Brilliant is a general multi-physics CFD and FEM tool for simulation of flow and heat transport, including chemical reactions and solid materials.
All equations representing the relevant physical phenomena and processes are fully coupled and solved simultaneously, on the same geometrical model. This approach ensures that dependencies between physical processes and phenomena are taken care of, e.g. the flow in a pipe and the flow’s influence on the pipe wall and material, and vice versa.
We have developed a unique gridding system, allowing one-to-many relations between control volumes. This is very efficient when it comes to performing simulations on large geometries.
Together with Haug Technology, we have developed our own thermodynamic library – ThermoProp – with equations of state for hydrocarbon components and a dedicated model for water. We have also developed a model for CO2. The models are implemented in ThermoProp which is integrated with Brilliant.
Brilliant also includes a material property library for solid materials. The library includes various steel qualities and thermal insulation (passive fire protection) materials.
Brilliant is an object-oriented system implemented in C++.