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1 1 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab “A Virtual Fluids Laboratory” CACHE / Fluent Presentation for AIChE Annual Meeting

2 2 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Presentation Outline Fluent’s interactions with universities CFD and undergraduate engineering education Overview of Fluent/FlowLab FlowLab templates University collaborations FlowLab availability

3 3 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Fluent University Program FLUENT, FIDAP, POLYFLOW at over 600 universities worldwide Fluent views universities as important strategic partners –Advanced R&D physics, computational methods & technology consortia, funded research –Expanded software capability industry funded technology transfer –Applied CFD leading edge applications, validations Students – CFD practitioners –Use of CFD in the curriculum

4 4 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 CFD & Undergraduate Education CFD is a critical technology for industry –Improve design –Cut costs –Understand equipment performance CFD in academia today –Student projects –Funded research Growing need to provide CFD exposure to undergraduate engineering students Difficult to deploy CFD tools in classroom

5 5 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Fluent/FlowLab: Deploy CFD in the Classroom Built on top of GAMBIT and FLUENT Based on pre-defined, parameterized fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems –Eliminates long learning curve –Validated exercises tied to traditional thermal/fluids curriculum –Customized or extended for individual instructor needs Targeted at undergraduate or MS level courses in engineering & science –Homework exercises –Augment existing lectures

6 6 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab 1.1:Sudden Expansion Exercise User Interface Summary

7 7 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab 1.1: Orifice Flow Exercise Geometry Creation – Axisymmetric Geometry Radius and Diameter Ratio specified by user

8 8 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab 1.1: Orifice Flow Exercise Boundary Conditions and Material Properties Inlet Velocity specifiedDensity and Viscosity specified

9 9 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Mesh Option Selection (course, medium, or fine) FlowLab 1.1: Orifice Flow Exercise Meshing

10 10 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab 1.1: Orifice Flow Exercise Solving Flow Problem User specifies # iterations and convergence criteria Residuals displayed while converging

11 11 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab 1.1: Orifice Flow Exercise Post-Processing Contour plots, vector diagrams, and particle tracking capabilities used to analyze flowfield

12 12 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab 1.1: Orifice Flow Exercise Reports Total pressure drop, discharge coefficient, and % pressure recovery are reported XY Plots are available, example shows radial profiles of axial velocity

13 13 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Time Dependent Analysis FlowLab showing contours of velocity for the cylinder exercise at Re=83 New Feature Introduced in October, 2003

14 14 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Particle Tracking New Feature Introduced in October, 2003 FlowLab showing streamline bands overlaid with particles colored by velocity magnitude introduced downstream of the orifice for the orifice exercise at Re=40,000

15 15 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Benefits of FlowLab Use visualization to reinforce fundamental fluid dynamics concepts Expand lab experience - easily and at low cost Stimulate interest in fluid mechanics Expose students to new job skills Fundamental fluids examples Exploration of CFD principles Real-world applications

16 16 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab Exercises Developed in collaboration with university professors –FlowLab template library –Free and web-accessible to FlowLab users Templates available include … –Developing Flow and Heat Transfer in a Pipe –Fully Developed Pipe Flow –Flow Around a Cylinder –Sudden Expansion in a Pipe –Lift/Drag on an Airfoil –Flow Over a Heated Plate –Heat Conduction –Flow Through an Orifice

17 17 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab Exercise: Coronary Artery TEMPLATE DEVELOPER Professor Cecile Legallais Universite de Technologie de Compiegne France

18 18 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab Exercise: Taylor-Couette Flow TEMPLATE DEVELOPER Dr. Yanhui Hu and Dr. Rodney Fox Iowa State University USA

19 19 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab Exercise: Center Gated Disk TEMPLATE DEVELOPER Dr. Steven Parks & Dr. Charles Petty Michigan State University USA

20 20 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 FlowLab Collaborators NSF Curriculum Development Project –University of Iowa, Iowa State, Cornell, Howard Course Companion Materials –John Cimbala, Penn State University Internet Course on Multiphase Transport Phenomena –Charles Petty & Steve Parks – Michigan State –Univ. of Tulsa, Univ. of Akron CACHE Corporation ASEE –2002 ASEE Summer School for Chemical Engineering Faculty Jennifer Sinclair & Kim Hayden – Purdue

21 21 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Snapshot of FlowLab Users U. S. Military Academy University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Illinois Institute of Technology Clarkson University University of Oklahoma Case Western Reserve University Colorado State University Wayne State University University of Kansas Rochester Institute of Technology University of Nevada West Virginia University University of Delaware University of Maryland Illinois Institute of Technology Virginia Military Institute Purdue University Howard University Brigham Young University Pomona College University of Connecticut Iowa State University Columbia University Cornell University University of Victoria University of Iowa Webb Institute University of Alberta Northern Illinois University University of Yucatan Huazhong University of Science and Technology Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey FEI-Fundacao Educacional Inaciana Pe. Sabolia De Mederios FH Trier Montanuniversität Leoben Georg-Simon-Ohm Fachhochschule Nürnberg Silesian Technical University Institut Superieur Meurice Ceria Technological Education Institute of Crete NED University of Engineering and Technology Politechnika Wroclawska Riydah College of Technology, Politechnika Wroclawska University of Patras Univeristy of Northumbria Universiteit Gent University of Glasgow CAE Risalpur Technical Institute of Crete Technical University of Szczecin Oxford Brookes University Dublin City University CPE Lyon UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE CPE Lyon Politecnico di Milano

22 22 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Platform Support Support for Windows Operating Systems –Windows XP, Windows 2000 Support for Redhat Linux and compatible operating systems –Redhat Linux versions 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0

23 23 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Obtaining FlowLab Department license –Allows a class direct access to the software –25 seats –$1,000 / year Individual license –Allows a professor to perform classroom demonstrations –1 seat –$200 / year Trial license –A six-month free evaluation will be provided upon request

24 24 AIChE Annual Meeting - November 2003 Questions Contact Information –Website: – Inquiry: –Phone: ext. 308 Let us know how we can help you !


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