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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)​

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​MRIGlobal is a not-for-profit contract research institute with state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis capabilities.  MRIGlobal provides expert consulting support to large and small projects for industry, government, and academia.  To discuss your project, contact Kris Schumacher, Ph.D., at 816.326.5042 or kschumacher@mriglobal.org.


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Impact of Nozzle Shape on the Dynamics of Turbulent Jets.   CFD provides an economical way to rapidly test the dispersion and flow effects of various nozzle prototypes.

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Atmospheric wind blowing over an unloaded bulkhead flat rail car.  Decoupled bulkhead flat cars are prone to unwanted aerodynamic drag effects.  CFD provides a virtual wind tunnel to characterize drag coefficient vs. wind speed curves.

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High-resolution Turbulence Simulation​​ of Airflow through a Wind Fence.  A fundamental 'small-scale' understanding is critical when designing and optimizing large indstrial-scale designs.  


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Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Water Flow through a Gate Valve.  A dynamic meshing approach allows gate movement.  Flow patterns, pressure distribution, and hydrodynamic forces on the gate are readily computed.  The effect of closing speed and gate cangle are readily investigated to reduce undesired flow behaviors.

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Turbulent Flow Simulation of Water Flow Through a Partially Closed Ball Valve.


MRIGlobal uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as a research tool to perform numerical experiments in order to better understand the interactions and flow physics within unique systems.  The most important aspects of diffusion, convection, turbulence, hydrodynamic stability, flow separation, etc., can be analyzed numerically.   Fluid flow problems are inherently nonlinear, often involve complicated geometries, and are typically coupled with other physical processes.   In these cases, the flows are not amenable to an analytic mathematical solution, and must be investigated via CFD, which is the study of fluid flows by numerical simulation.

  • Turbulence

  • Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer

  • Chemically Reacting Flows

  • Multiphase Flows

  • Particle Dispersion

  • Vapor Dissemination

  • Coupling to Electromagnetic Fields


Biomedical Imaging

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MRIGlobal engineers segment series of 2D DICOM images into an arterial network volume.


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A surface mesh is generated that encapsulates the volume. This image illustrates an aneurysm bleb located at an arterial bifurcation.


Why MRIGlobal?

Industry Experience

MRIGlobal has significant experience managing and performing large and small computational analysis studies for a range of client needs.  No matter the size of the project, a dedicated MRIGlobal engineer will work closely with the client to develop and execute an appropriate analysis.  Please contact us to discuss detailed analysis and interpretation options for your specific projects.


State-of-the-Art Software
and Hardware

MRIGlobal uses state-of-the-art
commercial CFD software ANSYS
Fluent® to analyze complex airflow
and environmental control problems. 
Large multi-scale and multi-physics
problems are solved using MRIGlobal's
in-house high-performance
computational facilities.


Reduce Costs and Save Time

Computational analysis helps guide
the design process and identify
problems before they happen. 
These virtual tests help reduce
costs and time by allowing project
managers to make physics-based decisions.


Expert Staff

MRIGlobal has personnel trained
and dedicated to employing
computational fluid dynamics for
engineering design analysis and
fundamental research.  MRIGlobal
staff are also available to serve
as third-party reviewers for
computational analysis studies.








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The aneurysm is isolated and the mesh is cleaned up, removing irrelevant aspects of the remaining arterial network.



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CFD is used to simulate hemodynamic flow through the aneurysm. Here streamlines show the complex flow structures within the bleb.




Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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MRIGlobal develops CFD codes from scratch when necessary. This image illustrates large-scale computational analysis of carbon capture and storage in deep saline aquifers.


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Results from MRIGlobal’s computational modeling tool to simulate the injected CO2 and its interaction and development in time and space with existing brine in a heterogeneous deep saline aquifer.







Get in touch with us!

MRIGlobal Headquarters
425 Volker Boulevard,
Kansas City,
Missouri 64110-2241

General Information: (816) 753-7600  / Locations

How can we help you? Email us!
info@mriglobal.org

For MRIGlobal's Computational Analysis and Research capabilities,
please contact:

Kris Schumacher, Ph.D., Principal Engineer
816.326.5042  |   kschumacher@mriglobal.org

John Stanley, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Business Development
816.360.5151  |   jstanley@mriglobal.org