Computational Fluid Dynamics,
or CFD, uses advanced computer software to model the flow
of fluids through a processing facility. The fluid may be
in liquid, gas or loose particle form, or a combination of
Using computer simulation a wide range of variations in
physical design and operational parameters can be tested
and refined until a set which gives optimum performance is
The broad application of CFD to new and existing plant in
the mineral processing, metal production and energy
industries has the potential to save companies many
millions of dollars per year.
CSIRO CFD Group is
Australia's leading team of CFD researchers in the
minerals, processing, and power generation industries.
Examples of our CFD work, including animation of results,
can be found here,
while a detailed publication
list is also available. More information about
our work and capabilities can be found here.
Since 1997 we have run seven international conferences
covering work using CFD to model processes in the minerals
and process industries. Use the links at left to access
CFD conference proceedings online, and find out about our
conference CFD 2024.
In 2009 CSIRO organised a Cutting
Edge Science Symposium on Multi-scale Modelling for
Industrial Flow Systems with the aim of bring
workers and interested parties from around the world
together. Further information on the symposium is