Advanced Modeling Capabilities

Large Eddy Simulation (LES)

One of the key features of the combustion process is its dynamic behavior resulted from coherent turbulent structures and chemical reactions. Large Eddy Simulation (LES) holds promise for solving the combustion dynamics by directly simulating large-scale turbulent structures, leaving only the small turbulence scales to be modeled. Our CFD engineers are working with the nation’s leading institutions to develop this cutting-edge simulation capability.

Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)

Fluid structure interaction (FSI) is observed in a wide range of combustion equipment from flares, thermal oxidizers, to burners. It occurs when a fluid interacts with a solid structure, exerting pressure that may cause deformation in the structure and, thus, alter the flow of the fluid itself. In the combustion environment, FSI is especially conducive to metal fatigue and vibration, hence affecting the equipment service life. At John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, we have developed and applied FSI to industrial equipment, ranging from flare combustion to polymer flows, to improve engineering design and performance.

Virtual Engineering Environment™

Virtual Engineering (VE) is a user-centered process that provides users with access to a collaborative framework that integrates all of the models, data, and decision-support tools needed to enable the user to make an engineering decision. At John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, we took the initiative to establish the VE platform to allow engineers to conduct in-depth analysis of engineering challenges and gain insights for solutions.