Scott and I were beating Autodesk Simulation CFD 360 up this weekend. He was working the Showcase export, and I the “Rotating Region” issue with a turbocharger impeller. While studying, I found a nice document on the CFD Wiki. A step-by-step centrifugal blower.

Simulation CFD Centrifugal Blower TutorialWhile not comprehensive, it does take you through each step, and give you all the settings.

  • Meshing
  • Rotating Region
  • Creating Material
  • Assigning Materials
  • Solver Settings
  • More..

(The mesh settings part was quite useful, as well as the Rotating Region)

They even provided the sample file to use.

If you are wanting to start working with pumps, check this out.

Wiki Centrifugal Pump Tutorial