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Fluid Dynamics

As well as liquid metal flow simulated using casting software, fluid dynamics plays an important role in determining how air/water flows around components during heating and cooling/quenching operations. Simulation of water flow around complex components during quenching identifies dead zones/hot spots and allows for the optimisation of the position and form of agitation equipment. This is essential so that uniformity can be achieved across the whole component.   

Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 can offer:

  • Fluid dynamic modelling of air/water systems to determine their effectiveness
  • Design of improved systems to ensure uniformity of flow