February 11, 2021
Rotating Machinery Demo & Discussion Series
February 11, 2021
Francis water turbines are the modern equivalent of water wheels that have been used over centuries for power generation. These devices are becoming essential for an environmentally-friendly and clean source of power and thus have evolved into complex designs that need to meet certain requirements in terms of performance and power output. This requires an ongoing optimization of the design of different components. Fluid flow simulation (CFD) is an alternative to complex, conventional development processes consisting of design development, prototype construction, and experimental validation.
In this demo, you will learn how the SimScale cloud-based simulation platform enables any engineer to leverage the potential of CFD for their projects in the field of Rotating Machinery and learn how to analyze and optimize the design and performance of a Francis water turbine.
With a background in CFD for mechanical design in the Automotive/Aerospace industry and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon university; Anirudh is part of the application engineering team at SimScale.
“When I started with SimScale, I knew from my previous experience how simulations are structured and work, but I had forgotten some details over the years. The great tutorials, documentation, and personal conversations with support have brought me up to date within 2 months of using SimScale. I am now well versed and use SimScale even with smaller problems to confirm my pre-calculations and to quickly compare design studies.”
“With the simulations done on SimScale, we characterized the valve (original goal), and gained much greater insight into the interaction between the valve and the fluid at each valve position. This will help us provide a better analysis in the future. SimScale has proved to be for the firm a flexible and scalable tool, which was critical for a HUBZone firm like ours.”
SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation. By providing instant access to computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application only available to experts in large companies to a user-friendly web application, accessible to any designer and engineer in the world.