Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an important engineering tool for solving problems involving fluid flows. With CFD, computers are used to simulate the free-stream flow of a fluid, the interaction of fluids with solid surfaces or particles, and the mixing of fluids of different species. Applications of CFD include HVAC flow performance, human thermal comfort, biomedical analyses such as arterial blood flow, cavitating flow in liquid pipe systems, aerodynamics, and electronics cooling, among others.
Fusion Engineering has leading experts who utilize state-of-the-art CFD software to analyze a wide range of problems. Our capabilities include transient and steady-state flow, compressible (gaseous) and incompressible (liquid) flow, turbulence modeling, heat transfer, fluid-structure interaction, and particle flow.
Representative past projects include:
- Fuel filter performance in aerospace applications
- Gasoline sloshing analysis in automotive collisions
- Damping force optimization in hydraulic pistons
- Air flow analysis in house fires