ApplyEd Project - 1

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Category : ApplyEd Projects
Project Code : APP-PRJ-001
Project Subscribers : 10



Category:  ApplyEd Project | Industry:  Automobile 
Complexity:  Beginners |  Degree: Any | Duration:  14 days


Project overview video

Click on this video to get a quick view of what this ApplyEd project is about…


What is this project about?

This project is about CFD analysis applied to intake manifold. In this project you will apply the approach of simulation based design analyses to study the functioning of the existing design of an intake manifold.


What is an intake manifold?

In automotive engineering, an inlet manifold or intake manifold is the part of an engine that supplies the fuel/air mixture to the cylinders. An intake manifold is a system of passages which carry the fuel mixture from the carburetor to the intake valves of the engine. It is used to distribute the fuel into the cylinder ports. If you imagine the car as a human body then the intake manifold is like its lungs. The intake manifold is a series of tubes that distributes the air coming into the engine evenly to each of the cylinders, so that the right amount of air can mix with the right amount of gas. Most internal combustion engines run on a four-stroke process and during the first stroke (called the intake stroke) air from the intake manifold is drawn into each cylinder through a valve or valves. These intake valves are then closed for the other three strokes (compression, combustion and exhaust) and reopen when the cycle starts all over again. The primary role of intake manifold is to ensure that there is enough air available when the valve opens for each intake stroke and that each cylinder gets the same amount of air as the others.


Objective of Project

The main objective of this project is to study the flow distribution within the intake manifold using CFD. The primary aim to answer the question whether flow distribution is uniform or non-uniform.

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Project Details

ApplyEd Project Details

Details of device

The device in this project is the intake manifold. The primary function of this device is to deliver the maximum air to the engine, at a range of speed regimes, subjected to the geometrical, environmental and production restrictions.


Details of geometry

Figure shows the schematic of geometry to be considered for this project. LearnCAx will provide you the required geometry files. The geometry is self-explanatory. The intake manifold contains one inlet and multiple outlets.


Problem descriptionis

As shown in the above geometry the intake manifold has one inlet and four outlets. Air is flowing at velocity of 18 m/s from the inlet. You will need to simulate the air flow inside the intake manifold and determine whether the given design of intake manifold is capable of producing uniform or equal flow distribution to all four outlet ports. If the design the not capable of producing uniform or equal flow distribution you will need to find out how is the unequal flow distribution and also suggest design modifications which may lead to equal or uniform flow distribution. You can also provide proof from simulation in support of your suggested design modifications.


Project assumptions

The project problem considers various assumptions. These assumptions are related to physics as well as geometry or design. Below are certain assumptions which are part of this project:

  • The CFD simulation can be assumed as steady state problem
  • Material properties can be considered as constant
  • Thermal modeling can be neglected.


Project prerequisites

For this project you need to be familiar with the graphic user interface and general usage of ANSYS FLUENT software for CFD analysis.


Project deliverables

As part of deliverables of this project you will submit the result files as well as project report. Once the project is completed, student has to submit the project report to CCTech who offered the project. The findings from the CFD simulation will be used by CCTech for their future work. A panel of LearnCAx and CCTech team does the review of work done by student. So, the following deliverables are expected from the student.

  • Project Report:  A project is closed only after student submits the report and it gets reviewed by review panel. The report should be in word format and expect to provide the project details starting from the problem description, validation case details, & results, CFD domain, meshing details, solution strategy, solver set-up, results, and conclusion at the end. An overview of the expected content is provided below:
    • Introduction: A brief introduction to the project domain along with the need for the study is expected in this section.
    • Project Overview: In this section, explain in detail about the project or the problem and also specify the objective of the problem.
    • Validation Case Details: This will showcase results of validation study. Validation should be preferably carried out with experimental results or with validated CFD results of a similar stirred tank problem. The report should include details about the reference paper, problem definition, geometry, mesh, solver setup, results, and the learnings from the validation study.
    • CFD Domain: Student can add images of the given CAD model and extracted CFD domain after cleanup.
    • Meshing: Provide details about the type of mesh used, cell count, mesh quality, images of surface mesh and cut plane showing volume mesh.
    • Boundary Conditions: Details of boundary conditions and various assumption used for deriving boundary conditions should be included
    • Solver Set-up: Details about the turbulence model, turbomachinery flow model, and numerical discretization schemes used to capture the flow physics should be provided.
    • Results: This section of the report may have details of convergence, machine run time, and most importantly the CFD results. Results include both qualitative and quantitative. The results should be provided for all three studies along with the main validation study.
    • Conclusion: Finally end the report with a summary or conclusion of the result analysis. Files to be submitted: All the necessary files related to this project are to be submitted to the company for their future reference. This includes both ANSYS ICEMCFD and ANSYS FLUENT associated files, as listed below. Geometry : .tin file Blocking : .blk file Mesh : .uns file Simulation : .cas and .dat for all simulation in all the three studies Journal files used for saving images : .jou (if any)


