CFD simulations (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
Dr.techn. Olav Olsen has recently established in-house competency for performing CFD simulations (Computational Fluid Dynamics). With a team of engineers holding multiple doctoral and master's degrees in marine engineering, numerical methods and fluid dynamics among them, we now provide detailed numerical calculations in 2D and 3D for simulations of wave, liquid and gas transport through the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations. This enables us to predict loads, flow patterns, and thermal effects that are closer to real life scenarios and have a higher degree of accuracy than using traditional methods. In this way, CFD will be able to expand the possibilities where technical standards and regulations may be limiting.
Long experience within buildings and marine applications enables Dr.techn. Olav Olsen to incorporate CFD as a natural part of a larger project, and thereby safeguards both the load and response part of the design. Today, we use CFD for all of our business areas, examples mentioned below:
• Hydrodynamic loads and marine operations within Renewable energy / Offshore oil and gas / Port and industry
• Wind loads, wind comfort and ventilation within Buildings / Infrastructure
• Numerical modeling of flood channel capacity within Dams and waterways.
As the main tool, the industry-leading CFD software ANSYS Fluent is used, combined with commercial cloud solutions to meet the requirement for increased computing capacity.
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