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Flowmaster

Reduce the development time and costs of thermo-fluid systems

Understand how Flowmaster can be used to model mechanical components; simulations included in the webinar are aircraft landing gear and a fuel injector valve. View Video

Flowmaster® is the leading general purpose 1D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solution for modeling and analysis of fluid mechanics and pipe flow in complex systems early in the development process. It helps systems engineers to simulate pressure surge, temperature and fluid flow rates system-wide and to understand how design alterations, component size, selection and operating conditions will affect the overall fluid system performance accurately and quickly.

Features and Benefits

Advanced thermo-fluid system modeling and simulation enables user to analyze real-life conditions

  • Versatile steady state and transient simulation of incompressible and compressible systems with heat transfer analysis
  • Pressure surge analysis, temperature and fluid flowrate prediction
  • Extensive catalog of component models with built-in empirical data
  • Fast batch simulation analysis
  • Pipe Flow balancing for optimizing component sizes
  • Customizable components
  • Multi-fluid simulation, secondary air and air conditioning

Secure traceable data & design collaboration enables analysis of complex designs when needed, where needed

  • Secure storage of networks, performance data, components and results in an industry standard relational database
  • Audit trail & tracking of model design history with ‘roll back’ functionality
  • Administration controls for user access permissions to project data
  • Database synchronization to enable engineers to work safely onsite, offline from the server

An open system providing users the freedom to customize and extend simulation ability

Flowmaster Applications

Aerospace

Aerospace applications are quite often very complex. For example, fuel systems involve interaction between the fluid as well as the mechanical and electrical systems onboard the aircraft. Flowmaster features dedicated aircraft system modeling functionality and industry tailored component libraries, streamlined to optimize workflow and facilitate the development and simulation of highly complex systems that meet regulations. Therefore, users can build system models and run steady state and transient simulations quicker and easier than ever before. Possible applications can be for fuel systems, environmental control, hydraulic systems, vapor cycle systems as well as UAV systems.

Automotive

Today’s cars consist of complex interdependent systems – often designed by separate groups and even by different vendors. Designed specifically for automotive engineers and analysts, Flowmaster provides a dynamic thermo-fluid system simulation software solution for the automotive industry. The systems modeling packages include a wide range of standard and system specific components enabling users to build networks and run simulations quicker and easier than ever before. Flowmaster applications can be found in airside, air conditioning, cooling, exhaust, fuel and lubrication.

Power Generation

Flowmaster is a thermo-fluid system simulation software tool that allows engineers to simulate systems performance of both new and existing power plants when the need to design safe, reliable and efficient systems across a range of applications is of paramount importance. Flowmaster also provides specific functionality such as swirl and heat transfer solver capability of secondary system modeling in support of gas turbine simulation. Some typical applications for power generation applications are for heavy duty diesel engines, fossil fuels as well as green or renewable energy systems.

Process and Chemical

Flowmaster is a thermo-fluid system simulation software tool that allows process system engineers to investigate pressure surge, pressure drop, flow rate, temperature and system response times – removing the uncertainty from fluid flow systems. Model and simulate critical systems in order to; validate new systems designs, design retrofits to an existing system, troubleshoot potential problems and monitor process plant systems during the maintenance cycle. Applications such as cooling, safety and distribution systems can greatly benefit from 1D systems analysis with Flowmaster.

Oil and Gas

Flowmaster is a thermo-fluid system simulation software tool that allows oil and gas system engineers to investigate pressure surge, pressure drop, flow rate, temperature and system response times – removing the uncertainty from fluid flow systems. The astronomical cost of downtime combined with the high safety requirements has meant that organisations are using Flowmaster to reduce uncertainty through the use of system simulation. Onshore, subsea, topsides, pipeline and compressor stations are typical applications that can benefit from 1D analysis with Flowmaster.

 
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