The thermal solver can be used to simulate the cooling of
electronic components to keep them within safe operating
temperature ranges. The simulation can include
convection/diffusion, radiation and conjugated heat transfer,
coupled to the flow produced by fans. Fans are modeled either
as rotating parts or as surface boundary condition.
Robotized production systems
XFlow can simulate the flow around moving equipment such as
industrial machinery and production line robots in fabrication
plants. It is possible to prescribe the motion of each object and
so reproduce real operation conditions. The trajectories of dust
particles can be tracked with the disperse phase model.
XFlow can be used to simulate agitators and mixers for the
chemical industry or water treatment plants. It solves single and
two-phase flows for immiscible fluids including surface tension.
Stirrers can be modeled as rotating parts.
Highly viscous non-Newtonian fluids (e.g. toothpaste, melted
plastic, chemical blends) are common in many industrial
applications. The complex rheological properties of these fluids
can be introduced in XFlow by using the predefined viscosity
models available (Newtonian, Sutherland, Cross, Herschel-
Bulkley, Power Law, Carreau) or user-defined functions.
“The free surface approach in XFlow means nothing less than a
revolution in multiphase flow modelling of atomisation and
spray processes. I am convinced it will have a big impact on the
modelling of propulsion systems, fuel burners and a wide range
of different industrial spray processes.”
Dr. Hermann Maier, Managing Director of gridlab GmbH.