XFlow has many advantages over traditional CFD codes in automotive applications and has found widespread usage in the industry.
Aerodynamics: The virtual wind tunnel module allows rapid and straightforward set-up of external aero studies; the inclusion of moving wheels and other parts further enhances the realism obtaintained. A moving floor can be included, and co-simulation with multi-body-dynamics code enhances things further with realistic suspension reactions to aerodynamic loads.
Acoustics: By directly calculating acoustic pressures XFlow helps engineers address one of the significant challenges in automotive engineering. Much successful validation has been carried out
Powertrain: XFlow has successfully been used to model oil flows within automotive powertrains; both in engines and gearboxes. The meshless particle approach handles the constantly changing internal geometries, whilst being able to calculate the interaction of the two phases enhances solution accuracy.