In the past, it would take highly skilled Design Engineers—with both expert knowledge and experience—many man hours to understand the complexities of fluid flow behavior surrounding a design.
FloEFD Demonstration: Automotive Intake Manifold
Pressure Drop Analysis of a Automotive Intake Manifold: This demonstration shows how to perform an internal flow distribution analysis through an intake manifold and to measure pressure drop across the...
Save valuable time over physical testing
Today, a technology is available designed purely for the engineering fraternity, aimed at helping engineers to perform these tasks in a ‘3 dimensional virtual’ environment, saving many hours/days of physical testing in facilities such as costly wind tunnels.
Concurrent CFD software FloEFD helps engineers design better, more reliable products, quicker and cheaper.
Virtual 3D testing opens possibilities
Engineers acquire the opportunity to understand the reasons behind product failures, to get ideas on how to improve a products performance using ‘what-if’ scenarios and to gain a detailed insight into a product’s full functionality - something not possible using physical methods.
Using FloEFD in the early stages of the design process will help eliminate the need for multiple prototypes; it will help increase reliability, save time, save money and get a product to market faster.
Mentor Graphics Concurrent CFD analysis software FloEFD, wins 2010 Design News Golden Mousetrap award for Best Product. Read more
The 60 day trial software includes heat transfer, pressure drop, exhaust manifold, mixing armature and roof-mounted figure simulation models.
The power tool manufacturer creates more efficient engine designs in far less time with FloEFD™ computational fluid dynamics software. View Success Story
CATIA V5-Embedded CFD allowed VENTREX Automotive to meet the new design requirements without having to build a new prototype with every design change. View Success Story
Flow Field Examples:Aerodynamic Testing
Aerodynamic testing is a classic flow simulation application. Besides the ability to simulate airflow over the entire range of engineering-relevant Reynolds numbers, including subsonic, transitional, supersonic and even hypersonic flows; Concurrent FloEFD offers a wide range of additional physical models for characterization of the aerodynamic behavior of a design. This includes a unique automatic laminar/turbulent modeling process, an innovative model created to simulate near-wall physics in a very efficient way.
FloEFD also includes a complete suite of visualization and numerical post-processing functions to allow easy access of all aerodynamic parameters and provide a comprehensive insight into the 3-dimensional air flow field.
Flow Field Examples:Cavitation Prediction
Cavitation can be a dangerous source of early design failures of propellers, impellers, valves, etc. Therefore, the ability to perform early upfront simulation on designs for vulnerability to cavitating flow and the location of potential cavitation areas can help an engineer reduce the risk for these types of failures and increase reliability and lifetime durability of a design.
Concurrent CFD tool FloEFD offers a powerful two-phase model to calculate the areas of cavitation and their possible consequences given the local flow rate and pressure distribution.
Flow Field Examples:Noise Level Optimization
Noise Level Optimization
Reducing flow-induced noise is often a major design challenge which is very difficult to address. Concurrent CFD tool FloEFD assists engineers with it's calculations of flow, pressure and turbulence parameter fields to help users understand the sources of unwanted noise, forming a basis for informed decisions regarding design changes to improve the situation.
This is supported by comprehensive 3D visualization and animation functions which make it easy to get insight into the detailed local physical behavior of a design.
Flow Field Examples:Intake and Exhaust Manifold Design
Intake and Exhaust Manifold Design
The up-front design and optimization of intake and exhaust manifolds can contribute significantly to the increased energy efficiency of an engine, the same applies in helping to reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
The flow inside intake and exhaust systems show very complex patterns, which can be easily simulated and visualized using concurrent FloEFD's sophisticated physical models, it's unparalleled efficient CAD data handling and its result processing functions.
Flow Field Examples:Automotive Engine In-Cylinder Flows
Automotive Engine In-Cylinder Flows
Engine in-cylinder flows show very complex 3-dimensional flow patterns that directly influence an engine's operating efficiency. Understanding these flow patterns under various operating conditions surrounding an engine can provide engineers upfront the necessary knowledge for design improvements and optimizations.