Flownex SE- System Level Analysis where Fluid is the Driving Factor

Turn CFD analysis days into hours with Flownex SE vs spreadsheets for system design

This video shows how Flownex SE compares to a spreadsheet for design of a piping system and boiler. Using a spreadsheet, it took 2.5 days and had errors. With FlowNex SE doing the calculations, it was done accurately in less than 4 hours.



Flownex Simulation Environment enables engineers to study how systems will behave in the real world, where fluid is the driving factor. Flownex system simulation relays the overall effect of changing specific properties on components, enabling clients to examine in depth all possible variations of a system in the design and optimization of systems.

Fluid flow and heat transfer dependent systems have been revolutionized in the past decades by reducing costly physical testing and accelerating time to market. Unfortunately for many companies, simulation has mainly focused on components and requires significant time in pre and post processing. Flownex SE offers a fast, reliable and accurate total system and subsystem approach to simulation.



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Flownex® Simulation Environment enables you to study how systems will behave in the real world, where fluid is the driving factor. Flownex® system simulation relays the overall effect of changing specific properties on components, allowing clients to examine extensively all possible variations in the design and optimization of systems. Flownex® is developed in an ISO 9001:2008 and NQA1 quality assurance system environment.

Flownex® is the only software of its kind to hold a nuclear accreditation, a testament to the quality, reliability and accuracy of our simulation software.

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Typical Uses

ANALYSIS: Simulation. Performance assessment. Modification assessment. Fault root cause assessment

DESIGN; System sizing. Component sizing. Determining operating ranges. Flow, temperature, pressure, power consumption, etc. Testing of control philosophy

TRAINING: System behavior examination. Performing basic flow and heat transfer calculations. Thermohydraulic principles and properties referencing

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Advantages

Simulates sub-systems from simple to complete systems, including ventilation and reticulation networks, detail internal turbomachinery flows up to boilers and complete power generation cycles like Rankine and Brayton cycles

Simulates integrated flow, heat transfer, mechanical and control systems gives you a complete system response. This includes liquid, gas, two-phase, mixtures, heat transfer, mechanical and control systems. Ensures robust controllable systems

Rapidly runs 1000’s of simulations ? allowing for multiple scenario tests, operating modes and eliminates uncertainty around environmental conditions and manufacturing tolerances

Users require only typical engineering design parameters to use the empirical and semi-empirical models in Flownex®, allowing for crucial design decisions in complex simulations to be made easily without a fluid systems specialist

Integrated simulations with Excel, ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical, Engineering Equation Solver, Matlab Simulink, Labview, MathCad and an OPC link for commercial hardware control systems. Easily integrate existing proprietary correlations, software and data

Fast configuration with all-inclusive fluid thermal systems and plant components

The Flownex Simulation Environment delivers 1-D system simulation technology that enables engineers in Australia and New Zealand to study how thermal-fluid network systems will behave in the real world, whenever fluid dynamics is the driving factor. Flownex system simulation provides the ability to quantify the overall effects of changing specific component properties (in isolation or in combination), allowing engineers and system designers to examine all possible variations of a system during the system design process.

Within Flownex, you are able to lay out components and connect them together to create your system – much like you would in a schematic diagram. Flownex provides a comprehensive library of pre-configured components you can use, or you can create your own and re-use via a customised library of frequently used components. You then define the characteristics of your components and deciding what type of simulation you would like to do: Flownex simulates both Steady-State and Transient effects, for either Compressible or Incompressible flows. Heat Transfer for thermal-fluid systems can also be simulated.