The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group develops and applies 3D simulation models to predict flow behavior. By understanding the underlying dynamics of flow situations, HMM is able to develop better designs, study the influence of design options, and assess risk and cost-benefits of particular systems or actions with fewer uncertainties or assumptions.
Because of their fundamental nature, CFD methods are used when standard correlations or design methods are inadequate, or when operating conditions are beyond those for which experimental data exist. Using CFD methods allows these interactions to be considered in addition to the engineering details.
We remain involved in the most advanced applications of CFD for engineering analysis, validation, and visualization through computer animation and virtual reality. Developed in-house, powerful interaction visualization techniques are used in conjunction with more traditional methods to gain deeper physical insights from the CFD simulations.