Flow Simulations, Inc.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Models
Provided on a Consulting Basis for Industry
Contours of liquid volume
fraction inside of a crude
vacuum distillation tower
Eulerian multi-phase model

Experience List

Basin Electric Power Company Flow through a gas pipeline with a check value. Several
Company configurations were modeled with and without guide
a Manufacturing company Langranian (dispersed phase, particle tracking) models of
particles undergoing volitiles release and size change.
Several chemical species were also tracked.
Duramax Marine Models of special configuration heat exchangers, to
predict heat transfer coefficients and altP. Comparisons were made with
lab studies and empirically derived design guides. 81
different models were run for the client.
a US chemical plant Model of incinerator including natural convection air flow
inside space between shell and rain shield.
a Texas Chemical plant Chemical reactor design including time dependent kinetic
reactions and gas-liquid mass transfer. Custom CFD programs
and real time reactor models were written.
a non US burner company Sulfur furnace modeling
M&H Industries Gas processing plant: airflow around buildings and
affecting the discharge of 3 “cooling towers” were included.
Flow, temperature with natural convection effects, and
radiation was modeled. Simulation compared very well with
“smoke bomb” field tests of air flow patterns.
M.W. Kellogg
  1. Gas turbine ducting for the Hyundai Petrochemical plant
  2. Flow through a gas manifold with entrained solid
  3. Orifice – pressure drop compared with engineering
    company design methods
  4. Sudden Expansion length of jet stream from choked flow
    exiting a pipe
a Texas refinery Two-phase model of a tower overhead line with erosion
caused by entrained droplets. Evaporation of droplets and heat
transfer was included.
a Texas refinery Eulerian, Langrangian, & Algebraic Slip 2-phase models
of liquid / vapor flows inside a column. Validation against
plant measurements
a Southern chemical manufacturer Chemical reactor design, fluidized bed
Coastal Refining Co. Molten asphalt flow through an unheated pipeline initially
filled with a cold oil, modeled asphalt/oil interface, asphalt
viscosity & solidification; time dependent model.
a large MidWest manufacturing
  1. 3D model of a polymer processing unit
  2. 3D model of later modifications of above unit
  3. 2D model of a number of processing units with moving
  4. sprays with solid particles injected into swirling
    flows, obtained coupled particle/flow paths
  5. 3D model of dust control inside complex manufacturing
Tecnored/Caemi Int’l Brazil 3D model of prototype furnace design, porosity, kinetic
Brazil reactions
Furnace consultancy
  1. Furnace radiant box & convection section, 2D model,
    flue gas flow patterns & mal-distribution entering a
    tube bank.
  2. Flow distribution into secondary quench exchanger head,
a Texas engineering co. 3D models of gas separation units. Complex geometry with
concentric rings of bundles and baffles
a Northeast manufacturing company Laminar flow through complex geometrical shapes
a MidWest manufacturing company Flow and heat transfer in exchangers
Submicron Inc.
2-D and 3-D models of laminar flow for a CVD reactor.
Custom Pennsylvania subroutines for near wall boundary layer
affects were

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