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AFT Fathom Student Product Information

Incompressible Pipe Flow Analysis & System Modeling Software

AFT Fathom Student is fluid dynamic simulation software for engineering students, used to calculate pressure drop and flow distribution in liquid and low velocity gas piping and ducting systems.

Designed for fluid systems containing:

  • Water
  • Petroleum and refined products
  • Chemical products
  • Cryogens
  • Refrigerants
  • Low velocity gases
  • And more

AFT Fathom Student is particularly useful for:

  • Pipe sizing         
  • Pump sizing and selection
  • Control valve sizing and selection
  • Simulating system operation and component interaction
  • Evaluating heat transfer in pipes and heat exchangers

Why we know you'll like it:

  • Double check your work in fluid mechanics and heat transfer courses
  • Improve your understanding of fundamentals of pipe flow and heat transfer     
  • Senior design projects
  • Impress your friends (depending on the type of friends you have)
  • Get a date (JK)


  • Advanced hydraulic solver using Newton-Raphson matrix methods
  • Detailed modeling for centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
    • NPSH evaluation
    • Variable speed pumping
    • Power usage and motor sizing
    • Energy cost calculation
  • Integrated graphing and reporting
  • Pump vs. system curve generation including individual head curves and composite efficiency
  • Conducts thermal analysis including piping heat transfer and heat exchanger modeling
  • Supports Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Built-in library of fluids and fittings

Add-On Modules Included with AFT Fathom Student

Building on the foremost modeling software for incompressible flow systems, the AFT Fathom add-on modules extend capabilities into these areas:

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