Introduction to CFD
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical analysis and data structures to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows. Computers are used to perform the calculations required to simulate the interaction of liquids and gases with surfaces defined by boundary conditions. With high-speed supercomputers, better solutions can be achieved. Ongoing research yields software that improves the accuracy and speed of complex simulation scenarios such as transonic or turbulent flows. Initial experimental validation of such software is performed using a wind tunnel with the final validation coming in full-scale testing, e.g. flight tests.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the branch of CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) that allows you to simulate fluid motion using numerical approaches. The CFD software allows the analysis of a wide range of problems related to laminar and turbulent flows, incompressible and compressible fluids, multiphase flows and more. With CFD software the heat transfer of moving and rotating parts in a porous medium can also be investigated.
CFD Projects at Boni Engineering and Technologies
- Computational Fluid Dynamics software generates fluid flow properties for specific boundary conditions.
- For modelling complex objects, CATIA or UG/NX or CREO is used.
- For solving CFD applications Star CCM+, Fluent and ANSYS-CFX are used.
- Star CD is specifically used for Automobile applications.