Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is essentially a wind tunnel test performed on a computer. After defining the object with a Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawing, the initial conditions are established to begin the process. These conditions include speed, density of the fluid and the angle of the object relative to the flow field direction. Computers solve equations of fluid motion by iterating thousands of times until a solution is reached. This solution results in forces and moments which define the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle or object being tested.

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Aerodynamic Streamlines on wing endplate

Bennett Analytics is capable of solving two- or three-dimensional flow fields for either simple or complex objects.

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Aerodynamic Streamlines through Vex Wind Turbine

Additionally, we have the ability to solve subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flow fields. We can develop or refine anything that moves through air or water.

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Aerodynamic Streamlines over Hypersonic Projectile

Typical projects include race boat wing designs, hypersonic projectiles, and innovative wind turbine designs.


How can we help you design or improve your object or vehicle?