ACADEMIC

Flownex® SE can be used for academic purposes; learning and teaching the physical principles in the fields of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.

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STUDENTS

A limited functionality Student Version is available free of charge from our website for any registered student. With the different physics models used in Flownex, it is ideally suited to teach students the physical principles in the fields of Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. We have ready-made material for these subjects which explains the theory, provides a lecturer’s class example and finally a student homework project.

TEACHERS & RESEARCHERS

In an academic environment Flownex Simulation Environment can be a powerful research tool or classroom teaching aid. An academic license of Flownex which is greatly discounted is available for purchase to universities for use in undergraduate teaching or student projects. Post-graduate students may obtain the full version of Flownex for free over 6 months, with renewal after providing us with a progress report.

FLUID MECHANICS

THEORY
Bernoulli’s principle: a fundamental explanation of energy conservation in fluid flow and the causes and effects of pressure loss.

The theory includes conservation of mass, momentum and energy, static and stagnation property relations, Moody chart roughness and Bernoulli’s principle.

LECTURER’S EXAMPLE TO SHOW IN CLASS

The Flownex®SE network with graphical interface dynamically illustrates the effect of pipe roughness and flow velocity on the energy and hydraulic grade line. The example uses a short pipeline section with an elevation difference between the inlet and outlet (that holds pitot tubes and stand pipes) that indicates the pressure difference.

STUDENT PROJECT TO USE AS ASSIGNMENT

A student assignment with results memorandum evaluates the knowledge and understanding of the students using either hand calculations or Flownex® as software tool. The assignment expects the student to calculate the flow through a flow meter using specified pressure readings from the instrumentation.

"Equipping the lecturer to ease teaching of fundamental fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics principles."

HEAT TRANSFER

THEORY
Conduction: a fundamental explanation of heat transfer through flat and cylindrical geometrics.

Theory includes conservation of energy as well as one-dimensional steady-state conduction relations through a plane wall and cylindrical pipe geometries.

LECTURER’S EXAMPLE TO SHOW IN CLASS

The Flownex® SE network with graphical interface dynamically illustrates the difference between plane wall and cylindrical wall heat transfer with varying wall thickness. The example uses a heat transfer element and pipe combination which either model a tube or plane wall with water flowing on the one side and air over the other.

STUDENT PROJECT TO USE AS ASSIGNMENT

A student assignment with results memorandum evaluates the knowledge and understanding of the students using either hand calculations or Flownex® as software tool. The exercise expects the student to calculate and compare the air side wall surface temperature of both the plane wall and tube scenarios using the same specified wall.

THERMODYNAMICS

THEORY
Joule-Thomson effect: A fundamental explanation of a fluid’s change in temperature with pressure.

The theory includes first law of thermodynamics, fluid property diagrams, ideal gas law relations and the Joule-Thomson coefficient.

LECTURER’S EXAMPLE TO SHOW IN CLASS

The Flownex® SE network with graphical interface dynamically illustrates the effect of varying throttling and system temperatures on pressure-temperature relations of fluids. The example uses a pressurized tank blowing off to another reservoir through a short pipeline with a restrictor. Helium, Nitrogen and air are used as fluids.

STUDENT PROJECT TO USE AS ASSIGNMENT

A student assignment with results memorandum evaluates the knowledge and understanding of the students using either hand calculations or Flownex® as software tool. The exercise expects the student to calculate the pressures and temperatures of a basic heat pump system using a pump, valve and specified heat transfer requirement.

APPLICATIONS

RESOURCES

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