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Flownex Enhancements

2014 RELEASE

  

Oil & Gas enhancements

Coordinate drawing capabilities and map overlays

General Enhancements

Third party integration & 3D drawing engine

Turbo Machinery

Secondary flow capabilities

 

Flownex Release 2014 - Where complexity and accuracy meet ease of use.

 

It is unbelievable what we have achieved in the last 12 months; our approach of working closely with our clients and industry professionals to enhance Flownex’s capabilities has once again proven itself and allowed us to deliver a product that is well aligned to the ground-breaking advances our users are achieving.

Tiaan Dercksen – Principal, Software Development

 

28 years ago Flownex was brought to life by Professor Gideon Greywenstein, he had a vision to produce a tool that would create extraordinary value through engineering excellence. Flownex has ever since strived to keep his words true, and 2014 is a year that will resonate his vision.

 

THE MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS OF FLOWNEX 2014

 

GAS TURBINE SECONDARY FLOW MODELLING

Flownex 2014 enables users to apply the unparalleled stability, solution speed and accuracy to detailed modelling of secondary flow in gas turbines. The key features include Swirl solver, rotating cavities, vortices, seals and rotating channel modelling.

 

STEAM TURBINE MODELLING  (ellipse-law used to determine characteristics)

HP, IP and LP Reaction Steam Turbines, as well as the HP Governing Stage Steam Turbine components have been added to the turbo machinery library. These components use the ellipse-law for flow-pressure dependency and additionally enable the prediction of efficiencies without user specified performance charts. This allows users to accurately model steam turbines with minimal inputs.

 

GIS IMPORTING AND COORDINATE SYSTEM DRAWING

The ability to import GIS data substantially reduces the time required setup and define pipeline systems, within a matter of seconds users can model thousands of kilometers of pipelines in Flownex. In addition users can specify the location of components using GPS latitude and longitude coordinates and overlay networks on maps.

 

SUPERSONIC FLOW

The addition of a supersonic nozzle component allows users to accurately simulate shock waves and propulsion systems.

 

SCRIPTING (Simplified)

Scripting your own components has never been easier. The new quick script functionality in Flownex allows users to script a component without any knowledge of C sharp.

 

VISUALIZATION & GRAPHING

3D graphing is now available for components. Users can plot the distribution of properties on a 3D graphs. This is particularly useful when visualizing heat transfer and heat exchangers.

 

3D DRAWING & IMPORTING

After importing DXF files and shape files, users can visualize and modify systems using our new 3D drawing canvas.