Chemical and Process
Mentor’s fluid flow and heat transfer solutions for the chemical and process industries encompasses reactions, separations, mixing, heat exchange, combustion and equipment design.
A wide range of industrial uses
Mentor’s mechanical analysis software is used in the design of equipment for many Chemical and Process industry unit operations, including filtration, separation, storage, mixing, and in closely-allied industries such Oil, Gas and Plastics.
Specific applications include the design of pumps, pipes, valves, flow meters, filters, dryers and heat exchangers, fluidized beds, combustors, extrusion die and injection mould cooling.
Embedded into major MCAD systems Concurrent CFD software FloEFD is a full-featured 3D fluid flow and heat transfer analysis package to help Design Engineers optimize product design and speed up their workflow.... FloEFD™
To find the best design option for the tank, the engineer conducted “what-if” analysis with FloEFD. FloEFD makes it easy to modify solid models and analyze them. The process is simple: by using the cloning feature, users can create multiple variations of their designs and without having to reapply loads, boundary conditions, material properties etc the model can be analyzed again. Then the user can choose the best possible design among the various options. With FloEFD, improving and optimizing designs is easy.
Isobars and pressure distribution
In process industries they are used to move chemicals, pharmaceuticals and even petroleum. In this case the engineer needed to optimize the flow through the central chamber to obtain uniform flow in each branch. FloEFD was used to calculate the flow volume in branches.
Flow trajectories and distribution on pipe entrance
While analyzing this model, the user took advantage of one of the most important features of FloEFD. Unlike traditional CFD programs which require users to create additional solid parts to represent the fluid (empty) regions, FloEFD automatically differentiates between the two and automatically represents the fluid domain. As a result, FloEFD frees users from the problem of creating unnecessary geometry just to prepare a model for analysis.
View from above detailing cut plot around the top cake
FloEFD was used to investigate the airflow inside the oven. Special FloEFD functionality such as cloning projects was used to shorten the analysis process. By cloning the project, users can easily change boundary conditions or geometry configurations and without having to reapply loads or boundary conditions reanalyze the problem. Variant analysis has never been this easy.
Valves / Machinery
Pressure and Flow Distribution
Preparing the model for analysis was very easy with FloEFD. Unlike traditional CFD programs that require users to create additional solid parts to represent the fluid (empty) regions, FloEFD automatically differentiates between the two for internal and external flows and automatically represents the fluid domain. As a result, engineers are freed from the tedium of creating unnecessary geometry just to prepare a solid model for analysis.