Modelling / Digital / CFD

Industry-leading solutions to flow measurement problems

Industry-leading solutions to flow measurement problems

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory’s software and flow measurement modelling group provides industry-leading solutions to flow measurement problems. We offer the following services:

What is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in engineering?

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is based on the principles of fluid mechanics and uses computers to analyse the behaviours of fluids and physical systems. The CFD modelling tool is used to predict the detailed three-dimensional behaviour of liquid, gas and particle flows.

Why is CFD important?

CFD can be used to simulate complex problems which would otherwise be extremely expensive and potentially dangerous to physically test. It can offer significant cost and time savings. CFD modelling means you don’t need to invest time and money building prototypes and physical models.

We have used our CFD expertise to help a global oil & gas operator investigate a buckled orifice plate they discovered being used in a shared pipeline during a routine audit of their flow metering system. The meter was over-reading by 5 to 10% which was worth more than $1 million annually. As a result, our client was able to begin the process of claiming compensation from the pipeline owner.


Our Computational Fluid Dynamics experts work with the best industry-leading modelling software such as:

  • ANSYS Fluent
  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • SolidWorks

Why choose TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory for cfd?

Our Computational Fluid Dynamics experts work with industry-leading modelling packages such as ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS Mechanical and SolidWorks. 

At TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory we back up our CFD modelling with real-world experience.  We also have access to a vast array of test data.  Our CFD modelling consultants work directly with our clients ensuring projects are delivered on time and in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Our CFD services include:

  • Thermal analysis
  • Erosion prediction
  • Flow meter error prediction
  • Cavitating flow modelling
  • Hydraulic analysis
  • Multiphase flow modelling
  • Gas dispersion modelling
  • Flare gas emissions and metering
  • Vortex induced vibration (viv) analysis
  • Applications in marine renewable energy


What can you use CFD modelling and CFD online simulation for?

CFD modelling has a wide range of uses:

  • Battery performance simulation – thermal runaway, capacity fade, cooling, and optimised battery location.
  • Flow through piping and accessories (eg. tees, valves and reductions) - to predict pressure drops, velocities, and vortex formations.
  • Vehicle aerodynamics (including aircraft and automotive) - to predict drag, lift, and downforce.
  • Wind engineering for buildings and wind analysis - prediction of wind forces, vortex formation, and pedestrian comfort.
  • HVAC systems - assessing the performance of ducts or for optimisation of thermal comfort for natural or artificial ventilation and for energy consumption.
  • Heat exchangers - predict heat transfer and pressure drops.
  • Electronics cooling - predict natural and forced cooling strategies performance.
  • Windmills - to predict blade lift, velocity, and power generation at given wind speeds.
  • Pollution dispersion and airborne contamination control, cleanroom design.
  • Ship and offshore structures for hydrodynamic performance.


why choose TÜV SÜD national engineering laboratory for finite element analysis (FEA)?

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory offers a full range of FEA consultancy services to the oil and gas industry as well as other sectors. Our unique combination of structural analysis experience and physical testing capabilities differentiate us from other engineering consultancies.

We use ANSYS Mechanical and SOLIDWORKS Premium to ensure the highest quality modelling results are achieved. ANSYS Mechanical is a comprehensive Finite Element Analysis tool for structural analysis studies. It can be used to model linear, non-linear and dynamic systems.

Our Finite Element Analysis team has a vast array of experience in the following areas:

  • Thermal stress analysis
  • Frequency analysis
  • Fatigue analysis
  • Fluid structure interaction (FSI)
  • Impact analysis

What is Physical Property Data Services (PPDS)?

Our PPDS Thermodynamic Properties Database and Calculation Suite provides accurate physical property data for use in a vast range of process engineering applications.

For more on our PPDS capabilities, services and expertise, visit Physical Property Data Services (PPDS)

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