AbstractA Dutch engineering and consultancy firm specialises in liquid, gas and heat flows for industrial applications and provides clients with fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics. Implementation of this newly found knowledge will lead to improved and more efficient industrial applications. The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with industrial partners.
DetailsA independent Dutch engineering and consultancy firm strongly rooted in aerospace technology specialises in liquid, gas and heat flows for industrial applications. As a consultant the company provides clients with fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics. Implementation of this newly found knowledge would lead to improved and more efficient industrial applications. Topics may vary from mini CPU (central processing unit)-fans to large ICT data centres, from hot-air ovens to industrial freezing installations, from natural-draft cooling towers to pneumatic system components. Most of the analyses and designs are performed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with which many computer models have been developed and adapted to suit the various industrial applications.
Focused on materials without a definite form by nature like liquids and gases, fluid dynamics is a basic science for technology, which underlies many natural phenomena and industrial processes. However, technology development programs are often focused on systems instead of processes. Understanding of processes may lead to far larger gains in efficiency or cost reduction.
Rendering their know-how into practical solutions is the most important task of this company's engineers. This requires a commitment to innovation and an understanding of the practical day-to-day requirements of industry. A thorough preparation before every project ensures that any advice given will remain of value for the client in the long run. The extensive use of CFD enables this company to analyse existing designs and to evaluate a wide range of design alternatives without the need for costly experiments or prototypes in the concept phase of development projects.
Ever more short-lived product life cycles and the increased requirement for innovation involved has made access to new know-how much more important than simple possession of know-how. Establishing a network of engineering consultants has become an effective way to open up new know-how quickly and to implement it directly into ongoing technology development programs. Being a member such a network, which also includes leading universities, this company acts as a transit of fundamental science into industrial practice. In this way especially CFD has become available to industries that relied on expensive and time-consuming trial-and-error methods for their product development programs.