Breath of Fresh Air

As a developer of turbochargers, Cummins Turbo Technologies has wrestled with — and now resolved — running full-stage simulation to ultimately deliver a better product. The enormous size of turbocharger simulation models, averaging 8 million elements for the compressor stage and 12 million for the turbine stage, previously made it impossible to run full-stage simulations as part of the normal design process. ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software plays a critical role in the design process by enabling Cummins engineers to evaluate a wide range of design alternatives to optimize performance prior to building a product or even a prototype.

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