Fluid Flow System Simulation
Office of Automotive Engineering

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Typical Lubrication Network

Both internally developed and commercially available software programs are used by engine design engineers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to analyze fluid circuits including:

  • Coolant flow in castings
  • Lubrication networks
  • Hydraulic Systems

Benefits of Fluid Flow System Analyses

Some of the benefits of fluid flow analyses are:

  • Minimize parasitic losses within fluid passages
  • Ensure balance of pump to load
  • Ensure appropriate distribution of fluid flow and pressure throughout the network
  • Support the design of fuel, lubricant, and coolant systems

Related Terminology

fluid flow system simulation  •  fluid circuit analysis  •  fluid flow distribution  •  fuel system design  •  fluid network analysis  •  lubricant system design  •  coolant system design

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