Researchers employ the use of computational resources within the IR4TD and the University to create complex models that can simulate processes like paint spray atomization, paint transfer efficiency, air flow in overspray paint particles, and curing of painted surfaces. Using the University IBM clusters and super computer along with the computational models based on fluid dynamics, heat transfer and chemical reactions can be simulated within reasonable time scales. These computational results help to provide insight for improving the performance of overspray paint capturing, paint transfer efficiency, and paint curing efficiency
The CFD facility has the following: 32-way Linux cluster. Each node in the cluster consists of two 2.8 GHz Pentium Xeon processors, 4 GB of RAM, and dual 74 GB Ultra320 SCSI HDs under RAID 1 for fault tolerance, featuring both fast GigE over copper and Myrinet interconnect.