Applications

Filling the gap with NUMECA

Searching an innovative and efficient CFD software for your applications?

The NUMECA CFD software offers, in addition to fast and reliable meshing of complex geometries, a broad field of efficient and accurate design, simulation and optimization solutions. The focus of our software development is always on an integrated and customer oriented CFD system. Our products are used in a wide range of applications and can be - without further ado - tailored to your needs. And if you are still missing the desired analysis method for your specific application, please contact us. Together, we will find the proper solution for your challenges.

Aerospace

Aerospace – Off to the skies!

Fan | axial compressor | axial turbine | combustion chamber | pump | cabin air conditioning | wing fuel tanks

Description

CFD and CAA simulations are a central component in the design and development of any aircraft, ranging from wing and exterior flows, engine simulations including combustion and cabin air conditioning. Besides pure evaluation for a given design, NUMECA software also allows to optimize all important components, driven by your objectives. And using FINE™/Open with OpenLabs™ you can implement your own physical models and/or to modify the ones existing.

Applications

  • Aerodynamics (transonic, supersonic, hypersonic)
  • Premixed and non-premixed combustion simulations (Flamelet, Equilibrium, Flamelet Generated Manifold technique (FGM), Eddy-disperse model (EDM), Hybrid Flamelet / BML)
  • Wind speeds and turbulence
  • Noise due to vibration and flow noise
  • Heating, air circulation and air conditioning
  • Fluid-structure interactions between engine and wing
  • Consideration of geometrical and thermodynamic uncertainties (in design phases)
  • Transition modelling
  • Transient effects - frequency-based (NLH), classical time-step method
  • Engine part load behavior
  • Optimisation of components such as fan, compressor and turbine
  • Wake turbulence

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Turbo
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Acoustics
  • FINE™/Design3D

Automotive

Automotive – Take the ride with us

Turbocharger | aerodynamics | cross wind | aeroacoustics | climate control | exhaust system | temperature management | flow-induced noise generation

Description

Complex geometries, lots of components, tricky CAD – one meshing tool generator: HEXPRESS™/Hybrid. Our truly innovative HoleSearcher™ will close and prepare even the most difficult geometry, with a minimum of engineering effort:
Create high-quality grids for both the exterior and the interior of the vehicle, fluid or solid domains.

Based on these high-quality meshes, our solvers will provide fast and accurate solutions for the physics of interest. These can be the car aerodynamics, the turbocharger design, heat transfer or passenger comfort in terms of climatic and acoustic conditions.

Case Studies

  • Honda Automobile Explains How They Save CPU Time with HEXPRESS™/Hybrid
  • Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation of a FORD Turbocharger Compressor Design
  • Side Mirror Noise with Adaptive Spectral Reconstruction

Applications

  • Crosswind handling
  • Drag calculation
  • Thermal management in the engine compartment
  • Thermal management of electronic devices
  • Passenger comfort and interior climate control
  • Simulation of acoustic behavior and noise propagation
  • Turbochargers

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Acoustics
  • FINE™/Turbo
  • FINE™/Design3D

HVAC

HVAC – For a good climate

Fans | propellers | casings | ventilation shafts | heat exchangers | air circulation in buildings | heating

Description

HVAC – Heating, ventilation and air conditioning: A huge field of application, from small fans in electronic devices to climate control in buildings. NUMECA CFD and CAA software can cover the full range, in an intuitive and efficient way. FINE™/Turbo for instance generates highest quality structured meshes for all bladed components and solves with lightning speed. Very complex geometry can be handled by our unstructured tools, without spending much time in CAD preparation. And of course, you can combine the best of both worlds.

Applications

  • Aerodynamic and thermal behavior
  • Heat management
  • Optimisation of fans and their components in terms of efficiency, size and mechanical strength
  • Acoustic analysis and optimisation
  • Interior air conditioning

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Turbo
  • FINE™/Design3D
  • FINE™/Acoustics

Hydro Energy

Hydro Energy – The Power of water

Francis turbines | Kaplan turbines | Pelton turbines | pumps | pump turbines | Stay Vanes | Moody draft tube | Volutes | adjustable guide vanes

Description

NUMECA Software provides you with a variety of options to analyze and improve the energy conversion within your water-power plant. FINE™/Turbo and FINE™/Open are powerful CFD systems to capture complex flow phenomena and cavitation in hydraulic turbomachines. FINE™/Design3D lets you exploit the full potential of your design, while preventing cavitation, minimizing losses and keeping geometrical constraints. Besides the bladed components, volutes and draft tubes can also be considered. The analysis of Pelton turbines requires a consideration of free surfaces, which can be conducted with FINE™/Marine and our adaptive grid refinement technique.

