Reliable Blading Development with Aeromechanics Simulation
Aeromechanics simulation is essential to the development of high performance turbomachinery blading. It accounts for the complex interactions between the fluid and the bladed components for all turbomachinery types. It is particularly important to the compressor design or turbine design process. The objective is to better optimize product performance while protecting it against real-life failure modes to improve machine safety and reliability. The safe operating range of the machine is determined by simulation across the full machine operating map.
CFD is closely integrated with stress and dynamics simulation for modal, flutter and forced response analysis, including tuned and mistuned configurations. For some components, blade icing may be a concern. Fortunately, advanced physical models are now available for simulation of this phenomenon.