I’m looking for a software application that can calculate the following:
An object moves through a pipe, with a certain friction force. A certain quantity of gas travels through the pipe, with an average speed of 10 meters per second. The object has an outerdiameter similar to the inner diameter of the pipe. It also has a bypass, which causes the object to travel slower than the average gasflow speed.
I want to design and build this object, but i would like to test it in an simulation, to know whether the bypass is big enough for the speed reduction i want to provoke. A calculation on pressure loss isn’t sufiicient. With it i can calculate how much energy the gas loses while passing through the object, but a certain part of this energie is beëing converted into heath, by friction, because the gas flows quite fast and the object isn’t quite aeodynamic.
This situation asks for a specific value for the force that works on the object, parallel to the gas flow direction. I wonder if CFD Design Study Environment can help me with this, and when not so, is anyone knows an alternative that can help me.
Thanks in advance!