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For more than 50 years, fluid dynamics and slosh-related studies have been conducted at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), providing solutions for a wide spectrum of industries and applications.

 

image of bench-scale apparatus for studying the effects of liquid motion image of noninvasive flow measurement using laser doppler velocimetry

Bench-scale apparatus for studying the effects of liquid motion.

Noninvasive flow measurement using laser doppler velocimetry.

 

Fluid Dynamics Problems

Engineers provide solutions to a range of fluid dynamic problems, such as:

  • Industrial process heat transfer and fluid dynamics problems

  • Gas and water meter calibration facilities design

  • Metering and dispensing systems design and testing

  • Erosional velocity determination for standards development

  • Chemical spill mixing and dilution modeling

  • Liquid motion property predictions

image of the study of the sloshing of liquefied natural gas, used to assess its effects on transport tankers. image showing that computational fluid dynamic models and other analytical tools are used by SwRI researchers to complement the array of experimental resources available

SwRI engineers have studied the sloshing of liquefied natural gas to assess its effects on transport tankers.

Computational fluid dynamic models and other analytical tools are used by SwRI researchers to complement the array of experimental resources available.

 

Slosh-Related Studies

Slosh-related studies at SwRI have explored:

  • Fluid motion, including liquid sloshing, in a water-transport vehicle

  • Cargo sloshing in liquid natural gas transport ships

  • Propellant effects on satellite stability in microgravity environments

For more information about our fluids engineering capabilities, or how you can contract with SwRI, please e-mail fluids@swri.org or call (210) 522-3520.

 

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Contact Information

Fluids Engineering

fluids@swri.org

(210) 522-3520

fluids.swri.org

Related Terminology

fluid dynamics

multiphase flow

liquid motion

fluid properties

field testing

laboratory experiments

modeling

heat transfer

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11/23/15