FloMASTER

FloMASTER

Fluid thinking for systems engineers

FloMASTER, formerly known as Flowmaster, is the leading general purpose 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD)solution for the modeling and analysis of fluid mechanics in complex piping systems of any scale.

 

Companies can maximize their return on investment by integrating FloMASTER at every stage of the development process, taking advantage of the data management and collaborative capabilities of this analytical tool. It is used by companies across a wide range of industries to reduce the development time and costs of their thermo-fluid systems. It helps systems engineers to:

 

  • Simulate pressure surge, temperature and fluid flow rates system-wide
  • Understand how design alterations, component size, selection and operating conditions will affect the overall fluid system performance accurately and quickly.

 

Powerful Transient Solver

  • Versatile steady state and transient simulation of incompressible and compressible systems with heat transfer analysis
  • Pressure surge analysis, temperature and fluid flowrate prediction
  • Extensive catalog of customizable component models with built-in empirical data

Open, Extendable Architecture

  • Create bespoke component models
  • Create scripts for controlling components or networks
  • Open API structure allows integration into user product development process including in-house codes, CAE, manufacturing and optimization tools
  • Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) Model Export support allows FloMASTER models to be shared across other CAE tools during the design process through an independent standard for model exchange.
  • Export the hydrodynamic forces generated by a transient event as a time history to leading pipe stress analysis tools such as SST CAEPIPE and Integraph® CAESAR II®.

Secure Traceable Data

Secure storage of networks, performance data, components and results in an industry standard relational database

Audit trail & tracking of model design history with ‘roll back’ functionality

Administration controls for user access permissions to project data

Database synchronization to enable engineers to work safely onsite, offline from the server


Design Optimization Capability

The ‘Experiments’ feature in FloMASTER provides users with the ability to conduct superior ‘what-if’ analyses for 1D thermo-fluid analysis.

  • Using a Latin Square algorithm, FloMASTER helps users generate unique combinations of distributed input values between specific bounds. This ability creates an ideal foundation for the creation of meta-models and response surfaces that characterize a FloMASTER system response
  • Monte Carlo simulations can be performed to produce simulation results based on a probability distribution generated from a mean and standard deviation for selected input parameters. This allows the effect of small variations in input values to be examined and enables FloMASTER to be used in risk analysis and quality control environments such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

Simulation Based Characterization (1D-3D Simulation)

  • Accurately characterize individual components in FloEFD 3D CFD software
  • Use component characteristics in 1D system-level models for system simulation
  • Increases solution accuracy and minimizes computational resources and execution times
  • Accurately characterize components for which no data exists