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Computational Fluid Dynamics

We develop and apply codes based on first principles to simulate low- and high-velocity fluid flow to solve real-world problems.

Analysis results of flow through a generic bifurcation. These often occur in biofluid applications, such as when the blood flow splits to arteries. Thornton Tomasetti
Simplified models as shown are often used for benchtop test where simulation is used to validate against the real case. Thornton Tomasetti
Hydrocarbon gas release inside a gas turbine enclosure. The enclosure’s HVAC system is designed to alarm upon detection of a specified concentration of gas. A PM84 study was performed to inform the client of suitable gas concentrations at the monitor lo Thornton Tomasetti

We analyze real-world, project-specific conditions to solve problems for a wide variety of client types. Our Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) experts can model explosive detonations in air and water, shock and wind loading on structure, vapor cloud explosions, and hemodynamics.

Using state of the art CFD software, we assess the fluid media response with the highest level of accuracy with a given limit of time and budget. How does fluid flow interact with its surroundings? How is fluid flow affected by its surroundings? We address these questions routinely in the defense, critical infrastructure, petrochemical and life sciences sectors. 

We have extensively validated the results of our simulations against laboratory and field precision tests. Our systematic approach to Validation and Verification (V&V) is the basis for our reliance on the predictive power of our software and ultimately our engineered solutions. No one understands V&V better than our engineers—and we are often called upon to address unique problems.

Our unique experience also includes:

  • High explosive detonation in air and water
  • Shock loading on structures
  • Vapor cloud explosions
  • Wind loading on structures
  • Hemodynamics

Our Expanded Team