The design of municipal structures through the aid of CFD is something very new and constantly growing. In fact, the outputs coming from a virtual simulation can be very precious to minimize the costs of structures, focusing on the benefits.
The simulations enable the users to detect if there are locations of inefficiencies of the plant, highlighting recirculation and stagnation zones, especially near sharp pipe edges. Users can also track the average flow speed and the segregation of species.
A module specifically made to simulate the oxygenation level in a tank and track its movement and min/max zones along the time exists in FLOW-3D . Users can then modify the design of the tank, through a simple CAD software and iterate up to an optimal design condition at zero costs.
GATES SYSTEMS FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION
XC Engineering has different software tools for simulating with extreme realism the dynamic of water distribution plants, including transient phenomena like moving gates and changing reservoirs.
These software have the ability to detect: water hammer effects, transient levels, heat transfer phenomena, air entrainment, etc…