Computational Fluid Dynamics

Simulation Services

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) SERVICE

CFD simulations are an indispensable tool for the design of plants, processes and development of new technologies. Due to the enormous increase in computer power, the continuous development of algorithms, and the in-depth knowledge of metallurgical processes, high-temperature phenomena can now be simulated very accurately.

Introduction

The following examples demonstrate the high potential of CFD for analyzing and optimizing metallurgical processes. Different types of fluid flows can be analyzed, such as

  • Transient, turbulent, compressible/incompressible flows.
  • Non-isothermal flows, considering heat conduction, convection, radiation, and chemical reactions.
  • Multi-phase flows with phase boundaries (e.g. between melt, slag, gas), phase transformations (melting, solidification, evaporation) and particle/bubble loading.
  • Melt flows affected by electromagnetic fields.

SMS group has about 20 years of experience in CFD and offers:

  • CFD as a service for internal and external customers.
  • Fluid- and thermodynamic analyses and optimization of plant components for the steel and non-ferrous metal industry.
  • Latest numerical methods, state-of-the-art CFD tools, high computing power, and quick project handling.
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Methods

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Hardware

  • HPC cluster (in-house computing)
  • 384 Cores
  • 2 TB RAM
  • 20 TB HDD
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Software

  • ANSYS, OpenFOAM
  • State-of-the art software
  • Validated numerical models
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Visualization

  • Visualization using our Virtual Reality (VR) environment (VR room, VR glasses)
  • Post-processing (Ensight, Paraview etc. )

Examples

Contact

SMSgroup Schuster, Ingo

Ingo Schuster

Metallurgical Plant & Process Consulting GmbH
Managing Director
Ivo-Beucker-Straße 43
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone : +49 211 881 4496

SMSgroup Odenthal,Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Odenthal

SMS group GmbH
Head of Flow Simulation, Structural Analyses and Materials Technology
Eduard-Schloemann-Straße 4
40237 Düsseldorf
Germany

Phone : +49 211 881 4143