punts-blaus-CFDF-Consulting   Many are the projects developed by our company. Below is a selection to show their diversity and relevance.


Efficient FAN (EFFAN)

Participants: CleanSky, UPC, Baltogar S.A.U, TF.

Summary:  In all-electrical aircrafts, the corresponding electrical ram air fan should be optimized in order to improve its current design in two aspects: a)generate pressure drop at low flows without surge issues; b)cooling of the fan electrical motor at high inlet air temperatures. Considering these objectives, a new fan concept will be selected from available bibliographic and consortium expertise, and designed using the consortium skills in deep fundamental fluid mechanics and heat transfer knowledge (Technical University of Catalonia - UPC), advanced CFD tools and aerodynamic know-how (TF) and engineering capacities of a fan manufacturer (BALTOGAR). The proposed design related to surge problem will be implemented in a prototype and tested accordingly. In a similar manner, a solution for electrical motor cooling will be found. The final solution must also consider its impact on the whole ECS pack, in order to maintain its global performance objectives.

Innovation project for Airtècnic’s new generation air curtains

Participants: Airtècnics. Motors i Ventiladors S.L., UPC, TF.

Summary: The main objectives of the project where the optimization of the air curtain discharge plenum. Focusing on a better orientation of the curtain jet and a decrease of the turbulence level of the flow.  Hence, obtaining  a better energy efficiency product. Furthermore, multijet  air curtain where also optimized. In order to deliver an optimal design of the air curtains, extensive LES simulation of Airtècnic's prototypes using TermoFluids technology  and the UPC HPC facilities have been curried out. Moreover, experimental validation of the numerical results  have been also successfully achieved.

ConSOLI+DA Consorcio Solar de Investigación y Desarrollo

Participants: Abengoa, UPC, TF, etc.

Summary: The mains objectives of ConSOLI+DA where, to improve the high temperature solar Spaniard technology. TF role was to develop innovative tools in order to simulate central tower receivers using HPC facilities. Thus, as a result of the project TF owns highly advanced software capable of predicting the behavior of the turbulence and fluid dynamics characteristics of CSP receivers by the means of LES modeling and the use of HPC facilities.

Development of a Convergent Design tool to improve simultaneously hydrothermal and aero-thermal simulation of building (DECODE)

Participants: UPC, CEA, University Stuttgart, TF, etc.

Summary: The mains objectives of DECODE where, to improve the modelling capabilities of complex wall based on multi material and material with changing properties (function of radiation, or temperature), etc. To test and compare material facade for refurbishment of any kind of building either previously made of wood, bricks or concrete. And finally, define a design methodology applied to multi material building (new or retrofit) and prepare potential standard.

Modular domestic refrigeration systems with high efficiency (KERS)

Participants: Fagor, UPC, TF.

Summary: The mains objectives of KERS where, to improve the energy efficiency behaviour of domestic refrigeration systems of Fagor company.  TF role was to develop an innovative virtual domestic refrigeration framework able to optimize the final Fagor prototype.