The best-case scenario for the design and optimization of fluid mechanic and thermodynamic processes is to base it on known solutions of the physical equations, on empirical results, or on well-established design procedures. In the industrial reality, these ideal scenarios are unlikely to occur. In order to optimize industrial processes and facilities, cost-intensive series of technical tests are still the method of choice. Moreover, these tests can often only be done on a reduced scale, and this goes hand in hand with a high risk of production and quality losses when transferring the simulation results into real world installations.
To address and overcome this problem, customized software programs are powerful tools which help to track the influences of changes made in the test assembly, which can help in designing and setting up new processes in addition to running standard procedures. To make sure that those tools become part of routine procedures in the every-day engineering process, DrS3‘s development of technical software follows a very clear and precise maxim: “As simple as possible and as complex as necessary.”
The complete software solutions offered by DrS3 include the mathematical and physical model design of fluid mechanic and thermodynamic processes as well as the program implementation using the languages C++ and Fortran. Finally, DrS3 also provides the programming of user-friendly frontends to its software products.
DrS3 proprietary software tools so far are used for solving the following engineering problems:
- Simulation of stationary and non-stationary operating conditions of tunnel kilns in the ceramics industry
- Simulation of flame front tracking in pipe systems
- “Slug Flow” phenomenon in oil pipes