Manufacturing

Thermal management

XFlow thermal solver can be used to simulate the cooling of electronic components to keep them within the safe operating temperature range. The thermal simulation can include convection/diffusion, radiation and conjugated heat transfer, coupled to the flow produced by the fans. Fans are modeled either as a rotating part or as a surface boundary condition.

Mixing processes

XFlow can be used to simulate agitators and mixers for the chemical industry or water treatment plants.

XFlow solves single and two-phase flows of immiscible fluids including surface tension and complex rheological behaviour. Stirrers are easily modeled as rotating parts.

Sports

In sports such as soccer, tennis or golf, aerodynamics play an essential role in the trajectory of the ball through the air. Xflow simulates the flow around the ball at match-relevant velocities and measure the drag, lift and side forces acting on it. The ball moves and spins freely depending on the initial linear and angular velocities and orientation set by the user, and the interaction with the surrounding air.

Robotized production systems

XFlow can simulate the flow around moving equipment such as industrial manipulators and production line robots in fabrication plants. It is possible to prescribe the motion of each object up to 6 degrees of freedom and so reproduce real operation conditions. The trajectories of dust particles can be tracked with the disperse phase model.

Non-Newtonian fluids

The use of highly viscous non-Newtonian fluids (e.g. toothpaste, melted plastic, chemical blends) is very frequent in many industrial applications. The complex rheological properties of these fluids can be easily introduced in XFlow.

It has the most common viscosity models available (Newtonian, Sutherland, Cross, Herschel-Bulkley, power law, Carreau) but also allows any user-defined expression as function of temperature and shear rate.