We look at recent improvements in Fluent's GUI and expressions which help streamline workflows for HVAC applications, such as those involving flow balancing, temperature monitoring and control. We apply this to an example involving two types of air handling unit for cooling a room containing heat-generating equipment.
In order to improve pump efficiency, pump designers require fine-grain insights into complex fluid dynamics within a pump to help them identify areas that can be refined to reduce losses during pump operation. In this example, we look at the workflow to improve an existing pump’s design without requiring the original CAD drawings – instead using scanned data of an existing pump design.
We speak with Khesh Selvaganapathi, Graduate Application Engineer at LEAP who recently graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Monash University & joined LEAP at the start of March 2020 - just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began causing widespread disruption and forced most LEAP staff to work from home...
Monash Motorsport has been designing Formula Student cars with wings and diffusers for many years, but this process has been fast-tracked through greater automation of Ansys CFD simulations to help the team gather more simulation data points & generate a comprehensive aero map to analyse the impact of changes in vehicle roll, yaw, steer and ride height.
For the times when your CFD simulation is diverging or not behaving as expected, we offer a helpful checklist to systematically troubleshoot what is going wrong and successfully tackle the most challenging CFD problems.
This blog series focuses on a common question: What y+ should I use in my simulations? This is the final part (Part 3) in the series – Understanding impact of Y+ and number of prism layers on flow resolution in our CFD simulations
This blog series focuses on a common question: What y+ should I use in my simulations? This is Part 2 in the series – Resolving each region of the boundary layer.
This blog series focuses on a common question: What y+ should I use in my CFD simulations? This first post is designed to help you understand the physics of boundary layers in relation to CFD meshes and Y+ values.
Ensuring adequate ventilation is a critical challenge when designing rail tunnels. How can CFD be used to accurately size the ventilation fans while accounting for the movement of trains through tunnels at high speeds?