Tridiagonal Solutions > Projects > CFD Simulations for Power Engineering

World demand for more electrical power generation is driving companies to develop new processes with improvement in efficiencies, increase in power generation capacity and decrease in the environmental impacts to quality of life. Our services are in great demand within the power generation industry segment. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) methods are used to simulate and predict fluids and solids flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and chemical reactions. Based on solid research and application experience Tridiagonal has developed the expertise to create CFD and DEM models of various unit operations in a power generation facility that correlate well to pilot and plant measurements. The benefits from our field of work are to speed up design times, improve efficiencies and process performance, improve environmental (health & nature) factors and lower operating costs that lead to good corporate stewardship to meet this world demand.

We have expertise in modeling a wide range of feed stocks – coal, bagasse, biomass, heavy oils, natural gas and mixed fuels. We also have expertise in modeling all of the key unit operations – feed processing and transport systems, combustion units, heat recovery and pollutant control systems. Recent pressures on NOx reduction have reemphasized the need to improve the efficiency of the combustion processes. We are involved in numerous projects across the industry in assisting customers on NOx reduction projects.

Tridiagonal consults and identifies process points that benefit from process flow modeling (CFD, DEM, EFD, UDF) solutions to address the problems common to the power generation industry.

Tridiagonal Solution Spotlights

  • Solid, liquid & gaseous fuel combustion
  • Solids handling – conveyers, hoppers, pneumatic transport lines
  • Boilers, Incinerators, Process Heaters, Rotary Kilns, Gasifiers and Oxidizers
  • Heat Recovery Units
  • Environmental systems – Scrubbers, Bag Houses, Cyclones &
    Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Fans & Blowers
  • Gas Turbine & Steam Turbine Analysis
  • Air & flue gas duct analysis, Wind box analysis
  • Flare Modeling, Smoke dispersion
  • Pollution control & reduction
  • Customized UDF for multiphase heat transfer and combustion

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Pravin, one of the five members of Board of Directors in Tridiagonal Solutions has proven his expertise in creating, positioning and managing high growth companies. Mr. Jain has completed his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai and Masters in Computer System Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. He has also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He has over 17 years of experience in Technology Entrepreneurship, Business Development and Delivery of Customer Centric Solutions. Pravin’s experience includes acquiring as well as divesting companies. Pravin lived and worked for 14 years in the US, and shifted back to India in the summer of 2006. He has driven, and been accountable for Sales, Marketing, Technology, Delivery and Strategy functions at his previous ventures. Pravin’s previous company grew by over 40x in 6 years and was subsequently divested to Wipro.

Ashish heads the software development activities at Tridiagonal Solutions. He has Post graduate degree in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences from IIT, Kanpur. Ashish is also a founder member of Tridiagonal and his interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Technical Training and Mentoring along with Open Source Software Development. Before founding Tridiagonal, Ashish worked with Fluent for seven years where he looked after product management responsibilities for Catia and FlowLab products.

Dr. Damodaran Vedapuri heads the North American Operations of Tridiagonal Solutions. He obtained his doctorate from Ohio University. Dr. Vedapuri has wide experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Accelerated Corrosion and solving Multiphase Flow Problems of interest to the oil and gas industry. Before joining Tridiagonal, he was employed with SwRI, a premier research lab in the US and at Fluent Inc.

Dr. Damodaran Vedapuri heads the North American Operations of Tridiagonal Solutions. He obtained his doctorate from Ohio University. Dr. Vedapuri has wide experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flow Accelerated Corrosion and solving Multiphase Flow Problems of interest to the oil and gas industry. Before joining Tridiagonal, he was employed with SwRI, a premier research lab in the US and at Fluent Inc.

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