|SOLVENT is a computer program for the analysis
of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related processes associated with
ventilation flows in vehicular tunnels. It is based on the
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique for solving the equations
governing the fundamental conservation laws. SOLVENT is designed to
handle a variety of tunnel ventilation systems including longitudinal
ventilation using jet fans, transverse ventilation, and natural ventilation.
For a transverse ventilation system, SOLVENT maintains complete coupling
between the duct systems and the tunnel. It uses a unique approach
based on Flow Network Modeling (FNM) for analyzing the flow and heat
transfer in the supply/exhaust ducts. SOLVENT has been extensively
validated using the test data from the Memorial Tunnel Fire Ventilation
SOLVENT features a user-friendly graphical preprocessor and a robust
and efficient solver. It uses Tecplot as the post-processor. The
preprocessor provides an integrated environment for specifying geometry,
physical models, computational mesh, and solver control parameters.
The solver is based on algorithms with established record of accuracy,
robustness, and stability.
SOLVENT comes packaged with a User's Manual, Reference Manual,
and the MTFVTP Phase IV Report in its entirety. The Phase IV Report
describes the last phase of this historic program and presents the
extensive validation of SOLVENT using the Memorial Tunnel fire tests.