CFD Consultancy – Minerva Dynamics

Welcome to Minerva Dynamics, provider of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling and consultancy services to the marine, offshore, hydraulic and water engineering industries. We specialise in the simulation and solution of free surface flow design problems, where large density differences between two fluids divided by a distinct interface exist, water and air being the most common example. Also where bodies move irregularly through the fluid such that they cannot be easily represented using the usual moving and rotating reference frame methods.

We use the industry leading non-linear free surface flow Computational Fluid Dynamics software, FLOW-3D. The wide range of physical models and flexibility of this CFD software enables us to perform numerical experiments on novel design concepts, which due to scale, technical difficulties or financial constraints would not be possible using physical testing or other types of simulation, allowing us to reach the areas other CFD modelling consultants cannot. In parallel with this powerful software we have a long history of solving fluid flow related problems and optimising performance using a combination of CFD and experimental testing when required, delivering quantitative and insightful results in engineering timescales, reducing research and development costs whilst minimising risk, in effect turning simulation into reality.

Our CFD consultancy services are targeted towards engineers and scientist working in the marine, offshore, hydraulic and water engineering industries, requiring a deeper understanding of their device or to test a new concept out, quickly without the expense of physical model building. In addition to Navier Stokes based CFD we can provide hydrodynamic simulations based on traditional radiation diffraction methods and experimental testing programs and have significant experience of a wide range of wave energy devices and can advise on concept design options, numerical model development pathways and  capital cost estimation and  provide expert opinion to developers seeking internal reality checks.

Contact Minerva Dynamics today for an appraisal.

Tel: +44 (0)1225 837724 | Email: peter.arnold@minervadynamics.com