Testing prototypes, virtually Snapshot of the surfboard fin field testing | Rocky Point - Haleiwa, Hawaii Artificial Twin | PhyMo™ has played a major role in providing guidance and consulting for Computational Fluid Dynamics testing of several hydrofoil prototypes that are part of a patent-pending project. The CFD results played a key role in helping confirm whether the humpback whale-inspired design methods were worth pursuing, allowing to evaluate performances using only CAD models of designed parts, without any need of physical prototyping.
Parametric optimization for medical devices Nasal cavity anatomy - MRI-based CAD reconstruction Nasal cavity 3D model interactive viewer (Use mouse to zoom, pan and rotate) Nasal inhalers are common medical devices, they deliver a predefined amount of drug injecting it into the nasal cavity. Often, the medicine is a liquid which is reduced into small droplets by means of an atomizer, and in order to be correctly delivered, they must adhere to, and cross, the nasal cavity mucosa.
Studying moving bodies effects on flows Valves are key elements for process control in Energy and Oil & Gas industries Moving bodies immersed in fluid flows are found in a relevant number of contexts, and of course Oil & Gas is one of them. This project is focused on the “Piping and Valves” equipment category, a very specific field often encountered in Energy and Oil & Gas industries. In particular, it analyzes the interaction occurring between a Variable Orifice Valve plate when it is operated while immersed in a gas flowing inside the valve.
Small details, huge impact Hydrodynamics plays a major role in evaluating underwater performances This study is focused on performance optimization for underwater fishing equipment. The object of interest is a spear of a fishing shooting rifle, and the aimed goal is to identify a solution able to increase spear velocity and range, as well as increase shooting power, at no cost from the rifle point of view. When objects move at (relatively) high velocities inside (relatively) high density fluids like water, every little detail can make a very huge difference.
Understanding complex flow patterns Drill bit equipment needs accurate design to optimize flow pattern for particle removal Drilling industry makes use of equipment that faces very harsh environments. In these contexts, optimal design choices are even more critical, if compared with other settings. They are responsible not only for guaranteeing proper equipment operating conditions, but they also have an impact on process performances, influencing for example drilling speed.
Standards compliance and safety Pressure vessels structural design must meet strict standards to obtain certification Pressure vessels design is a very classical topic in mechanical engineering. It has been studied extensively and is encountered in very different contexts and industries. Even though the theory behind it is very well established and studied (especially when it involves common linear elastic material response), given the hazards involved, strict adherence to regulations and standards must always been enforced and observed.