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The added value of 1D process simulation

In the nuanced landscape of modern engineering, dissecting and mastering the nuances of complex industrial systems is more than a necessity. Imagine a mechanism full of interdependent components, where a simple adjustment can trigger an unforeseen chain reaction. This is where 1D-process simulation really comes into its own.
The main advantage of 1D-process simulation is its ability to provide a global representation of a system. While 3D models (FEM, CFD) enable detailed studies of a single component, 1D-process simulation provides a macroscopic analysis, capturing the full dynamics of interactions between components.
Where other models can focus on details with great precision, 1D simulation allows simplification and offers other analysis options. It uses refined behavior laws, embracing a wide range of functionalities without compromising simulation efficiency. In other words, it focuses on the essentials without sacrificing precision.
Industrial design is more than just creating components. It also requires sophisticated control systems. Thanks to process simulation, engineers can optimize control systems, from sensors to controllers, ensuring perfect synergy between the different elements of a system.
3D simulation, with its remarkable precision, provides unrivalled insight into the behavior of the component under study. It becomes even more powerful when combined with 1D process simulation. While the former excels at understanding granular details, the latter widens the field of vision, ensuring a complete and balanced design.

Beyond these fundamental principles, the spectrum of applications for 1D-process simulation is vast. DAES, for example, has cultivated expertise in a wide range of fields, from thermodynamic circuits such as gas-fired power plants, to multi-body simulations in mechanics. It is also involved in chemical and reactive processes, vehicle traffic and much more.

In short, in an era when engineering is continually striving to improve precision and efficiency, 1D-process simulation is an invaluable tool, striking a balance between overview and detailed analysis.

The added value of 1D process simulation

The world of engineering is littered with complexities, where the slightest variation can have major repercussions on the overall system. To navigate this sea of uncertainty with ease, 1D-process simulation is an indispensable compass, offering both a panoramic view and the finest detail. DAES, through its specialization, perfectly illustrates the versatility and usefulness of this simulation method.

At a time when energy is at the heart of the world’s concerns, understanding the mechanisms of gas power plants (green hydrogen) or solar power plants is vital. Simulations of these circuits enable us to anticipate system behavior, optimize heat conversion and ensure efficient energy distribution. They provide insight into the dynamic interactions between components, promoting more sustainable energy design.
The cryogenic field, with its challenges associated with extremely low temperatures, demands extreme precision. Mistakes are costly, both financially and in terms of safety. Thanks to 1D-process simulation, DAES can predict thermal and mechanical behavior at these low temperatures, guaranteeing safe, reliable systems.
Chemistry, the backbone of many industries, requires a deep understanding of reactions and processes. Whether to obtain drinking water through desalination or for complex industrial separation processes, simulation enables reactions to be predicted, yields to be optimized and operational safety to be guaranteed.
Rigid body” mechanics is a field where interactions between components are crucial. Multi-body simulations provide insight into the forces, movements and stresses at work, enabling the design of stronger, more efficient machines and systems.
Anyone who has ever been stuck in a traffic jam understands the importance of a smooth flow of traffic. Whether it’s road traffic or the flow of people through a building, traffic simulations anticipate bottlenecks, optimize flows and improve overall efficiency.

State-of-the-art simulation tools used by DAES

In the dynamic world of engineering, access to the right tools is essential. This is especially true when it comes to simulations, where every detail counts and precision is paramount. DAES is aware of this requirement, and uses the most advanced simulation software available on the market. These tools are more than just software; they are the beating heart that brings projects to life, transforming concepts into tangible realities. Here’s an overview of the key tools DAES uses to meet your needs:
One of EcosimPro’s distinctive strengths lies in its ability to model cryogenic circuits with remarkable precision. The CryoLib library, integrated into the software, specializes in the simulation of systems operating at extremely low temperatures. With its advanced algorithms, it can predict the thermal and mechanical behavior of systems, guaranteeing their reliability and safety.
OpenModelica is an impressive example of the power of open source. As a modeling and simulation platform, it offers unrivalled flexibility, enabling DAES engineers to adapt and customize simulations to the specific needs of each project. Its open source nature also means that it benefits from contributions from a vast community of experts, ensuring that the software is always up to date with the latest advances.
More than just a software application, model-based design is a design philosophy. It focuses on the use of numerical models to simulate, test and optimize systems before they are actually manufactured. This reduces errors, saves time and resources, and ensures that the final product performs as expected.
By combining the power of Matlab, widely recognized in academic and industrial circles, with a specialization in cryogenics, SimCryogenis offers an invaluable tool for DESA engineers. It enables them to model and simulate cryogenic systems with an accuracy and depth that would otherwise be unattainable.
In an increasingly urbanized world, understanding and optimizing traffic flows is crucial. Whether for vehicles or people, SUMO (Simulation of Urban MObility) is a cutting-edge tool that enables DAES to predict and manage traffic flows, guaranteeing fluid, efficient mobility.
In conclusion, while 1D-process simulation is a powerful method in its own right, it requires tools that live up to its promise if it is to be truly effective. DAES’ commitment to using the most advanced simulation software on the market ensures that our customers receive accurate, reliable and optimized solutions. Technology, combined with DAES expertise, forms an alliance that transforms challenges into opportunities and visions into realities.