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FLOW-3D accurately models wave energy devices
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:

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.

A floating offshore platform, untethered to the ocean floor.

 

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