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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Computational Fluid Dynamics Solutions out of 441
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 441 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 manufacturing startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 436 computational fluid dynamics solutions, get in touch.
Graphler Technology Solutions creates CFD Services for New Product Development
Computational fluid dynamics is essential for industries dealing with fluid flow, such as the automotive, aerospace, and petroleum industry. CFD offers insights into the real-time performance of machines, significantly reducing physical testing periods. With advancements in computer-aided engineering (CAD) and data analytics, startups now develop improved fluid flow simulation models. This way, manufacturers are able to reduce development costs and time to market.
Graphler Technology Solutions is an Indian startup that offers end-to-end new product development services for the automotive, consumer electronics and energy industries. The startup’s computational fluid dynamics services cover a wide range of analysis models, including conjugative heat transfer (CHT), transient flow, internal flow, fire dynamics, and multi-phase flow analysis, among others. The startup’s computer-aided design approach allows manufacturers to simulate real-time scenarios without dispensing time. Further, Graphler provides additional engineering services such as CAD, finite element analysis (FEA), prototyping, and manufacturing.
Tau Flow Engenharia provides Custom CFD
While CFD is an imminent part of product development for industries like automotive and aerospace, recruiting CFD engineers increases operational costs. However, it is a significant concern for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) as they are often unable to recruit high-performing CFD engineers and analysts within their budget. Startups tackle this situation by assisting companies in fluid flow analysis through independent platforms that function as the parent company’s extension.
Brazilian startup Tau Flow Engenharia deploys 3D computational fluid dynamics for construction, telecom, transportation, and more. The startup develops customized digital prototypes tailored for client demands and applies fluid flow analysis. The solutions are designed with PMI/IPMA standardization and enable data-driven decision-making in product diagnostics, improvements, and validations.
VirtusAero develops Computational Fluid Dynamics Analytics
A dedicated CFD analytics software is a cost-effective solution for fluid flow analysis. However, most software available on the market is clubbed with other product design and development modules, like CATIA and AutoDesk. An easy alternative to high-cost simulation software bundles is free, open-source counterparts, such as OpenFOAM. Yet, these alternatives usually lack technical support. That is why startups offer standalone CFD solutions at a low cost, allowing manufacturers to integrate fluid flow simulation and analysis into their workflow readily.
US-based startup VirtusAero develops high-fidelity CFD analysis software for supersonic and hypersonic flow regimes. The startup develops, distributes, and supports its STABL2D and STABL3D software that offer unstructured-grid, finite-volume CFD. The STABL2D includes a 2D/axisymmetric CFD solver, a linear stability theory (LST) solver, and a parabolized stability equations (PSE) solver for boundary layer stability and transition prediction in 2D. The STABL3D is an improved version of STABL2D, which offers the LST solver in 3D.
byteLAKE creates an Artificial Intelligence-based CFD Suite
Fluid dynamics optimization in a functional system improves its performance and safety multi-folds. For example, an automobile design that reduces air friction can enhance a vehicle’s speed, whereas the flow control of fuel inside pipelines improve safety. However, the speed of CFD simulation is crucial for product engineers to finalize a product design and move to production. With the help of advanced computing and artificial intelligence, startups are now able to speed up fluid flow simulation to aid product design.
byteLAKE is a Polish startup that develops AI-based solutions for manufacturing, agriculture, industry 4.0, and more. The startup’s CFD Suite is a collection of AI models for computational fluid dynamics acceleration. The CFD Suite is a cross-platform tool that uses edge computing and AI engines for on-device, local AI inferencing, thus reducing the time to results. The user is able to select a CFD solver and set the targets for AI models using the suite. Then, byteLAKE trains the CFD Suite to accelerate the selected CFD solvers.
dive solutions offers Particle-based CFD Solutions
Conventional CFD models use structured or unstructured grids to simulate fluid flow, which is fixed regardless of the flow. Additionally, the grid model generation may require considerable human intervention to generate an optimal model. Therefore, startups now develop fluid flow simulation modeling based on particle dynamics to improve model automation. Particle-based CFD does not require meshes and allows modeling the free surfaces of fluids as well as multiple fluids quickly.
German startup dive solutions develops particle-based computational fluid dynamics solutions using smoothed-particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and discrete element method (DEM). The startup’s cloud-based software offers a platform-agnostic environment for engineers to simulate free-surface flows, multi-phase flows, and moving machinery. Also, particle-based CFD reduces model preparation times and computational efforts, allowing companies to speed up their design process.
Discover more Manufacturing Startups
Manufacturing startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on edge computing, additive manufacturing, advanced robotics as well as digital twins. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the manufacturing industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more manufacturing technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Manufacturing Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.