TransAT Suite products have been used to solve fluid flow & heat transfer problems in various industry segments, in particular in the oil & gas and energy & processes sectors (conventional or renewable). The most recent ones, just closed or ongoing, are listed below, without details.
By Industry Segment
Oil and Gas
Preferential transport of particles and induced erosion in a piping split: The T-split junction is unknown to be associated with ‘preferential flow’ phenomenon. whereby a the motion of the fluids takes a preferential path in such a conduit. Here the project supplier is interested in the same phenomenon, but including solid particles with various sizes (50 to 200 microns), and accounting for the erosion induced by this preferential motion of the dispersed phase.
Retention of fission products and iodine using Filtered Containment Venting Systems (FCVS): Filtered Containment Venting Systems (FCVS) were installed in the 90’s worldwide to allow depressurization of the containment in case of a severe accident before failure due to excessive pressure build-up. The performance of FCVSs came again to the forefront after the Fukushima accident and a precise estimation of their retention capability (in particular of iodine retention) is of great importance. The project aims at performing multi-physics, multi-scale, multiphase-flow computations to provide insights about the operation and decontamination performance of FCVS scrubbers, that could be used to build models to support system design and optimization.
Chemical reactor with free surface using the rigid body motion module: TransAT Suite workflow helps understand the interaction between the non-linear processes involved in chemical reactors, controlling flow and residence time in the vessels. This step is critical in defining the appropriate up-scaled reactor models. The perceivable practical outcome of conducting such simulations includes process optimization, evaluation of different operating parameters, and define the optimal dimensions of the reactor for plant scaling. Thanks to the rigid body motion module in TransAT, the vessel blades are now moving within a Cartesian grid.
New design of Catamaran (The Scheurer-Caviezel Sail Team Switzerland). The Scheurer-Caviezel Catamaran-Sails Team (Switzerland) has recently developed the G7, which was the step the Swiss yard took towards the new foiling mode in the A-Class. Daniel Caviezel, TransAT’s main developer, conducted a deep CMFD study to investigate the ventilation issues found in the rudder blade (the short one from Exploder); the results turned out to be spectacular. Expand