When people think of CFD they typical associate it with the flow of air or water. It is also a valuable tool to analyse the behaviour of any fluid. Iron and plastics (and many other manufacturing materials) are fluids before they solidify. Using CFD software, such as PHOENICS, to improve casting, mixing or extrusion processes can greatly improve existing techniques.
PHOENICS' Lagrangian tracking module GENTRA is ideally suited to track fouling and deposition as well as mixing of particulates within a slug flow.Case Studies