Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a powerful and affordable tool to enable deep understanding of and to design various industrial flow processes such as combustion in boiler furnaces, chemical reactors and other mixing processes. VTT offers a wide range of expertise in CFD modelling and simulation of combustion and other industrial processes and equipment. The development and computationally efficient implementation of models describing the relevant physical and chemical phenomena is an essential part of our research work.
Metabolic modeling can be an important tool in the development of microbial strains capable of high efficiency production of chemicals or proteins. At VTT we are able to reconstruct gapless metabolic networks for several related species at once using the CoReCo algorithm. To ensure the high quality of the models we created an unique database containing only atom and electron balanced reactions.
Identification of novel enzymes with specific function by conducting homology based database searches.
Modelling and simulation is a present-day way to understand and improve processes to meet the increasing efficiency, safety and environmental demands. Simulation has become an important enabling technology in decision-making, engineering and operation, covering the whole life span of a production system.
Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is a systematic and comprehensive methodology to assess the risks of complex systems. PRA is an essential part of the safety management in safety-critical industries, such as the nuclear industry, power production, process industry and transportation. PRA provides vital information to evaluate the importance of critical functions, identify weaknesses in technological systems, and optimise and balance design, operation and maintenance. In the nuclear domain, PRA is used to continuously find ways to improve safety, justify plant modifications, optimise annual maintenance revisions and fulfil regulations.
To gain further benefit around the use of SULCA there are various kind of services and expertise available.
To achieve most beneficial use of SULCA and services supported by it, a multidesign approach can be applied (figure below). We provide comprehensive sustainability assessment services with over 20 years of experience, and offer our customers information on their environmental impacts and overall environmental performance. Our expertise is in finding optimisation potentials of new products, industrial processes and technologies. We cover environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability.
Training on the use of the SULCA software is available from the supplier. Training of SULCA software can be one day or more, and can be ordered along the purchase of the licences of SULCA or separately. The training is provided by VTT LCA expert and it can take place either at Customer’s place or at VTT . The content (e.g. SULCA basics, example cases and/or customer’s cases), place and time should be agreed together in more detail.
Model checking is an efficient formal method for the verification of hardware and software designs. Based on model checking, VTT offers a service for verifying that automation system software design fulfils stated requirements. The difference to more common verification methods (like testing or simulation) is that all the possible executions of the system model are taken into account. Exhaustive analysis means that hidden design errors can be found in systems that have already undergone verification through conventional means.