In order to perform a CFD simulation, only the geometry to be investigated as a CAD file in nessesary.As this information should be available comparably early in the development process, the CFD simulations can also be integrated into the overall development process at an early stage. Directly compared to experimental analysis, the early CFD involvment leads to the advantage, that functionality of the geometry can be assured very early and the product risk is enormousely reduced. In addition, a possible optimization loop can taken into account before purchasing parts first time.This reduces development costs by reducing the number of prototypes and speeds-up the time-to-market.
The basic advantages of implementing CFD simulation in the development process can be summarized as follows:
- Product optimization
- Acceleration of the development process; time to market
- Cost reduction by reducing the number of hardware samples due to early optimization
- Reduced product risk due to early virtual validation
It is up to your company’s strategy to choose or combine the advantages appropriately and implement an according CFD process as part of the development process.
In addition to process optimization, CFD simulation is the perfect tool to develop a new product in terms of fluid mechanics and to improve it sustainably. After a successful simulation, there is the possibility of evaluation and visualisation, even for complex multi-phase flows inside compelx and difficult machines. Even hard-to-reach areas e.g. inside of machines can be analyzed and optimized in the simplest way.
In contrast to experiments, CFD simulation is the perfect tool for a relative comparison of different concepts, as the bounday conditions are 100% reproducible. It is also possible to savely investiage limits and maximum conditions
Due to the early virtual validation of the product and the visualization of the fluid mechanical processes, there is a unique opportunity to impress investors, partners or customers.
The CFD simulation represents the current state-of-the-art in several industrial sectors.