Computer based flow modelling research, developed at the Schools of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, is enabling companies in the commercial and public sectors to improve their products. This has resulted in improved products for a range of companies in the commercial and public sectors.
Based on theoretical methods of how fluids and gases will flow through a range of systems, the University team has created new ways for companies to access flow modelling data and build it into their design processes.
Professor Harvey Thompson, from the School of Mechanical Engineering, says: “Generally, industry doesn’t want to wait for days or weeks to do practical flow simulations – but they need the data from the simulations so that they can design their parts. Our work helps them access that quickly and easily.”