Two-Phase Flow

The Most Comprehensive Two-Phase Thermohydraulic Analyzer Available

CRTech's fluid modeling module was designed right from the start to handle the peculiarities of two-phase flows along with the complexities of transitioning between single-phase and two-phase. In fact, its development was initiated specifically to avoid the shortcomings of single-phase analyzers that had been retrofitted to adapt to two-phase problems.

Combined with the heat transfer capabilities that CRTech's software provides and the CAD-based interface of FloCAD® (a module of Thermal Desktop®), and the unique capabilities such as parametric analyses, optimization, calibration, and statistical design, CRTech's two-phase flow software is truly in a class by itself.

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Two-Phase Flow CapabilitiesDepliction of Flow Regime Mapping and Slip Flow

  • Complete thermodynamics: phases appear and disappear as conditions warrant
  • Two-phase heat transfer correlations built-in or user-defined
  • Built-in options to support pool boiling
  • Two-phase pressure drop correlations built-in or user-defined
  • Automatic flow regime mapping
  • From quasi-steady homogeneous equilibrium to fully transient two-fluid modeling
  • Optional slip flow modeling (separate phasic momentum equations)
  • Optional nonequilibrium transients
    • Complete separation of phases
    • Separate phasic energy and mass equations
  • Metastable throat states in orifices and cavitating venturis
  • Flat-front modeling methods (minimal mixing of phases) for purging, priming
  • Capillary modeling tools for static or vaporizing wicks
  • Tracking of liquid surfaces in complex tanks and vessels

Two-Phase Mixture Capabilities

  • Mixtures of up to 26 liquids and/or gases
  • Optional condensible/volatile component in mixture, including effects such as diffusion-limited condensation
  • Optional dissolution of any number of gaseous solutes into any number of liquid solvents, including homogeneous nucleation modelsCondensing in the Presence of Noncondensible Gas

Sample Industries

  • Automotive (climate control, transmissions, fuel/air)
  • Electronics (liquid cooling including immersion cooling, condensation on surfaces)
  • Aerospace (thermal management, cryogenics, ECLSS)
  • Aircraft (air conditioning, fuel/air including flow within multiple fuel tank bays)
  • Energy Systems (BWR, Rankine cycle power plants)
  • Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical (gas transport, steam injection, two-phase processes)
  • Fire Safety (liquid retardant delivery)

Sample Applications

  • Condenser, evaporator, and boiler sizing and simulation
  • Vapor compression and Rankine cycle analyses, including dynamic responses
  • Throttling processes, including Joule-Thomson cooling with two-phase outlets
  • Loop heat pipe (LHP) and capillary pumped loop (CPL) design and simulation
  • Two-phase thermosyphon simulation, whether loops or counterflow
  • Integrated analysis of cryogenic systems and dewars, thermodynamic vents and vapor-cooled shields, anti-geyser lines, pressurant systems, thermally stratified tanks, and turbomachinery cool-down
  • Gas storage and distribution systems including the effects of condensation
  • Fuel/air systems, including partially filled complex vessels
  • Waterhammer and other fast transient effects including flashing, column separation, chugging and other oscillations in two-phase lines
  • Pressurized fire retardant delivery systems
  • Condensing air heat exchangers and wet air psychrometrics, including condensation on electronics
  • Fuel cells and support equipment

FloCAD online training

Class times: May 2 & 4 from 10am to 2pm MT

Cost: $425

This online class will provide an introduction to fluid modeling components within FloCAD. The class will be held over a 2-day period, with daily sessions running approximately 4 hours each. The class uses a mixture of lecture, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials to allow attendees to practice building fluid system models and interpreting results. The presentations will comprise 2 - 3 hours of each session, and the instructor will be available during the remainder of the time for questions during tutorials. Attendees must have basic working knowledge of SINDA and Thermal Desktop as these topics will not be covered but their usage is required for FloCAD.

Register here

Thermal Desktop, RadCAD, and TD Direct in-class training

Date: April 25-28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily
Location: Lakewood, CO

CRTech will be hosting introductory training for Thermal Desktop, RadCAD and TD Direct. Lecture and hands-on tutorials introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage and allow practice building models and interpreting results. The class will also introduce students to SpaceClaim direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct.

Daily Schedule

Day 1 and 2: Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 3: Introduction to RadCAD
Day 4: Introduction to TD Direct
 

To learn more about this class and to register, visit our Training Page.

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Using Sinaps? It is not too soon to get started with TD/FloCAD!

This webinar describes the process for converting from Sinaps to Thermal Desktop (TD) and FloCAD. This process includes using an exporter which works with Version 6.0 of the CRTech tool suite (expected to be released in May of 2017).

Come learn about the basics of TD/FloCAD, including many compelling features not available in Sinaps. The webinar will also cover how to manage the transition period, during which you may be using both programs simultaneously. This is also a chance to ask questions. 

If you missed this webinar, please contact us for the presentation material and recording.