What is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical analysis and algorithms to solve, analyze and visualize problems that involve fluid flows. Examples of fluid flows encountered in everyday life include complex flows in heat exchangers, interaction of various objects with the surrounding air/water, combustion in automobile engines, propulsion systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning of buildings, cars, airplanes, ships and so on.
Why use CFD
CFD enables scientists and engineers to perform “numerical experiments” in a “virtual flow laboratory”. Knowing how fluids will flow, and what will be their effects on the solids with which they are in contact, assists engineers to provide a comfortable and safe working environment and achieve maximum performance of their products with minimum cost. As a rule, CFD does not replace the measurements completely but coupled with appropriate experiments can be an efficient, cost-effective tool for predicting system response under a broad range of operating conditions. Simulations compared to experiments could be cheaper, faster and multi purposed.
Which industries use CFD simulations
CFD is routinely used today in a wide variety of disciplines and industries including marine, renewable energy sources, oil and gas, bioengineering, aerospace, construction, defense, nuclear, automotive and so on. The use of CFD in the process industries reduced the need for experiments, improved design reliability and led to cost reduction of products.
Areas of expertise
FEAC Engineering provide services in most of these industries and our areas of expertise are
- Steady and Transient flows
- Incompressible and Compressible flows
- Laminar and Turbulent flows
- Heat Transfer
- Fluid Structure Interaction
- Multiphase flows
- Mesh generation services
- Design optimization