Project inputs

As inputs for this project you will receive below details and files from LearnCAx.

  • Geometry files if any
  • Mesh files if any
  • Document highlighting the project statement & necessary inputs like material properties, boundary conditions etc.
  • Document with tentative timeline for the project


Expected Project timeline

Depending upon the complexity of the project every ApplyEd project will have different timeline for completion. Once you enroll for an ApplyEd project your instructor will provide you with a timeline document which will have a tentative timeline for your ApplyEd project. You can interact with your Instructor to setup project specific goals and target dates to ensure that you are able to follow the tentative timeline. Following is the approximate estimate for project timeline for different categories of project complexities:

  • Project Complexity Level: Beginners // Project timeline: 2 weeks
  • Project Complexity Level: Experienced // Project timeline: 4 weeks
  • Project Complexity Level: Expert // Project timeline: 6 weeks


What will you learn?

Through this project you will learn how to handle intake manifold CFD analysis. You will apply your CFD knowledge on a real world intake manifold design. You will also learn how to use CFD results to evaluate design performance.


How does this project enhance your CFD experience?

As you will directly apply CFD analysis to an industrial level intake manifold design, this project can greatly enhance your CFD experience in automotive field.


Who can take this project?

This project is ideally suitable for students and industry professionals who want to improve or enhance their CFD experience. The candidate applying for this project can have any background of engineering or science. This project can be taken by undergraduate, graduate students as well as industry professionals. The candidate enrolling for this project should have experience in using ANSYS FLUENT software for basic fluid flow and heat transfers CFD simulation.

Learning Tutorial

ApplyEd Project Learning Tutorial

What is the learning tutorial with this project?

This ApplyEd project contains one learning tutorial in video format. The aim of the tutorial is to provide you with a simple process experience before you handle the actual ApplyEd project. You can watch the video as many times as you want. The tutorial will help you review your knowledge of software process for handling a simple curved pipe flow analysis using ANSYS FLUENT. You will also get input files for practicing this tutorial on your own. During the tutorial practice if you encounter any problems or doubts, the LearnCAx Instructor is there to help you.


Details of the learning tutorial

The learning tutorial is based on CFD analysis of flow distribution in a curved pipe. In this tutorial you will learn how to conduct a CFD simulation to determine flow distribution in a curved pipe or channel. The tutorial will briefly explain different steps involved in setup of such a CFD simulation in Ansys Fluent software. The tutorial will also explain some post processing steps.


Duration of the learning tutorial

The duration of the learning tutorial video is XX minutes.


Tutorial input files

In order to help you practice the tutorial problem on your own LearnCAx will provide you with input files for practice. These will include following files: Geometry files if any Mesh files if any Tutorial Guide which will have all details like tutorial problem, step by step instructions & necessary inputs like material properties, boundary conditions etc


Learning outcome

This tutorial will help review your software skills. It will show you a quick view of importance software modules and steps which you can use later on during the actual project. You can treat this as a practice for the actual project but will less complexity.


ApplyEd Project Certification

After successful completion of the ApplyEd project, you will get a certificate issued by LearnCAx. This industrial project certificate will add a great value in your and will greatly enhance your CFD experience and career graph. Before LearnCAx awards you the ApplyEd project certificate your project performance will go through a rigorous review process set by LearnCAx. A review team will grade your work and assign grading out of 10. LearnCAx will award a project completion certificate with acquired grade. Below is a sample certificate.


