The newest version of Flowmaster 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is for fast and accurate thermo-fluid systems design. This software features several key and enhanced functions including an improved multi-arm tank component, and integration with complementary 1D pipe stress products, such as CAESAR II and CAEPIPE for pipe fluid-force predictions.
The physical modeling capabilities in version 7.9.4 include:
- Multi-Arm tank component. Users choose between two distinct heat transfer models: poly-tropic and full heat transfer. This is a feature of particular applicability to the aerospace market.
- Enhanced Experiments. Users can easily modify key system parameters and observe the impact immediately and from one place in the software. A persistent “run” dialog provides direct access to start simulations.
- Bookmarks. This feature enables automatic updates of charts upon completion of a design iteration allowing users to compare the effects of a given modification. Multiple bookmark plots can be used concurrently to create a detailed understanding of the system across multiple iterations.
In addition, the Flowmaster product offers integration with leading pipe stress computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. The hydro-dynamic force generated by a fluid transient event can be calculated, and the resulting force-history can be exported to both SST CAEPIPE and Intergraph CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis, which suits process, utility and energy markets. These seamless interfaces in the Flowmaster product facilitate geometry and data transfer between these two leading CAE tools. Users will attain complete system performance results under transient conditions early in the design process by using this feature.