Computational Fluid Dynamics (#CFD)

 

With deep roots in aerospace engineering, motorsport and weather prediction, Computational Fluid Dynamics (#CFD) is a numerical technique used to simulate fluid flows, and it’s interaction with the surroundings. Typical problems include the aerodynamic performance of fixed wings (aeroplanes, helicopters and racecars), internal fluid flow through a pipe/valve, internal fluid flow through an enclosure (personal computer, data centre or building), to name a few. Problems can vary from the micro such as fluid transported along a hypodermic needle to the macro, such as weather prediction of our planet earth.

INCREASE YOUR PRODUCT’S RELIABILITY BY OPTIMISING COOLING OF CRITICAL COMPONENTS.

Your customer’s demand more compact yet more capable products that are challenging the balance of power vs performance (IoT and wearables just two examples of the emerging trend). With this requirement comes increased complexity leading to the need for effective thermal management to increase the mean time between failures. With CFD, we can model solid to fluid, and fluid to fluid interactions to determine how the fluid surrounding each element will interact with your heat sources & heat sinks, optimising cooling schemes for effective heat transfer and increased component and system reliability.

INCREASE EFFICIENT AND REDUCE WASTE THROUGH THE MANAGEMENT OF PARASITIC LOSSES.

May it be high speed rotating machinery or the heat transfer mechanism in your cooling system, with CFD we can visualise complex fluid interactions early in the design process to effectively design out or manage their impact before expensive lab testing. Using CFD can leading to increased performance, reduced noise and vibration, and higher efficiency products, maximising development time by reducing the number of physical iterations.

 

If you’re interested in finding out how we can provide you with the right answers so that you can focus on making the correct engineering decisions? Get in touch via the contact page, drop us an email info@theformlab.com or call the studio on +44 1133 979636.