Flow Rates and Velocity
CFD enables you to predict the 3D flow field distribution for your fan design and determine the output velocities and flow rates for different operating conditions.
Static and Total Pressure
Analyze existing designs to determine the static and total pressure rise of the fan. Optimize current fan and blade designs to improve their performance.
Acting Forces and Moments
Calculate the aerodynamic forces and moments acting on the rotor to determine the torque for various flow rates and RPMs.
Evaluate the static and total fan efficiency for an existing design at different flow rates to determine the peak operating condition. Analyze the designs and based on the results, make improvements for increasing efficiency and costs saving.
Investigate fan designs and determine their performance in terms of static and total pressure rise for a range of operating flow rates. The performance curves obtained are key indicators for deciding whether the design meets the requirements or needs optimization.
Determine the net torque on the rotor due to aerodynamic forces for a range of operating revolutions per minute (RPMs).
This simulation was performed on a centrifugal radial compact fan with forward curved impeller that is used for electronics cooling applications such as thermal management for infotainment, IT and telecom systems. Its purpose was to predict the fan's aerodynamic performance and identify areas for design optimization.
Tangential fans are widely used throughout the HVAC and electronics industries; they produce a fairly two-dimension flow, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The design objective is to obtain maximum flow across the fan, while maintaining lowest possible levels of vibration by finding the maximum displacements expected.
I have used a lot of simulation packages over the past 25 years, including Nastran, Ansys, SolidWorks, and a whole host of others. I have been using SimScale for about nine months now and it has become my goto simulation tool. It allows me to run models larger than I have ever conceived on my own workstation.
Mechanical Engineer at MSA, United States