Applications of ICON World-Leading Products and Expert Services

Cfd in thermal management | automotive diagram

CFD in Thermal Management

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Automotive Brake Cooling CFD Simulation

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Automotive climatisation cfd diagram | wltp

Automotive Climatisation CFD

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Cad diagram of car for vehicle water management and soiling cfd |wltp

Vehicle Water Management and Soiling CFD

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Vehicle Wading and Fording CFD

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Aero-Acoustics Automotive CFD

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Global Leaders in Automotive Aerodynamics Digital Product Engineering

ICON’s on-premise and cloud-based Automotive CFD products and expert services deliver remarkable operational, commercial and competitive advantages. Better, faster, significantly cheaper than the big software conglomerates and easier so why pay more?


Why does the automotive industry choose ICON?

  • Over the last 30 years, 65%+ of the Top-20 automotive OEMs have been clients
  • Expertise; ICON developed the first, industry-robust open source CFD process
  • Extensive automotive industry experience; we understand the applications and issues involved and provide an industrial best practice
  • Software that’s accurate enough to achieve certified compliance e.g. WLTP
  • Enables greater agility and faster response to change
  • We don’t push or lock you into expensive products like big software vendors
  • Huge savings on costs – operations, design, wind-tunnel/testing, prototyping, etc


What can you expect?

  • Accurate and efficient steady and transient digital wind tunnel validated against a variety of global physical wind-tunnels (Ref: SAE 2017-01-1524)
  • ICON engineers fully-integrated into your design, development and production process. This ensures that a broad knowledge of the technical objective of the analysis is also supported by experience of how new designs will be integrated within the vehicle development process as a whole
  • Rock-solid robustness and rapid turn-around times
  • Fully-automated end-to-end workflow for all applications ready for instant deployment in industrial environments
  • Automated design optimisation using mature one-shot adjoint method and integrated DoE methods


This will help you develop the best, fastest and cheapest solutions for:


  • Aerodynamic Performance
    • Drag Prediction and Evaluation
    • Wheel Modelling
    • Downforce Optimisation
    • Aero-Acoustics


  • Front End Air Flow
    • Cooling Efficiency
    • Brake Cooling


  • Water Management and Vehicle Soling
    • Water Ingress


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In summary, ICON is the global expert and proven best choice for computational fluid dynamics engineering applications. We offer a viable alternative to the big software conglomerates that gives you more accuracy, more speed, more flexibility, greater capacity and lower costs.

Our on-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive benefits for clients:


  • Data sovereignty - your data under your control.
  • Frictionless exchange; one integrated process for all users.
  • Robust operational quality as standard: ISO certified.


  • Unlimited parallel simulations.
  • Faster convergence to solution.
  • Reduced product development cycles.


  • Substantially less cost than big software conglomerates.
  • Unlimited HPC-cores, parallel runs and CFD users.
  • Huge cost savings in design, development, modification.


  • Simulations capability within just a few hours of training.
  • Fully automated workflows and templated applications.
  • Subscription model with pricing known up-front.

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Trust ICON

On-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive advantages – fast, accurate, flexible, scalable and at substantially lower cost than the big software vendors and conglomerates.

  • Global presence; offices in the UK/Europe, Americas and Asia
  • 200+ people in broader group; 100+ of whom are CFD/CAE specialists
  • The pioneers of unlimited, open source CFD technology for industry
  • ICON engineers fully integrated into customers’ working environments
  • A globally trusted, expert engineering partner to industry for over 30 years

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