Fluid Mixtures

This class describes, by presentation and example, the types of fluid mixtures it is possible to use as working fluids in SINDA/FLUINT and the underlying mathematical approach, as well as current limitations and work-arounds for advanced mixtures. Advanced topics will be briefly noted (immiscibility, gas dissolution and evolution, combustion), but the focus will be on presenting the basic building blocks available.

Prerequisites:  Intermediate FLUINT experience.
Class Duration:  45 minutes

Given heat loads and material properties, what is the temperature of a plate? That's how our tools work by default. But you can reverse the question too: What heat load is needed to heat the plate one hundred degrees in ten minutes? That "goal seeking" problem is one example of optimization. Another more complex example might be: What set of orifice sizes should I use at the exits of my heat exchangers to achieve even flows without any one component overheating? 

Optimization, combined with Thermal Desktop Measures (thermocouple models), can also be used to automate the adjustment of uncertainties to better match available test data or CFD predictions.

Some uncertainties just can't be adjusted away. Or maybe you don't yet have test data and need to understand how tolerances and environmental variations affect your design.

All of the above tasks are part of our Advanced Design Modules. Come learn about them in a series of upcoming webinars:

All three webinars are at 1pm PT, 4pm ET.