Computational Fluid Dynamics

Wood Group Kenny's Process Solutions group has extensive knowledge in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) by using advanced technology in order to provide accurate engineering solutions for any kind of fluid and heat transfer related problems.

 The company's experiences cover a wide range of activities for the oil & gas industry and renewable energy industry.

 In order to provide the most appropriate answers to our clients, large investments have been made in High Performance Computing (HPC) to investigate complex problems in a reduced timescale.

 CFD can be used for a large range of applications across the industry.

  • Flow Assurance
    • Cooldown time assessment for subsea production systems
    • Material selection for cold start-up
    • Erosion simulations
    • Recommendations for pig selection
    • Advanced multiphase simulations
    • Slug flow simulations
    • Inhibitor mixing
    • Advanced coupling between OLGA* and CFD
  • Separation Performances
    • 3-phase separator design
    • Cyclone design
    • Subsea separator design
    • Interface deformation during blow down episode
  • Gas Dispersion
    • Gas cloud dispersion for helideck operations
    • Staff safety assessment
    • Ventilation system design
    • Flare radiation
  • Wave Loading and Hydrodynamics
    • Explicit simulations of wave loading on structure
    • Seabed stability assessment
    • Accurate calculations of drag and added mass coefficients
  • FIV, VIV and FSI
    • Flow Induced Vibration (FIV) for any kind of production components
    • Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) around risers
    • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) on top side structure and fatigue analysis

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    *OLGA is marketed/licensed by SPT Group.