Pump Performance - Analysis of Cavitation Effects with Engineering Simulation in the Cloud
One of the leading causes of performance deterioration of pumps and hydraulic turbines is cavitation, which refers to the formation of vapor bubbles inside the working liquid. Cavitation manifests itself in the form of vibrations, noise, and a drop in pump efficiency, and if left unchecked, it can lead to total equipment failure.
Watch this webinar to learn how you can use the cavitation modeling capability available in SimScale to understand its effect on the performance of a real-life pump. A thorough characterization of the cavitation phenomenon, along with an understanding of the design factors that lead to cavitation, is possible thanks to the practically unlimited computational power of engineering simulation in the cloud.
Our experts demonstrate the step-by-step process of setting up a cavitation simulation in SimScale, including how to recognize cavitating flow and the effect of important design factors influencing the onset of cavitation, such as NPSHR, cavitation number, and inlet sizing.
Senior Application Engineer
With a background in Aeronautical/ Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum, Ajit is a part of SimScale’s Application Engineering Team.
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