Best of Turbomachinery
Turbomachinery applications play a significant role in most industries: power generation, oil and gas, aeronautics, HVAC, chemical processing, healthcare and automotive. Rotating equipment companies increasingly leverage engineering simulation to build in efficiency as they reduce emissions, fuel burn and time to market. This special issue of ANSYS Advantage includes many examples of leading companies that leverage engineering simulation to develop high-performing and reliable rotating machinery.
EDITORIALAs Equipment Rotates, So Goes the World
Turbomachinery design has become a series of trade-offs that include efficiency, durability, cost, fuel burn and time to market.
CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORSPushing the Envelope
CFD simulation contributes to increasing the operating envelope of a centrifugal compressor stage.
The ANSYS integrated turbomachinery design platform enabled a rotating machinery company to design a centrifugal compressor with a potential for 2 to 5 percent energy savings during wastewater treatment operations.
BEST PRACTICES1, 2, 3 Turbocharged Efficiency
Specialized advanced simulation tools optimize turbochargers for increased power and fuel efficiency.
THOUGHT LEADERForce of Nature
Head of R&D Engineering Methods Mirjam Sick discusses how engineering simulation has supported ANDRITZ HYDRO's groundbreaking design efforts for the past 25 years — and looks toward the future of simulation in her industry.
FLUID–MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATIONShaking All Over
Multiphysics simulation solves a vibration issue in a Francis turbine.
Simulation-driven development increases pump efficiency and reduces product development time at one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers.
TurbomachineryWeaving In and Out
Turbines need to run at very high temperatures to reduce fuel burn, but they require internal cooling to maintain structural integrity and meet service-life requirements.
THOUGHT LEADERPowered by Innovation
Known for game-changing product innovations, Pratt & Whitney has relied on engineering simulation to fuel its design process for over 35 years. Al Brockett, former vice president of engineering module centers, discusses the role of robust design in delivering revolutionary new products with a high degree of confidence.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSEBreaking the Code
Turbomeca reduces development time by using ANSYS SCADE Suite for helicopter engine control software development.
OPTIMIZE MROPassing the Test
By modeling Lufthansa Technik’s highly complex test cell, engineers can apply those results to the jet engine itself and obtain test results that are very close to what the engine will experience in its operating environment.
By employing simulation, a consulting firm optimizes the design of an innovative tidal current power generator to produce four times as much power as for earlier designs
Thought LeaderGenerating Innovation
A world leader in small hydropower systems and engine cooling pumps, Gilkes built a long history of success based on proven products. In 2013, executives recognized that, to maintain leadership, product innovation was needed. By building in-house expertise in engineering simulation, the company is re-inventing its product line, both quickly and cost-effectively. This successful 162-year-old business has a few lessons for other companies targeting major innovation.
ANALYSIS TOOLSFast, Accurate Simulations for Fuel Combustion Applications
The acquisition of Reaction Design broadens the ANSYS simulation offering with industry-leading chemistry solvers to advance clean engine and fuel technologies
HEALTHCAREHeart to Heart
Multiphysics systems simulation leads to better understanding of a smaller artificial heart design.