Thermal Turbomachinery

Reducing fuel burn is a key objective of aircraft engine design as well as gas turbine design. Steam turbine designers are also challenged to deliver high-efficiency machines. Low emissions are required to satisfy growing public environmental concerns and increased government legislation.

The operational target is reduced maintenance costs with increased flexibility. Regulators demand improved safety. With more renewables on the grid, power generation machines must start up/shutdown quickly and offer increased operating range.

Designers must improve the operating characteristics of all key components, which means improving aerodynamic efficiencies, increasing power density, managing higher temperatures, supporting greater loads and reducing weight, all while increasing operational life.

ANSYS multiphysics simulation software contributes greatly to fuel-efficient designs. ANSYS CFD and associated turbo tools enable high aerodynamic efficiency flow paths and combustors. Used in conjunction with ANSYS structural tools, high-fidelity aeromechanic analysis ensures reliable bladed components, optimized for weight, strength, durability and efficiency. Multi-spool rotating assemblies can be optimized with ANSYS rotordynamics simulation software.