When performing conjugate heat transfer simulations with CFD software, it is important to understand upfront, what kind of convection the application may be subjected to. The convection type may influence the creation of the fluid domain, selection of boundary conditions and solver settings to optimize accuracy and minimize run time.
Topics: Autodesk Simulation CFD
A major Detroit Automotive OEM came to us with a dilemma. They discussed wanting to increase the efficiency of their current processes by adding temperature-sensitive machinery to their existing transmission facility. However, the main concern was that the machinery would need to reside in an area where tempered air met un-tempered air. The fluctuations in the surrounding temperature would correspond with unacceptable deviations in the product, diminishing quality and potentially leading to structural failure of the finished product.
I have been catching up on episodes of The Last Alaskans and unlike other reality shows, the only drama in this one is man’s struggle to survive in a very hostile environment. I was impressed with how they stay in small cabins during the winter (the camera crew stays in tents) when the temperatures get down to -30F and even lower.
No, I am not referring to the invasive species of snake that is currently wreaking havoc in the Everglades of southern Florida. Rather, the focus of this post is the popular scripting language known as Python.
It’s not always easy to maximize the effectiveness of design simulation, without access to the right resources when you tackle complex projects, especially with tight deadlines. However, when using simulation software appropriately, the benefits include:
We at Hagerman know unplanned downtime can be a major issue in manufacturing plant operations, and simulation software plays a significant role in reducing its negative effects. Before we get into how, though, we want to take a close look at what some firms are facing with downtime.
FEA can be done at any point of the design process and reduces the amount of experimental tests required, saving time and reducing cost.
Safelumin has developed an LED emergency light that is packaged in the form of a regular shaped light bulb. The Safelumin bulb is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is rated to provide up to 3 hours of emergency light during a power outage. Safelumin’s patented power sensing technology is smart and knows the difference between purposely turning off the light switch and suffering a power failure.
The ability to run simulations for projects allows designers and engineers to verify assumptions, validate approaches, and identify the most cost-effective – and optimized - solutions before finalizing a design and sending it to production.
The Hagerman Simulation team is dedicated to helping our customers save money on their energy usage in different kinds of facilities by performing airflow studies. In this article, I’m going to provide examples of projects we have completed and address a common question we receive from Facility Managers.