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Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Analysis are specialised engineering disciplines often required in the design of Advanced Product Technology. Quadratec has a wide range of experience in this field, including space vehicle applications, wind tunnel equipment, turbomachinery, heat exchangers and PCB based electronics products such as audio & video equipment, IT equipment and communication devices. Analyses are carried out using classical techniques, bespoke software and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Typical areas of analysis are:

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis

Traditionally, Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis has been the preserve of organisations with specialist fluid dynamics departments, being used on large, high cost, high technology projects such as aerospace products, automotive, fluid machinery equipment, etc. Now, with the advent of 3D CAD and high end, PC based CFD software, this capability can be applied to a far broader range of products and research activities previously not considered. Using CFDesign from Blue Ridge Numerics, Quadratec is able to offer a very rapid, CFD analysis and design process. When coupled to our 3D SolidWorks CAD software and our 3D FEA software, this gives a comprehensive design optimisation capability. Our CFD software has the following main flow analysis capabilities:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis �?Wind Tunnel EquipmentLaminar & Turbulent Flow
  • Internal & External Flow
  • Incompressible and Compressible Flow
  • Transonic/Supersonic Flow
  • Steady State and Transient Analysis
  • Two Phase Flow

CFD Heat Transfer

Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis �?Wind Tunnel Equipment CFD PCB Bespoke Assembly MachineAs well as fluid flow analysis, CFDesign can also be used for complex 3D heat transfer analyses of flows, machines, heat exchangers, PCB electronic product cooling, etc. This is achieved by firstly solving the fluid flow and then analysing for heat transfer. This process is iterated until a converged solution is achieved. Typical types of analyses are:

  • Conduction
  • Natural and Forced Convection
  • Heat Transfer Coefficient calculation
  • Radiation & View Factor calculation
  • Heat Generation & Emissivity
  • Solid State Heat Flux

Fluid Flow Analysis Model support system flow analysis