2018.03.08 18:04 | Sean Carter
Fluid flow analysis is an important part of the scientific world. It’s not just used in science though. It can be found in just about any commercial industry, which typically utilize scientific processes to operate successfully. There are quite a few different benefits of fluid flow analysis and we will discuss them in today’s post.
Why is fluid flow analysis so important? For starters, this process is used to simulate behaviors of various processes, equipment, and systems used by companies. This testing is used to determine the flow of liquids, gases, reactions of chemicals, heat, transfer of mass and other phenomena found in the physical world.
This process is also known as computational fluid dynamics, or CFD. A common use of this process is in vehicle manufacturing. Testing will be conducted to predict the drag or aerodynamic lift of the vehicle being built. This test is also used to predict the amount of rotor thrust that will be required for various applications where rotors are used.
If your company manufactures goods that need to be mixed, CFD is an important part of the mixing process. When you use CFD in this situation you will do so to determine the proper mixing levels and rates for the product. If the room in your business where you are mixing fluids needs to be kept at a specific temperature you can also use CFD to test the airflow in these rooms.
Quite possibly one of the biggest benefits of fluid flow analysis is that it reduces the amount of money spent on prototypes needed to conduct this type of testing. Prototypes can be very expensive. When you use fluid testing it can be done to complement physical testing. Many of these tests can help to solve problems quicker than other methods, including using prototypes.