flow simulation

Theory and practice

Flow simulations are based on the numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes-equations which area an analytic description of flow processes. Those equations can be combined with equations on energy and material transport to display heat transport or distributions of concentrations.

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulation technology means that the infinite number of degrees of freedom that a fluid continuum has can be projected to a finite number of points in space and converted into matrix equations by means of suitable mathematical procedures. The discretion is done using CFD software program that enable the user to resolve the complex equation systems on modern computers with reasonable effort.

Here are some examples of possible calculations:

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sonic and sub-sonic flows

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Laminar and turbulent flows

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stationary- or transient flow calculations

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mixing of gases, liquids and particles free and forced convection

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mixing of gases, liquids and particles free and forced convection

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multi-phase mixtures

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chemical reactions; particle, gas, liquid, surface reactions

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adsorption, absorption

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heat radiation

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Electric field forces

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electric field forces abrasion of materials or growing on surfaces or particle growth

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phase change: evaporate, condense, solo exploding, melting, sublimation

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convection in pumps and fans, optimization and wear reduction

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convection in pumps and fans, optimization and wear reduction

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aerodynamics

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aero acoustics

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filling processes

Simplify the complex process

FAQ

Common questions

Is it worth investing in flow simulation for my project?

Of course, this decision depends on the project, just present your concern to us so that we can discuss the applicability together.

From our experience we can say that new, useful insights can always be generated from the discussion. Moreover, in addition to a better understanding, interesting ideas for new products also emerge.

Can flow simulations reflect reality at all? Are the calculations accurate enough?

The accuracy of the results depends strongly on the input parameters such as start sizes, boundary conditions and geometry. In addition, a crucial question is which model complexity, i.e., which effort, is applied to answer a question. So very accurate models can be created for predictions of velocities, pressure losses, temperatures or chemical components. However, the question must always be kept in focus as to whether a simpler and cheaper model does already have sufficient validity.

Couldn't we have the flow simulation carried out internally better?

This is not a simple question. It certainly always makes sense to build up your own competence. We are glad to advise you with our experience on this topic. An important keyword is the interpretation of the simulation results. How are the results to be interpreted for an application in order to be able to make the right decision. We have the answers for you!

Automotive engineering

Automotive engineering

We offer you everything around the necessary calculations in automotive engineering!

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

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We will give you a specific solution according to your requirements.

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Power plant technology

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Process simulations to increase efficiency.

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Concept tests by means of flow simulation.

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Flue gas cleaning

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