Computational fluid dynamics
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a discipline which, through computer simulation programs, resolves complex issues relating to the flow of liquids and the surfaces with which those flows interact.
Over recent years there has been a rapid growth in the use of CFD and it’s become the default modelling tool for applications ranging from aviation to medicine. With so many consultants offering the service here are a few reasons why we think a potential client should turn to KGAL:
- We have a critical awareness of the governing equations of fluid mechanics, and their mathematical properties, in various formulations for compressible and incompressible flows.
- We understand the different CFD methods as used in practice and in R&D.
- Just as we understand the benefits of CFD, and despite the massive and ongoing progress in CFD development, we also understand the limitations. Our experience of fluvial behaviour ensures we’re never blinded by the science.
- Our experts have applied their CFD skills in numerous projects; they have real world experience of applications in numerous projects where the outputs have been of specific benefit to the clients’ system designs.
Our 2D and 3D CFD analysis can apply to an almost limitless range of scenarios; from specific new research to validating existing numerical or physical model results; from determining the velocity distribution of spillway water to the disbursement of sediment.The images are representative although they come from a real project: the Xayaburi dam currenlty being built on the Lower Mekong in Lao.