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Author Cullimore, B. A.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES ♦ MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS ♦ HEAT TRANSFER ♦ COMPUTER CODES ♦ FLUID FLOW ♦ THERMAL CONDUCTION ♦ MULTIPHASE FLOW ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ♦ COMPUTER GRAPHICS ♦ COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN ♦ NETWORK STRUCTURE
Abstract SINDA/FLUINT (Systems Improved Numerical Differencing Analyzer/Fluid Integrator, formerly SINDA {close_quote}85) is a computer code used to analyze thermal/fluid systems that can be represented in finite difference or lumped parameter form. In addition to conduction and radiation heat transfer, the code is capable of modeling steady or unsteady single- and two-phase flow networks, their associated hardware, and their heat transfer processes. Because it is generalized, versatile, and user-extensible, SINDA/FLUINT is a standard in the aerospace industry for modeling thermal control systems. It is also used in the automotive, commercial aircraft, electronic packaging, petrochemical, and process industries. SINAPS{sup T}{sup M} (SINDA Application Programming System) is a complete graphical user interface to SINDA/FLUINT. SINAPS is a schematic-oriented pre- and postprocessor that brings modern visualization methods to a simulation code that lacks geometric constraints. Together, these unique tools are able to accommodate higher-order (perhaps vehicle-level) modeling, indefinite or parametric geometries, and other problems inappropriate for geometry-based CAD (computer-aided design), FEM (finite element method), and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) codes. In this paper, recent improvements to SINDA/FLUINT and SINAPS are described along with developments currently in progress. These improvements include the addition of double precision solution options, variable flow-area ducts, and the gradual merging of SINDA/FLUINT functionality into SINAPS, yielding a completely interactive and graphical environment for the development and fine-tuning of thermal/fluid network models. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-03-01
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 361
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-960109-


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