Call | European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU)

Project duration | March 2022 – May 2023

Digital transformation | High-Performance Computing | Material Modelling

Objective | FF4EuroHPC is a European initiative that helps facilitate access to all high-performance computing-related technologies for SMEs and thus increases the innovation potential of the European industry. Two Open Calls were offered through the project, targeting the highest quality experiments involving innovative, agile SMEs. Proposals addressed business challenges from European SMEs from varied application domains. In the second call, CETMA supported TCT, an Italian SME expert in the nanofluid manufacturing field. Nanofluids are promising nanotechnology to improve heat transfer efficiency, but their performances depend on a very high number of variables. As a consequence, an expensive trial-and-error approach is typically necessary to set this kind of material. The objective of HYSY experiment was to optimize, by advanced numerical models, the nanofluid design and manufacturing process, maximizing the heat exchange in the systems while minimizing the high costs of the production stage and the difficulties in preparing stable nanofluids. Moreover, using the HPC resources of CINECA, it was possible to drastically reduce the computational time and to set the thermo-fluid-dynamic process in a quasi-real-time.
CETMA’s role | In HYSY CETMA was the technology expert partner of TCT, developing and validating a multi-phase numerical model. The analyses were based on a multitarget optimization criterion to consider the relative interaction between the nanoparticle properties and how they affect the conductivity, density and viscosity of the nanofluid and consequently the heat exchange and finally the performances of a hydronic system.
Partnership | TCT (IT), CETMA (IT), CINECA (IT)
Status | Ongoing
Website | https://www.ff4eurohpc.eu/en/experiments/2022031509300733/multiphase_modelling_of_nanofluid_hydronic_system_