fluid dynamics

Heuristic optimization of a continuous flow point-of-use UV-LED disinfection reactor using computational fluid dynamics

A numerical optimization routine using modeFRONTIER and COMSOL Multiphysics was coupled with Computational Fluid Dynamics to determine the most efficient UV-LED disinfecting reactor under specified design constraints.

Design, Analysis and Multi-Objective Constrained Optimization of Multi-Winglets

In this project a prototype Boeing 7E7 wing is optimized with various winglet configurations and with slight cost effective modifications to the existing design. With the optimized winglet configurations, greater efficiency such as increased range, a reduction of fuel consumption, and safer and steadier flying conditions will be realized, benefiting both consumer and environment.

ESTECO Academy provides research toolkit for design optimization to Purdue University’s MAHA Lab

Students and Researchers at Purdue University's MAHA Lab stand to benefit from leveraging ESTECO’s design optimization and multi domain integration solutions in their laboratory environments

By providing its newly launched ESTECO Academy Membership, including the company flagship product, modeFRONTIER and access to the online learning portal and onsite training, ESTECO aims at offering innovative product development education with sophisticated software and comprehensive training environment. 

Cavitation prediction in a Kaplan turbine using standard and optimized model parameters

The study focuses on the accurate prediction and optimization of the performance of the Kaplan turbine. Time dependent simulation results in accurate efficiency level prediction. The entire calibration process of the empirical constants for three mass transfer models was driven by the modeFRONTIER 4.2 optimization system.

Petrobras Designs the P-55 platform using modeFRONTIER

In 2014 Petrobras, a state-owned publicly traded Brazilian multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, launched their P-55 offshore platform, which was initially sized using modeFRONTIER. In order to tackle the complex problem of multiple variables, constraints and objectives, as well as a desire for a rational approach to the design process, Petrobras turned to modeFRONTIER to help them with the optimization study.

Optimization of a Turbo Charger Compressor at BorgWarner using AxCent and modeFRONTIER

This work presents a numerically optimized design approach to turbo charger radial compressor development for commercial diesel applications. The design optimization includes both aerodynamic and structural components, combined via a “loosely coupled” iterative procedure. The primary goal of the design is to maximize total to static efficiency at various operating conditions, while also preserving or expanding the overall operating range of the compressor, and doing so with a structurally sound geometry.

Diesel fuel efficiency takes shape with optimization

In the debate on how best to tackle the impact of vehicles on environment, the improvement of diesel engine efficiency has emerged as a transitory but effective solution, especially for heavy-duty vehicles and passenger cars. Researchers at the ISUZU Advanced Engineering Center (IAEC) have analyzed how to enhance fuel efficiency by modifying the shape of the diesel engine combustion chamber.​

Hydrodynamic Design of a Fast Semi-SWATH Passenger Ship for Littoral Applications: an Automatic Parametric Optimization Approach

Semi-SWATH hull forms are a type of hybrid in that they combine the shape of a SWATH in the entrance body with a high-speed catamaran in the run body. The goal of this study is to shed light on the resistance and seakeeping properties of this type of unconventional hull form and to show which shape may be a more beneficial design.

Multi-Disciplinary Multi-Objective Optimization of Solid Fins for Sounding Rocket

modeFRONTIER was employed to carry out the optimization of a fin on a sounding rocket. A sounding rocket, also referred to as a research rocket, is used to perform scientific experiments during its sub-orbital flight. Designing the fin results in a multi-disciplinary problem involving three main topics: aerodynamics, trajectory and structures with multiple conflicting objectives such as maximizing peak altitude, maximizing factor of safety and minimizing fin deformations.

Webinar | Aeroacoustic Optimization with PowerFLOW and modeFRONTIER at JLR

ESTECO and Exa Corporation experts speak about the improvement of a side mirror aeroacoustic performance through PowerFLOW CFD simulation and modeFRONTIER optimization analysis.