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 particularly suited to provide highly accurate 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
Pelton turbine simulation – initial transient up to regime
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.