We have the flexibility to provide efficient fluid dynamics modelling solutions for all types and scale of equipment. This includes specialist strategies and software tools for Thermal Management, Wind Microclimate Assessment and other Building Physics.
Software and Consulting
Fluid flow issues occur in all sectors of engineering and can range from simple laminar pipe flow to complex multi-phase phenomena involving turbulence, rotating components, conjugate heat transfer and chemical reactions. We undertake a wide variety of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) consultancy and desktop study projects in most industries involving internal or external flows.
In addition to involvement in industrial mixing applications, our knowledge of modelling rotating equipment also extends to a range of turbomachinery applications, including centrifugal compressors and vertical/horizontal axis wind turbines.
Many software and consulting projects have featured valves, from regular pressure-flow characterisation and derivation of loss coefficients to detailed erosion predictions involving particle tracking and standard & modified wear models.
We have refined a technique for accurately modelling valve closure dynamics, combining CFD with spreadsheets and equations of motion. Another innovative approach has been developed to efficiently simulate the actuation torque performance of ball valves under mainly incompressible flows.
CFD is increasing being used to improve the environment in which we live, from improving pedestrian comfort and safety by mitigating adverse external wind flows induced by tall buildings and controlling pollution dispersion to optimising heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) for health and reduced energy consumption. We have significant project experience in these and other Built Environment applications.
We couple our fluid dynamics software with FEA capabilities for Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) analysis. Consulting applications have included wind loading, valve performance and turbine blade dynamics.
There is no substitute for experience. We have been helping companies through our simulation consulting services since 1980, when the technology was still emerging and immature.
Delivered by our large inhouse team of Chartered Engineers, Metallurgists and Physicists, we have undertaken in excess of 5,000 projects for start-ups, SMEs and multinational engineering companies.
Consulting Success Stories
Wind Microclimate Study on Pedestrian Safety & Comfort for Planning Application
Innovative Modelling of Ultraviolet Disinfection to Accelerate Development
More than Validation
We can offer you much more than a simple yes/no on whether your design, process or strategy is working well. Through our team of Chartered Engineers, we can generate insight, fresh ideas and potential solutions through experience, engineering knowledge, advanced analysis technologies and evolving optimisation methodologies.
This ranges from design guidance on machined & welded structures and support when developing products with 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing processes, through to specialist expertise on sealing & tribology and mentoring on design-for-reliability improvement programmes.
With an experienced and highly qualified technical team, we can undertake projects on your behalf while maintaining close contact with your in-house operations regarding progress and technical issues. Our flexible project options enable you to control your budgets and avoid the risk of overspend while assured of a timely, reliable and quality solution.
Flexibility is key to our services.
We run projects as short a half a day for a straightforward verification exercise to multi-year contracts to support and optimise new product development.
Close communication ensures we deliver to your requirements.
You are allocated an account manager who works alongside our consulting staff to ensure both your commercial and technical objectives are met.
The scope of any project is clearly agreed and defined upfront and we ensure that you are kept informed of progress. This includes any discoveries, issues or concerns that arise from intermediate results that may influence the direction and duration of the project.
Project meetings are important and encouraged, particularly for complex assignments or design optimisation services. These can take place either at our headquarters or your offices. In addition, to minimise your project costs and delivery times while adhering to our Environmental Management policy, we promote web conferencing as much as possible.
Clear and meaningful presentation of results is an essential way for us to add value. Various levels of reporting are available to suit your requirements
- Extensive – often required for regulatory authorities
- Standard – Full report, but without the detail of the Extensive report
- Summary – Limited to basic facts and important conclusions, often presented in a slide format
If you would like to continue the project in-house, we can also deliver the results databases from any analysis tools used to enable you to recreate the analysis and further investigate the results. This can include the provision of appropriate software licenses.
After agreeing a scope of work and timescales, we can structure the pricing of your project in many ways
- Fixed Price, against fixed quotation.
- Reimbursable, against target price.
- Call-off contracts
How Can We Help?
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From an initial phone call we can often give you an idea of price and time scales.
With subsequent details, we can then send you some solution ideas, scopes of work and a formal quotation.