Dynamic simulation gives users the ability to model the time varying behavior of a system.
The dynamic (transient) simulation features of Flownex include the following:
- The ability to start the simulation from steady-state or specified initial conditions.
- Variable time-step sizes.
- Open loop events can be specified at different time steps (e.g. Varying or fixing of variables; Switching controllers on or off; etc.).
- Plot values of multiple parameters during transient simulations.
Advantages of Transient Simulation
- Determine the behavior of plant/system over complete operating range: start up, shut down, accident scenarios.
- Ensure correct design and material selections that can bring significant savings in plant construction (avoid overly conservative approach).
- Combination of control and plant thermal hydraulic simulation to identify if the operating problems, e.g. emissions, control philosophy, etc.
- Effective control strategy can help to save large operational costs (avoid overly conservative approach).
- Design for and optimize components to ensure optimum system behavior, even during off design and transient behavior.
- Design and commission control systems using simulations.
- Dynamic integrated simulations will: Identify bottlenecks, Identify inefficiencies and Identify safety risks not identifiable with steady-state simulation.