Broaden Machine Operating Range
The industrial equipment industry pushes turbomachinery to the limit in terms of reliability, efficiency and operating range. The list of requirements is long: increased surge margin, improved stability at low flow, increased overload, increased range of inlet conditions, harsh environment, rapid startup and shutdown, variable speed operation, range of fluid types, cavitation margin, etc.
ANSYS provides the broad range of tools and physics capabilities needed to develop robust machines. Turbomachinery-specific tools and operating modes enable rapid primary flow-path development including aerodynamics, mechanical, combustion and thermal simulation. Advanced cavitation models predict cavitation breakdown for hydraulic machinery. Tools are available for fast and accurate thermal simulation, including all modes of heat transfer and thermal stress effects. Aeromechanic models provide assessment of blade flutter and forced response. The software’s comprehensive rotordynamics capabilities assess machine stability, including support structure interactions and effects.