The Manifold Flow Predictor (MFP) is a web application that simulates Newtonian fluid flow through a manifold with one inlet and multiple outlets. The MFP allows a user to upload computer aided design (CAD) files describing the manifold geometry and specify the input fluid properties, boundary conditions, and number of simulation steps. The MFP performs a series of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) calculations to predict the fluid pressure and velocity at each manifold outlet. In addition, the user is provided with interactive visualizations of pressure gradients within the manifold. The CFD calculations are performed using OpenFOAM, an open source CFD software package. The MFP was developed by Procter & Gamble, hosted by the Ohio Supercomputer Center, and deployed as an on-demand cloud product by Nimbis Services.
The Startup Package: All new users of the Manifold Flow Predictor will begin with the Startup Package. The Startup Package is a low-cost, low-risk, entry-point solution for new users unfamiliar with the use and application of the Manifold Flow Predictor. The package includes 5,000 core hours of compute time at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and eight hours of OSC technical support in the use of the application including use case analysis, problem configuration, and job results analysis and interpretation. The duration of the service is 90 calendar days from the date your order is placed. Job sessions are opened and controlled entirely through your account dashboard in your web browser.
The price includes 5,000 core hours of compute time and 8 hours of technical support by email and phone. The service begins when the order is placed and ends after 90 calendar days.
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