March 6 - 8, 2017 | Berlin
LEADING ENGINEERING SIMULATION CONFERENCE
Turbomachinery forms an essential part of many mechanical equipment systems and accounts for a significant portion of global industrial energy usage. Not surprisingly then, engineers are constantly searching for innovative ways to increase the efficiency of these power transmission devices.
This presentation illustrates a new and completely automated workflow for discovering better turbomachinery designs faster through the combined use of three best-in-class engineering design & simulation software products: TURBOdesign 1 (TD1) STAR-CCM+ and HEEDS.
In this design exploration study, 13 blade design variables were included, 400 different fan designs were evaluated during ~30 hours of wall time, and dozens of “better designs” were discovered compared to the baseline design – including one for which Power Consumption was decreased 20.8%, Pressure Gradient was increased 20.5%, and Fan Efficiency was improved from 49.0% to 74.9%.