Acronyms & Terms Glossary

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the computational software simulation of fluid-flow phenomena. It uses applied mathematics, physics, and numerical analysis to generate 3D models that can help visual the flow of gas or liquid.

aeSolutions uses CFD for modeling to determine consequences of an accidental release for facility siting or hazard scenarios. It is also used for gas detection sensor placement as an alternative method to the Graphical Approach that justifies a more accurate number and placement of combustible and toxic gas detectors.