AEROLAB Introduces CFD and Optimization Technology

Posted on August 26, 2014

service-design-4Throughout its history, AEROLAB has offered leading-edge wind tunnel designs based on the work of its founder, Professor A. Wiley Sherwood.

Now, as technology evolves, we are writing a new chapter in AEROLAB’s leadership and history.

With recent advancements in technology, AEROLAB is including Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and optimization technology. Well-known industry experts are leading our team in employing this technology.

As part of this initiative, we have developed proprietary tools in CFD and other software to help refine and optimize our design capabilities. AEROLAB is using these new tools to do the following:

  • Maximize test section flow quality
  • Minimize flow non-uniformities
  • Accurately predict power requirements
  • Optimize circuit layout and sizing

CFD Expertise

Our CFD practices include both steady-state and transient analysis, allowing us to properly model the physics associated with different system configurations. Our CFD team has a proven track record in closely replicating experimental test results for a wide range of applications.

Our optimization technology maximizes value through extensive automation of the design process. Designs are incrementally modified algorithmically until specific design requirements are met within the established design constraints. With this technology, our team improves the performance and efficiency of critical wind tunnel components, including these:

  • Turning vanes
  • Diffusers
  • Contraction nozzles
  • Transition ducts (e.g., round to square)

We look forward to working closely with clients to tailor our designs and drive optimization goals and surmount constraints to the unique sensitivities specific to each wind tunnel configuration.

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