Peter Marchese, a LEED Green Associate and Senior Consultant at Microdesk, posed the following question:
Hi Scott, had a question for you regarding some of the Labs tools that do CFD. I was wondering if there was anything that compared or possibly explained the differences between the CFD tools in Project Falcon, Project Vasari, and Simulation CFD. I know the Simulation CFD one is the old Blue Ridge Numerics tool, but I wasn’t sure if Vasari and Falcon are the same engine and analytics or if all three are different and have different methods of getting the results. Any info is great, thanks in advance.
To answer this question I gathered input from various Product Managers around the company. I combined it into a chart:
In addition to the chart, Product Line Manager for Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation, Jon de Hatrog, noted:
Simulation CFD and the CFD portion of Simulation 360 are both derived from Blue Ridge Numerics CFdesign product. Project Falcon and the Wind Tunnel feature within Project Vasari are different from Simulation CFD / 360, but these two share meshing and solving technology. A brief overview of the Project Falcon technology is available in the validation doc on the Project Falcon Autodesk Labs page.
Thanks so much for the question Peter, and thanks to the Product Managers (Bankim Charegaonkar, Derrek Cooper, Hanno Van Raalte, Jon den Hartog, Pawel Piechnik, Sualp Ozel, and Tomi Mossessian) for their responses.
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