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Ansys Blademodeler
3D Blade Modeling Software

Ansys Blademodeler is a powerful yet easy-to use-blade modeling software.

Specialized Rotating Machine Software

Accelerate your blade design to CAD process

Ansys Blademodeler assists in designing all varieties of rotating machinery. This blade design software gives you complete 3D geometry modeling control and even allows for non-bladed equipment to be imported from other CAD software (all major CAD vendors are compatible).

  • Interactive Blade Design
    Interactive Blade Design
  • Quickly Parameterize and Optimize Blade Designs
    Quickly Parameterize and Optimize Blade Designs
  • Integrated with Other Ansys Products
    Integrated with Other Ansys Products
  • Built-in 1D Design Tools
    Built-in 1D Design Tools
Accelerate your blade design to CAD process

Quick Specs

Ansys BladeModeler has built-in 1D tools to go from aerodynamic duty to a blade design. BladeModeler defines your design as a number of 2D sketches allowing you to immediately generate a full 3D design.

  • Vista AFD
  • Vista RTD
  • Cut-offs and Trims
  • Vista CCD
  • Hub Metal
  • Tip Clearances
  • Vista CPD
  • Blade Fillets
  • Thickness Distributions

Optimizing Automotive Turbochargers

Engineers utilize Ansys Blademodeler to develop a new compressor, using features from simple 2-D analyses to highly sophisticated Multiphysics 3-D simulation.

Ansys Blademodeler

“A key advantage is that the complete design process…and structural analysis are all performed within a single environment. This streamlined approach reduces engineering effort and time.”

Turbochargers are increasingly used in automotive applications to downsize energy capacity without compromising performance. For any design cycle, time and efficiency are key aspects for success. Ansys Blademodeler allows you to streamline a blade design utilizing just a single piece of software. Starting with just a few parameters (pressure ratio, mass flow, rotational speed, etc.), the software then calculates a 1-D geometry, giving you a well-crafted starting point for 3-D modeling.

Once the 3-D geometry is optimized, you’ll have the freedom to calculate an inviscid equation of motion and full 3-D flow simulation all within the same gas turbine blade design program software. Having all these features in the same place allows you to quickly analyze and tweak your design, making the overall process much quicker and efficient.

July 2021

What's New

Elastic Licensing Support
Elastic Licensing Support

Ansys BladeModeler now supports elastic licensing, allowing you to solve end-to-end blade design workflows on the Ansys Cloud.


View all Applications
Gas Turbines

Gas Turbines

Ansys gas turbine simulation solution enables you to design and optimize the next generation of gas turbines.

Rotating Machinery

Rotating Machinery

Ansys rotating machinery simulation helps you to improve your designs of fans, pumps, and compressors by increasing efficiency, safety and durability.

Blademodeler applications

Ansys BladeModeler Provides Full Design Control and Analysis

Ansys BladeModeler is fully integrated into the Ansys Workbench platform to give you powerful options for defining the workflow and connecting to different applications in your design process with simple drag-and-drop actions. This user-friendly program allows you to directly transfer designs to throughflow analysis using Ansys Vista TF or to mesh generation with the Ansys TurboGrid tool. Helping to make all analysis tools very accessible to optimize your design time.


Key Features

Streamline your blade modeling and analysis using all the tools Ansys BladeModeler offers.

  • 1-D Mean line Design
  • Turbo-designer Language
  • Flank Milling
  • Full 3-D CAD Solid Model
  • Complex Fillets
  • Ansys Workbench Integration

Start with a few of your own defined parameters (pressure ratio, mass flow rotational speed, gas properties, geometric constraints) and the software will calculate a 3-D blade geometry and calculates aerodynamic performance parameters. It will also provide you with a meridional view of the impeller. 

Ansys BladeModeler uses the turbo-designer language to help make complex 3D blade geometries. Allowing users to control blade angles and thickness on 2D span-wise layers.

Allows user to control flank milling lines for manufacturing.

Ansys BladeModeler allows you to easily import other non-blade components from all major third-party CAD vendors. All components such as hub metal, blade fillets and cutoffs can be also be defined within the software. From there they can be quickly exported and ready for simulation.

Users can create constant radius roller-ball fillets and detailed variable radius fillets.

Ansys Workbench integration allows you to streamline your turbomachinery workflow from blade design all the way to post-processing and design exploration and parametric studies.

Ansys software is accessible

It's vital to Ansys that all users, including those with disabilities, can access our products. As such, we endeavor to follow accessibility requirements based on the US Access Board (Section 508), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the current format of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

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