Applications

  • Multi-stage machines (support and guide vanes, impeller)
  • Prediction of cavitation
  • Optimisation of both the flow paths and the blade geometry
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Transient phenomena

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Turbo
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Design3D
  • FINE™/Acoustics

Marine

Marine – Home on all Waters

Off-shore installations | docks | propellers | Pelton turbine | sailing yachts | superstructures | lifeboats | submarines | racing boats | water landing | amphibious vehicles | numerical towing tank | tank sloshing

Description

FINE™/Marine is a dedicated tool for the simulation of incompressible and isothermal multiphase flows. In addition to the hydrodynamics of all types of vessels, the investigation of off-shore- and port facilities is also possible. By accurately solving the (multi) body dynamics, highly unsteady effects such as seakeeping, impact and maneuver simulations, are modelled realistically. Complex, non-linear wave and breaking patterns and as well as vortex structures are detected easily with an adaptive grid refinement technique. FINE™/Marine will quickly get you on the right course.

Case Studies

  • Ultra-Fast and Fuel Efficient Aerodynamic Boat Design by A2V with FINE™/Marine
  • Validation of Wind Loads on a Slender Vessel Using CFD by DAMEN & NUMECA
  • Marintek Chooses FINE™/Marine for Planing Hull Resistance Curve Prediction
  • Numerical Simulations of the Cavitating and Non-Cavitating Flow around the Postdam Propeller Test Case

Applications

  • Resistance calculation
  • Seakeeping and maneuver simulation
  • Hull-propeller-appendages interactions
  • Impact and slosh simulations
  • Wave and wind loads
  • Tank sloshing
  • Passenger comfort (exhaust drifts on deck, interior air conditioning)

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Marine
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Design3D

Turbomachinery

Turbomachinery – Always the fastest!

Multi-stage axial machines | centrifugal compressors | diagonal compressors | turbomachines with internal cooling | combustion chamber simulation | engine noise | exhaust systems | axial, mixed, radial | compressible, incompressible | sub- to supersonic

Description

NUMECA offers a variety of meshing and simulation tools for the energy- and engine industry. Integrated into an intuitive process chain, our software is able to model complex flows and reactions in all types of turbomachines. In addition, various modifiable gas models and gas mixtures are available. FINE™/Open in conjunction with OpenLabs™ makes it even possible to implement and customize your own physical models.

Applications

  • Characteristic behavior of the machine directly in the development phase
  • Characteristic behavior of the machine directly in the development phase
  • Unsteady phenomena
  • Rotor-Stator interaction
  • Optimisation of turbomachines and its components
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Simulation of acoustic behavior and noise propagation
  • Combustion simulation and multiphase flows

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Turbo
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Design3D
  • FINE™/Acoustics

Wind Energy

Wind Energy – Hui

Wind turbines | vertical and horizontal | wind farms | open terrain | housings

Description

NUMECA software is the perfect tool to analyze and improve the extraction of wind energy. The field of application ranges from the simulation of small wind turbines to complete wind parks, including flow in and over open terrain.

A key point during design of wind turbines is the consideration of aeroelastic instabilities, also known as flutter. This phenomenon can lead to failure of rotor blades, unless the aerodynamic and mechanical forces are calculated accurately. An efficient approach to tackle this issue is an analysis of the fluid-structure interaction by means of the Non-Linear-Harmonic method.

Noise production by wind turbines is another key issue, which can be examined by FINE™/Acoustics. Furthermore, temperature fields in the generator or oil distributions in gearboxes are also a playground for NUMECA software.

Applications

  • Aerodynamics
  • Flutter
  • FSI (strong and weak coupling)
  • Noise (vibration and flow-induced noise)
  • Optimisation of components (rotor blades, nacelle, generator housing)
  • Wind farms: site optimization based on geographic conditions
  • Gearboxes

Products

  • AutoMesh™
  • FINE™/Open
  • FINE™/Acoustics
  • FINE™/Turbo
  • FINE™/Design3D
  • OMNIS™/LB