Computational Fluid Dynamics explained
18th May, 2017

Computational Fluid Dynamics explained

What is computational fluid dynamics?

Computational fluid dynamics is the usage of applied mathematics, physics and computational software to picture how gas and liquid flows also to see how the gas or liquid affects objects as it passes through. Fluid dynamics are based on the Navier-Stokes equations, the equation looks at how the velocity, temperature, pressure and density are related to moving fluids.

Computational fluid dynamics have been in use since the early 20th century and are usually used to analyse air flow around cars and aircrafts. Server rooms have evolved over the years and have become increasingly complex; CFD is very useful to detect thermal properties and modelling air flow.

Software can help an IT administrator to identify hot spots and learn where the cold air is being wasted and where the air is mixing. A change in the variable, the IT administrator will visualise how the cold air will travel through the server room under many different situations. This knowledge will help the administrator layout exactly where the IT infrastructure will be placed around the office. A CFD programme could simulate changes such as split hard drives and let you know how to place them and where to place them, this help you save time and money.

Uses of computational fluid dynamics

The common areas where the software is used:

  • Swimming pool ventilation
  • Animal and plant environment
  • Fire and smoke management
  • School classrooms
  • Industrial ventilation design
  • Warehouse fire simulations.

Advantages of using computational fluid dynamic

  • CFD can foresee what the performance will be like before changing or executing a new system.
  • The software saves costs, time and records reliable results, this is the reason the analysis report is completely reliable.
  • If you are looking to get a new office, CFD software can offer detailed information about ventilation, heating and air conditioning designs and where they need to be placed.
  • It is easy to embark on a CFD training courses and would be provided by the company you work for.
  • The advancement in HVAC technology means that more detail is required so the CFD meets the needs better than any other theoretical or experimental methods.

London TFE offers an introduction to CFD course which will provide you with the CFD training to ensure that you are up to date with the development of computer capabilities. CFD is accessible to everyone which makes the knowledge necessary.  Do you need CFD training? Contact us for more information on our CFD course.

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