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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Market: Global Report 2015-2019

About CFD

CFD is a software application that helps end-users analyze the flow, turbulence, and pressure distribution of liquids and gases, and their interaction with structures. It also helps in predicting fluid flow, mass transfer, chemical reactions, and related phenomena. CFD uses high-speed computers, and various numerical methods and solvers to simulate the flow of fluids (gases and liquids). Simulation refers to the digital prototype of the real-world scenario. This helps detect errors in design before proceeding to production. CFD finds wide ranging applications in industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, electrical and electronics, and energy. CFDs are used to design fuel systems, engine core compartments, cockpit and cabin ventilation, missiles, submarines, and evaluate aerodynamics in the aerospace and defense industry.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global CFD market to grow at a CAGR of 13.6% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

Based on end-users, the global CFD market can be segmented into: aerospace and defense industry, automotive industry, electrical and electronics industry, industrial machinery industry, material and chemical processing industry, energy industry, and others.

Technavio's report, Global CFD Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, APAC, and EMEA; it also covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion on the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Key vendors
  • ANSYS
  • CD-adapco
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • EXA
  • Mentor Graphics
Other prominent vendors
  • Altair Engineering
  • Autodesk
  • CEI
  • COMSOL
  • ESI
  • MSC Software
  • NUMECA
Market driver
  • Availability of high performance computing systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Inaccurate prediction of fluid flow behaviour for highly complex geometries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Demand for application specific CFD
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Market 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Market: ANSYS, CD-adapco, Dassault Systemes, Mentor Graphics and Exa

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Every industry has unique, customized process functions. This gives rise to the demand for special-purpose CFD software. Many large vendors are offering and developing CFD software specific to end-user industries and applications. EXA, a CFD provider, is focusing on providing application-specific CFD as a part of its growth strategy. The applications management team of the company finds new applications for customers and provides solutions through new simulation product. The availability of application-specific CFD will lead to higher demand for CFD, as different applications require different CFD solutions. For instance, evaluation of vehicles under different operating conditions and configurations requires unique simulation solutions.”

According to the report, companies across various industries require speed, agility, and control in design cycles. Simulation and testing are the two important functions in the design cycle, using which end-users are able to achieve faster time-to-market and profitability. These solutions require high-performance computing systems with the capability of processing a large volume of data. However, lack of IT infrastructure and support staff makes it difficult to manage these systems. To address this issue, companies such as IBM are providing high-performance computing systems in the cloud as well as on premise, such as IBM Platform Computing, which use CFD applications for simulation and testing of products.

Further, the report states that inaccurate prediction of fluid flow behavior for highly complex geometries is hindering this market growth.

Companies Mentioned

ANSYS, CD-adapco, Dassault Systemes, Mentor Graphics, Exa

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • PLM overview
    • Table PLM overview
  • Market landscape
    • CAE overview
      • Table CAE market overview
    • Global CFD market size and forecast
      • Table Global CFD market 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end user
    • Market overview
    • Automotive industry
      • Table Global CFD market in automotive industry 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Aerospace and defense industry
      • Table Global CFD market in aerospace and defense industry 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Electrical and electronics industry
      • Table Global CFD market in electrical and electronics industry 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Industrial machinery industry
      • Table Global CFD market in industrial machinery industry 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Material and chemical processing industry
      • Table Global CFD market in material and chemical processing industry 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • Energy industry
      • Table Global CFD market in energy industry 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global CFD market 2014 and 2019 by regional market share
    • CFD market in EMEA
      • Table CFD market in EMEA 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in EMEA by geographical segmentation 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in EMEA by end-user segmentation in 2014 by percentage share and revenue ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Germany 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in UK 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in France 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Italy 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Spain 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Russia 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • CFD market in Americas
      • Table CFD market in Americas 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Americas by geographical segmentation 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Americas by end-user segmentation in 2014 by percentage share and revenue ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in US 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Mexico 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Brazil 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Canada 2014-2019 ($ millions)
    • CFD market in APAC
      • Table CFD market in APAC 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in APAC by end-user segmentation in 2014 by percentage share and revenue ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in Japan 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in China 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in South Korea 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table CFD market in India 2014-2019 ($ millions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Market share analysis 2014
      • Table Global CFD market by vendor segmentation 2014
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ANSYS
      • Table ANSYS: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • CD-adapco
    • Dassault Systèmes
      • Table Dassault Systèmes: Product segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Dassault Systèmes: Product segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Dassault Systèmes: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Mentor Graphics
      • Table Mentor Graphics: Business segmentation 2015
      • Table Mentor Graphics: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Mentor Graphics: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Exa
      • Table Exa: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Exa: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Exa: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Other prominent vendors
    • Altair
    • Autodesk
      • Table Autodesk: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Autodesk: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
    • COMSOL
    • CEI
    • ESI Group
      • Table ESI Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table ESI Group: Business/Product segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ million)
      • Table ESI Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • MSC Software
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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