Computational Fluid Dynamics
Office of Automotive Engineering



image of fluid mixing in a direct-injected, diesel locomotive engine

Fluid mixing in a direct-injected, diesel locomotive engine

To study both compressible and incompressible fluid flow through complex passages, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) engineers use advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Both third-party and internally developed software tools are used.

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05/14/14