Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), a flow simulation technology, allows the study of highly complex components according to their flow-mechanical properties. On one hand, costly, experimental analyses are saved; on the other hand, individual turbulences are better understood and presented than was previously possible, based on measurements.
Included is the thermal flow simulation, which is practically three-dimensional heat conduction, heat transfer and heat distribution in components. Thermally induced stresses are a common cause of failure during operation. The data determined in the CFD can be used to draw conclusions about the service life of the component.
Through a variety of different manufacturing concepts, it is possible to find the best technical solution cost-effectively. Especially small spaces often lead to an unfavorable flow. For example, the help of a guide plate or perforated plate can influence the course of the exhaust gas and to achieve the best possible result.