Automated Tip Clearance Meshing

For blades with clearances at the shroud, or even at the hub, ANSYS TurboGrid provides a solution. Users can specify the amount of tip clearance in numerous ways: for example, as a percentage of span or at a specified distance from the hub or shroud. The grid in the tip can be either matching or nonmatching along the center of the blade thickness, ensuring optimal grid quality and accurate prediction of blade tip flow.

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 Tip clearance mesh detail near leading edge of radial compressor