help. Inc. with the mouse pointer over the feature.if tort to your rights. If you are viewing the help in Windows.microsoft. Right-click the MaxAllowedZone value. type the first few letters of a keyword. Type MaxAllowedZone and then press Enter. In the Value data field. Click Start > Run. Right-click the ItssRestrictions subkey and select New > DWORD Value. 2. create it. you can increase/decrease the font size by holding down the Ctrl key and sliding the mouse wheel up or down. 5. one or more topic titles appears in the topics list below. Using the Help Browser Index The Index tab of the help browser allows you to search for index terms and display the associated topics. you can perform the following steps to lower the restrictions on the Local Intranet zone and thus enable CHM files to display: 1.com. 6. Locate and then click the following subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\HTMLHelp\1.x\ItssRestrictions If this registry subkey does not exist. see http://support. Click on a feature of the CFX interface to make it active and. 45). 2. Adjusting Font Sizes in Online Help If you are viewing the help in UNIX. although the CHM Viewer will open. As keywords are selected.com/kb/896358 and http://support. In the field at the top. If all the computers on your intranet are secure.

With the help page displayed. Release 12. you may want to turn off the Match similar words option to avoid returning extra search results for phrases made from similar words.com of ANSYS. In this case. Contains proprietary and confidential www. but not all sections. Note The Search titles only option restricts searches to titles of chapters and major sections. All rights reserved.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.Draft Using the Search Feature Draft Using the Search Feature The Search tab of the help browser enables you to perform searches through the online help. Inc. Bookmarking Useful Help Pages Windows users who come across a help page that they expect to refer to in the future can add it to a Favorites page.com The document is for study only. click on the Favorites tab.0 .cadfamily.please inform us.we will delete 45 .if tort to your rights. then click Add. If you are running on Windows. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. you can search for a phrase by wrapping the phrase in quotes.

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You can also go there directly: http://www1.5096 techsupp@ansys. ANSYS Customer Portal The ANSYS Customer Portal is available from the ANSYS web site (http://www.com/customer/ One of the many useful features of the Customer Portal is Online Support > Knowledge Base Search. and product support. choose the Show > Show All command from the menu. Inc. If you send files via email from a UNIX system. If your support is provided by ANSYS. 47) ANSYS Customer Portal (p. Contains proprietary and confidential www.cadfamily.800.ansys. To help achieve this goal. Support provider contact information is available from the ANSYS Customer Service page on the ANSYS Website (www.3600 724.we will delete 47 .com To help us respond quickly to your question.711. Inc.0 . we maintain technical support centers around the world.asp. information EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.com/customer) 1.© 2009 ANSYS Canada Ltd. we will request the following information from you: • • • Customer information (your name and company name) Product and platform information (computer type and operating system. which enables you to find solutions to various types of problems.7199 724. documentation. directly or by one of our ANSYS Support Providers.com/services/ss-customer. If you have problems contacting any of our offices.ansys. then clicking ANSYS Customer Portal on the page that appears. Inc.ansys.Draft Draft Chapter 8. please compress and uuencode the files before sending them. Contact Information This chapter discusses: • • How to Contact ANSYS Customer Service (p.if tort to your rights. Release 12. The direct URL is: http://www.com The document is for study only. If you have system-related problems once the software has been installed.com) by clicking CUSTOMER AREA.. 47) Technical Support for ANSYS products is provided either by ANSYS. Please check with the ANSYS Support Coordinator (ASC) at your company to determine who provides support for your company. Include this file with your email. and save the messages to a file. much like an FAQ. All rights reserved. please use the contact information listed in the following sections.514.ansys. product name and version.com of ANSYS.514. How to Contact ANSYS Customer Service ANSYS aims to provide high-quality software.com) under Solutions > Services and Support > Customer Service. please contact: Web: Toll-Free Telephone: Telephone: Fax: Email Select the Support tab on the ANSYS Customer Portal (http://www1.ansys. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. and a detailed description of the question/problem) Any files relevant to your problem.please inform us. information about any local customization of CFX which may have taken place can be obtained as follows: Run the CFX launcher.

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