Through CFD flow simulations, Actiflow studied the airflow inside a centrifugal fan. Based on the simulation results, potential product improvements could be identified. In consultation with the customer, several design suggestions were worked out, and analysed again through simulations. This way, the effect of the suggested design modifications could be analysed without building any prototype. By analysing the full performance curve, also the off design performance could be determined. Based on the insights from all simulations, Actiflow determined the final fan design together with the customer.
Thanks to the CFD simulations, the prototyping costs could be largely reduced and experimental testing could be performed with greater efficiency.