Simulating and Optimizing Reaction Forces in Product Design using CFD
On-demand Web Seminar
This complimentary web seminar will focus on how concurrent CFD can be used to predict the working performance of a potential pre-manufactured product. By using CFD that is fully embedded in CAD, early in the design process to simulate the products design, the engineer can make sure the design meets all specification requirements, reducing the number of costly prototypes and potential product recalls.
For this event the presenter will focus on how concurrent CFD can be used to predict the working performance of a rotary pump. Important factors when designing a rotary pump are the induced axial forces, cavitational effects and the pump characteristic curve.
The presenter will demonstrate how concurrent CFD is used to visualize cavitational forces in and around the designs impeller. This enables an engineer to analyze and optimize their design while still in their familiar MCAD environment, resulting in better, more reliable products in a shortened time scale. In addition to predicting the pumping performance for a given rotational speed or impeller design this presentation will demonstrate how CFD analysis can increase the longevity of the pump through the determination of proper bearing requirements and the reduction of cavitation, a major cause of wear and failure in this industry.
What You Will Learn
- Predict axial forces and areas of cavitation
- Perform fluid flow analysis using a FloEFD wizard and familiar CAD interface
- Visualize flow distributions in a virtual 3D environment with a rotating impeller
- Understand the impact of design changes and how it can affect performance
- Efficient ways to share results with design teams and customers
About the Presenter
Nate Hanlon achieved his Mechanical Engineering Degree from San Jose State University in May 2007. Nate has spent the last 3 years working for Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics Ltd) specializing in the application of CFD to the design of the built environment and electronic equipment. Prior to this he worked as a lab technician for Comair Rotron in San Diego CA.
Currently, Nate is a Consultant Engineer in the engineering team of the Mechanical Analysis Division, where he works with Mentor Graphics CFD tools to perform thermal and airflow analysis on a wide range of engineering problems including electronic systems, data centers and clean rooms. Nate is also the Mechanical Lead at Mentor Graphics' San Jose based Thermal Test Facility.
Who Should View
- Design Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Product Design Managers
- Engineers who are currently using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire and are interested in a CAD-embedded analysis solution
Design and Engineering Consultancy, Voxdale, talk about why they use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as part of their design work flow. Examples of their work in the Process and Manufacturing Industries...…View On-demand Web Seminar
Learn how FloEFD can be used to simulate an LED spotlight module with forced convection.…View Product Demo
Demonstration how users of Siemens NX MCAD software can benefit from the addition of Mentor Graphics’ FloEFD for NX concurrent CFD software into their everyday workflow.…View On-demand Web Seminar
Other Related Resources
White Paper: With every Kelvin increase in temperature, the risk of avionic component failure increases. For civil and military applications, the thermal characteristics of avionic components directly influence overall...…View White Paper
Success Story: Airbus UK uses Flowmaster, 1D fluid system, to provide fast and accurate results that help them to focus on critical rig testing before flight testing commences.…View Success Story
Success Story: Using FloEFD, engineers at Bronswerk Heat Transfer BV were able to make a breakthrough in the design of their powerful cooling fan systems needed to chill the gas or oil as it emerges from the well heads.…View Success Story