At Bangham, we use a variety of simulation tools to better understand the physical phenomenon that we study. These simulations aide us in performing effective testing and are integral to our processes.
COMET (cryogenic testing) of LOX (upper tank) and LNG (lower tank) mixing visualized using OpenFOAM CFD simulations. Optimal time to detonate the propellant mixtures determined from the data.
Optimal tank design and mixing dynamics with pool versus ‘in-tank’ mixing explored with Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics Solver (SPHC).
Other SPHC simulations include COPV burst, fragment impact, blast propagation etc.
FEMAP finite element solver with Nastran used for stress analysis of propellant tanks, probe stands etc. prior to fabrication.
GFSSP (Generalized Fluid System Simulation) and DWSIM simulations for cryogenic chill down of LOX and LNG pipeline, helium pressurization etc.