CFD flow simulation shown using the example of a verhicle`s airflow

CFD flow simulation

Using CFD flow simulation, M.TEC simulates the flow around and through bodies and components with a wide variety of media as well as the mixing of several media as a service provider for CFD simulation.

CFD Simulation Umströmung Schiffsrumpf

Flow around hull (CFD Simulation)

CFD Analyse Staubsaugerdüse

Flow pattern of vacuum cleaner nozzle (CFD-Analysis)

Strömungssimulation Atemmaske

Airflow respiratory mask (Flow simulation)

The CFD simulation (CFD = "Computational Fluid Dynamics", German = "Numerische Strömungsmechanik") or flow simulation is used for the design and optimization of flow-carrying components and bodies immersed in flow. The CFD simulation computationally models flows and flow patterns and visualizes flow paths.

As a service provider for CFD simulation or flow simulation, M.TEC calculates different media with their respective viscosities such as air, water, oils, gels, and adhesives. The mixing of different media (e.g., a multi-component adhesive or an air/fuel mixture) can also be calculated using a CFD simulation.

The flow simulation or flow analysis shows where flow losses or pressure losses occur. If measurements are not possible or too time-consuming, CFD simulation is the right development tool for pressure loss optimization.

CFD Simulation/Flow Simulation – Applications

Construction industry, plant engineering

Product Development / Technical Appliances

Reduce flow losses / pressure losses

What are the specific benefits of CFD flow simulation? Technical devices and vehicles that have gas, air or liquids flowing around or through them are ubiquitous nowadays: cars, vans and trucks as well as turbochargers, pumps, pipelines, vacuum cleaners or tumble dryers etc.. What all appliances have in common is that their energy consumption is directly dependent on flow losses.

A flow loss or pressure loss is caused by flow separation (recirculation) up to a complete stall. Flow separation is caused by, among other things

  • sharp deflections
  • unsteady cross-section expansions
  • component elements located in the flow guide

This causes the jet to “burst open”. In addition to the loss of pressure, another negative consequence can be the generation of noise. A CFD simulation reveals these unfavourable flow patterns and makes it possible to optimize flow-guiding components in a targeted manner.

CFD simulation as a development tool

“Flow losses should be minimized early on in the development process using CFD simulation in order to design energy-efficient devices.”

Stefan Vogler
Team Manager Simulation, M.TEC ENGINEERING GmbH

Types of flows, flow processes

  • Simulation of steady and unsteady flows
  • Simulation of laminar and turbulent flows
  • Multiphase flows
  • Simulation of mixing processes / mixer simulation
  • Heat simulation / convection, heat transfer / thermal processes
  • Flow-induced noise

M.TEC's calculation department specializes in flow calculation using CFD simulation. With extensive knowledge of the underlying physical relationships in fluid mechanics, we quickly deliver simulation results together with the correct interpretation. M.TEC develops flow-optimized concepts and derives appropriate measures from the results of the flow simulation - to optimize your component or product.

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Your Contact
Stefan Vogler
Stefan Vogler
Team manager simulation & calculation
+49 2407 9573-7321
+49 2407 9573-25
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