Simulation of a wave energy device hinged at a
fixed point, colored by velocity.
Courtesy XC Engineering.
Engineers in the energy sector around the world face complex design challenges every day in a wide range of processes for which solutions can be found through computational fluid dynamics. Many of these problems involve free-surface flows for which FLOW-3D is uniquely suited to provide accurate understanding and analysis. These problems include such areas as:
- Fuel or cargo sloshing inside containers on the high seas
- Wave effects on offshore platforms
- Performance optimization for separation devices undergoing 6 DOF motion
- Design of devices to capture energy from waves
An oil platform fastened to the seabed by 12 ropes simulated
using FLOW-3D's unique General Moving Objects model.FLOW-3D’s ability to accurately capture free-surface flow dynamics enables engineers to develop new and improved designs in a reasonable amount of time and at an attractive cost versus physical testing.