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Modeling Fluid Structure Interaction for Inkjet Applications

A new General Moving Object model was introduced with FLOW-3D Version 9.0. This robust model, the only one of its kind in commercial CFD codes, allows users to model rigid body dynamics with six-degrees-of-freedom fully coupled with fluid flow. This powerful fluid structure interaction model has many attributes that will give engineers a powerful tool:

Flexing walls of an inkjet device ejects droplet

This animation depicts the motion of a printhead sliding back and forth, with FLOW-3D’s particle model initiated to show the distribution of air caused by the motion. Read more about modeling fluid structure interaction using FLOW-3D.