Turbomachinery manufacturers need to meet many challenges arising from rising fuel costs, emission legislation and global competition. Turbomachinery customers require more efficient products at reasonable costs. Designers are being asked to achieve significant development advancements while also shortening design cycles. In this webinar, we will show how by seamlessly integrating 3D Inverse Design method TURBOdesign1 into Ansys Workbench, turbomachinery designers can rapidly develop breakthrough designs that meet difficult multi-objective, multi-point and multi-disciplinary requirements.
Franklin Electric aimed to improve the efficiency and cavitation performance of their high specific speed pump range pump stage. The baseline design had already high efficiency and reasonable cavitation performance but the aim was to improve this further. But the key was to come up with a design quickly. In order to achieve this ambitious target, they used TURBOdesign LinkWB to optimize the impeller and then TURBOdesign Volute to design the volute for the optimized impeller.
"By using TURBOdesign within Ansys Workbench, we’ve been able to obtain CFD results on hundreds of impellers literally overnight."
Gabriel Davila, Development Engineer, Franklin Electric
This joint webinar with ANSYS will discuss how the advantages of 3D inverse design based optimization, how TURBOdesign integrates seamlessly with ANSYS workbench for automatic optimization and a case study example of how Franklin Electric has used the coupled solution of TURBOdesign1 together with Ansys Workbench for optimization of centrifugal pumps.