Critical naval valve designer, manufacturer & supplier Truflo Marine Limited have recently invested in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to further enhance their design capability; this tool will be used in conjunction with 3D CAD Technology.
CFD technology is one of the branches of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve and analyze problems that involve fluid flows. Computers are used to perform the millions of calculations required to simulate the interaction of liquids and gases with surfaces defined by boundary conditions. CFD will prove invaluable to Truflo Marine in assessing the behaviour of fluids when passing through their valves.
Rob Watson, Technical Director is confident that the system will assist in optimising Truflo’s Valves “CFD Software will allow us to provide additional design information to system specifiers which will in turn have a positive effect on the validation process; this process was also enhanced last year with the introduction of flow testing equipment to our site. In addition, further projects in conjunction with CF Design, the software’s supplier are currently being evaluated.”