Flow trajectories (arrows) and temperature profile (colour code) of the coolant within a Bismuth bombardment target.
Heat and flow calculations of complex systems are now performed at iThemba LABS using the FloEFD package for which staff from DSP, INIT and ACCELL were trained on a three day course. The software tool is integrated within the CAD package Solid Edge used for 3D modelling of mechanical designs. Optimisations can now be performed prior to manufacturing to minimise manufacturing time and costs. The picture is an example of such calculation for an early design of a bismuth bombardment target. An animation indicating flow trajectories and temperature profile can be found at: https://youtu.be/ww0pZz84muc