Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD)
Computational Fluid Mechanichs allows the solution with specific numbers the Navier-Stokes equations to which except simple problems, scientific community has not found a concrete solution yet.
The advantage in commercial software of reference in CFD is the amount of valid mathematics, solvers, temporal integration of methods that allows the precise characterization of a huge amount of varieties in physical phenomena that would define the behaviour of flows.
Itecam counts with professionals specialized in the resolutions of those problems produced in the industry and that requires the use of CFD. Among them:
- Fluids of a unique base, laminate and turbulent, seasonal and transitory. As examples it can be named:
-The study of the loss of charge in function of flow in valves, bombs, catalysts, elbows in plumbing…
- Calculations in coefficients of sustenance and drawing in external flows.
- Optimizations in uniformity of flows in filters and catalysts.
- Problems in free surface: these problems are one of the most selected studies in multi-phase flows whose main feature is the existence of a frontier surface clearly defined between flows (water, air, water-oil). Those flows are produce, for instance in:
- Inside the tankers in movement, full of deposits, heat pipes flows, lubrication systems in clutch.
- Inside the hydraulic engineering it is highly common the investigation in studies about overflow channels, water purification plants, hydraulic wells, floods…
- In the engineering area “offshore” for the behaviour of flouting structures in front of swell
- Transfer of heating in mass transport that include studies about:
- Refrigeration of electric components
- Optimization of heating exchange
- Climate control and comfort analysis in singular areas
- Thermal charge analysis by solar radiation
- Thermal-mechanic problems with the transfer of conjugated heating.
- Problems in flows-structure interaction and bidirectional through different methods, some of those simulations that can be created are:
- Analysis of induced vibrations through vortex in slender structures.
- Analysis of the structural behaviour of solar panels, wind generators to contrast air charges.
- Analysis of peristaltic bombs, membrane valves, viscous shock absorbers.
- Biomedical applications as the study of aneurisms and veins expansion.