Fan Simulator Using Supercomputer
A fan is the most common airflow machinery and is being used in various different industries such as for heavy machinery, home appliances and automobile. An axial is used in a wide variety of applications, ranging from small cooling fans for electronics to the giant fans used in wind tunnels. An axial fan can generate large air volume used to cool equipment, but is less efficient. A sirocco fan is an efficient device for moving air by centrifugal force and can generate high pressure. Fans that affect the performance and noise of a product are important components. It is also a time and cost consuming equipment to develop a fan through physical experiments. In order to overcome this problem, we have designed and developed the fan simulator for the fluid analysis of axial fans and sirocco fans using a supercomputer. The fan simulator supports a numerical analysis of an axial fan and a sirocco fan through the web portal. The fan simulator consists of four automated processes: fan shape design, pre-processing, solving and post-processing. The prediction of flow rate and noise based on data mining without numerical analyses is also developed for the conceptual design of a fan.
KeywordsFan Simulator Supercomputer Numerical Analysis Data mining
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