ApplyEd Project FAQ

1. What is ApplyEd project?of the learning tutorial

An ApplyEd project aims to enhance CFD software knowledge by using CFD hands-on project. In simple words this is a learning product which will help you enhance your CFD skills by doing instructor assisted CFD hands-on projects.


2. How do you pronounce ApplyEd project?

‘Apply-Ed’; it is a play on the words Apply plus Ed(ucation). So ‘Apply-Ed’ simply means apply your education by doing projects.


3. How is ApplyEd project different from any CFD video tutorial found over the internet?

ApplyEd project is a complete learning plus hands-on project package and not just a tutorial or video demo. If you complete an ApplyEd project successfully it will greatly add to your CFD skill set as you will practice and produce project results using your CFD knowledge.


4. How is ApplyEd project different from LearnCAx mentor program?

LearnCAx mentor program is academic project based program which focusses on a single large project. LearnCAx mentor program also includes access to LearnCAx courses. Whereas ApplyEd project program is based on offering leanring or practice opportunity by doing instructor assisted CFD projects. It does not include any access to LearnCAx courses.


5. How much does it cost to enroll in an ApplyEd project?

ApplyEd projects can cost from USD 50 to USD 200 depending upon the project duration and complexity level.


6. Is there a project interview?

Yes. Before awarding the ApplyEd project certificate a panel of experts from LearnCAx will conduct your interview. Your performance in this interview will also be included in your grade evaluation.


7. How can I get the most out of ApplyEd project?

The best way to extract maximum output from ApplyEd project is to practice the tutorial with the project, conduct extra reading suggested by the Instructor and present quality results of the ApplyEd project. You can also ask questions to the Instructor which will form a reference material for your future career growth or job interview.


8. How do I get answers to questions I have related to ApplyEd project?

You can ask questions related to ApplyEd project to your dedicated Instructor using two modes of interaction: Email Web based live conference sessions


9. Who are the ApplyEd project Instructors?

ApplyEd project Instructors are industry professionals with CFD experience ranging from one to twelve years in various CFD applications.


10. How can ApplyEd project Instructor help me learn more effectively?

You can ask technical questions related to ApplyEd project as well as questions related to project planning and presentation of CFD results.


11. What kinds of questions can I ask the Instructors?

You can ask technical questions related to ApplyEd project as well as questions related to project planning and presentation of CFD results.


12. Can I request a specific Instructor?

The No, Instructors are allocated based on project domain and availability.


13. What hours are the Instructor available?

Instructor are available to respond to emails during working hours of 9 AM to 6 PM IST from Monday to Friday except local holidays.


14. What is the maximum time I can spend with an Instructor?

An instructor will spend total 6 hours of live web conference sessions during an ApplyEd project. If you require any additional sessions you will have to take prior appointment at additional cost.


15. How are certificates awarded?

Certificates are awarded after rigorous review process by a panel of experts from LearnCAx.


16. What is the format of certificate?

In an effort to be environment friendly LearnCAx has started an initiative of awarded certificates in e-format. These are verified certificates which can be used by you in future professional purpose.


17. Can I ask for hardcopy certificates?

Yes. You can ask for hardcopy certificates by payment of additional cost of shipment.


18. How does doing an ApplyEd project help me in career?

Doing an ApplyEd project is a way of enhance your CFD knowledge and skillset. Many students or industry professional who learn CFD software lack experience of doing a CFD projects. Also there are no platforms which provide a way to gain experience in doing CFD project as well as earn a certificate for the same. ApplyEd project gives an opportunity to you to show that you can successfully conduct CFD projects of industrial level. Thus it will directly enhance your career growth by increasing your skills and capability and providing a representation for the same.


19. How does doing an ApplyEd project help me in my job search?

By doing an ApplyEd project of industrial level you can gain experience in conducting CFD projects. Once you have such an experience you can confidently undergo the selection process where such a CFD project experience is required during the application process.


20. Are there any system requirement for enrolling into ApplyEd project?

You must have a windows operating system with internet connection of video streaming quality and speed.


21. Should I have any software access to enroll for an ApplyEd project?

Yes. You must have software access to the required CFD software mentioned in the ApplyEd project details.


22. Do I need to know any software before I enroll for an ApplyEd project?

Yes. You must know how to operate the required CFD software before you start the ApplyEd project.


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