Integrated Initial Sizing
A selection of meanline design tools from PCA Engineers is included with ANSYS BladeModeler software: ANSYS Vista CCD for centrifugal compressors, ANSYS Vista RTD for radial turbines, ANSYS Vista CPD for centrifugal pumps and ANSYS Vista AFD for axial fans. Given the machine duty — mass flow, pressure ratio, etc. — and geometric constraints, the program will configure the blade geometry and provide essential non-dimensional performance parameters including specific speed and specific flow. The blade geometry is output directly for use in ANSYS BladeModeler.