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Consumer good

Every manufacture product share the same goals: being on the top of the line and having a price the customers are willing to pay. And manufacturers wants to deliver them to market as soon as possible.

 

Products built to succeed in the sales cycle are those that focus on low-cost solutions, that assure long duration and energy efficiency. Their product development cycle needs to be shortened more than ever: designers must take into account latest customer demands and design innovations, keeping manufacturing costs low and price competitive. They have to ensure that the product will function as promised, for as long as promised, and to anticipate competitors.

 

Product developers can exploit CAE simulation software to evaluate alternative solutions, to rule out bad configurations, identify the best design and troubleshoot problems in the early stages of development. Fields of applications span from house furniture to electric appliances, from beauty products to food and beverage preparation.

Flow through pipes and fluids transport is very common in modern industry world. In order to regulate such systems, valves and pumps are always used. Controlling this type of tools is fundamental when designing and calculating new systems, in order to match customer needs and comfort requirements.

Nowadays research on enhancing energy efficiency is not only promoted as a matter of competition among companies but also as an improvement from an environmental point of view. Together with this objective, reaching efficiency targets in the shortest possible time and with the lowest expenditure is crucial in order to avoid to arrive behind competitors. The most modern systems for numerical simulations, and in particular CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), are designed to achieve this goal. Precisely with CFD simulations it is possible to estimate the aerodynamics, and in general fluid dynamics, performances of products of any kind already during the conceptual  design.

During last decade, studies related to utilization of renewable energies as wind and water have been growing in importance and have been appearing all around the world.

Different types of machines are typically used in this field, from solar collectors to wind turbines (HAWT and VAWT). Fluid Dynamics studies are often carried out since they allow to:

 

  • Evaluate machine performances and power production
  • Study and compute wind effects on wind turbine blade surface
  • Identify optimal shape of blades (chord length, twist..) in order to optimize performances
  • Analyse causes of performance loss such as tip effects on blade and formation of vortex

Heat is a fundamental parameter when dealing with design. There is great number of applications interested in heat transfer, to mention a few:

 

  • Heat flux applied to structures to avoid fusion
  • Room temperature control
  • Convective heat transfers between two fluids without phase switch
  • Thermal shock due to turbulent fluctuations in structures