AFT Titan is built on and includes all of the modeling building tools and analysis capabilities of AFT Arrow. Models of compressible piping systems may be developed and analyzed within AFT Titan as in AFT Arrow. Model files developed within either AFT Arrow or AFT Titan may be opened by the other application. Please refer to tthe AFT Arrow pages for a description of of these modeling capabilities.
In addition to these powerful analysis and modeling simulation capabilities, AFT Arrow employs IntelliFlow® determine optimal pipe and equipment sizes that will meet system performance requirements at minimum cost.
What is IntelliFlow IntelliFlow combines powerful network pipe flow analysis algorithms with state-of-the-art numerical optimization algorithms to intelligently evaluatethe complex interaction of system design variables. The system design is repeatedly perturbed and re-analyzed to define the shape of the design space, revealing combinations of design parameters that minimize cost. Design constraints specified by the engineer direct the search in areas that satisfy design requirements such as pressure, velocity and compressor pressure rise. Searching continues until an optimum design is found, which is then presented to the user.
Selected through Optimization Control, AFT Titan will perform either and Engineering Optimization or a Cost Optimization.
Engineering optimizations will determine optimal pipe sizes to minimize one of the following as selected by the user:
Pipe plus fluid weight
Pipe surface area
Cost optimizations will determine optimal pipe and component sizes to minimize:
Initial, or non-recurring costs (materials, installation), or
Life cycle cost, the sum of non-recurring and recurring costs (energy, maintenance)
Operating Systems: Windows 7