AEA Technology has released the first Windows NT version of its CFX-4 software that will allow engineers to simulate fluid flows on high-end Intel-based PCs
N/Aompany%> has released the first Windows NT version of its CFX-4 software that will allow engineers to simulate fluid flows on high-end Intel-based PCs. The version also introduces features that deliver greater benefits to the process industry. CFX-4 provides high-quality computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that allows engineers to optimize processes and equipment on computers at the design stage.
Until now, engineers have had to use large UNIX-based computers and workstations when using CFX software because PCs were not powerful enough to run the programs efficiently. The software, coupled with the power of Windows NT and recent advances in PC hardware, will allow the user to simulate the fluid flows in industrial processes. CFX-4 for Windows NT is compatible with the leading CAD packages, making it suited for simulating a diverse range of fluid flow problems.
CFX-4 for UNIX and NT has models for combustion and multi-phase phenomena in bubbly flows, boiling processes, and fluidized beds. The multi-phase model for bubbly flows allows greater understanding of effects such as virtual mass, wall and lift forces, turbulent dispersion, and bubble-induced turbulence. This model is suited for simulating flow in multiphase mixing vessels or gas-lift reactors.
The boiling capability is based on the model developed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York) and enables the calculation of many types of boiling problem, from steam generation in power plants to cryogenics and refrigeration applications.
The combustion and chemical reaction capabilities of CFX-4 have been extended to provide greater flexibility. Features include a multi-fuel combustion model for the combination of two different gaseous fuels or co-firing of solid or liquid and gaseous fuels and an efficient, new-coupled solver for chemical reactions.
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