Hydrodynamics is a common application of CFD.
The definition of hydrodynamics is the measurement of how fast an object can travel through a fluid. It allows the steady-state and transient hydrodynamics of hydrofoils, submersible vehicles, propellers, impellers, marine structures and marine plant to be computed with extremely high levels of accuracy. Properties such as mass flow rates, pressure drops and fluid dynamic forces such as lift, drag and pitching moment can be readily calculated in addition to the wake effects. The data captured can be used directly in the design process or as in input to a detailed stress analysis or optimisation solution.
CFD analysis offers the ability to conduct comprehensive, automated, multi-point optimisation of designs.
Typical applications include:
- Hydrodynamic Plant & Machinery
- Propeller/Impeller Design
- Marine Structural Loading
Other Applications of CFD include: