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CFD Analysis of Turbomachinery


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Learn the practical use of Ansys TurboSystem tools for design, simulation, and optimization of radial and axial flow machines. This training is offered as a 2-day course.

2 days

Basic knowledge of Ansys CFD

Software used
Ansys CFD

  • Use of the Ansys TurboSystem tools for radial and axial flow machines
  • Design, simulation and evaluation of fluid power machines
  • Learn the workflow tasks by using them in practice
  • Knowledge of what to look for when evaluating results


Turbomachines are used in many technical fields, from water and gas turbines for energy generation, fuel pumps and fans in cars, aircraft propulsion systems and heart and blood pumps in the human body.

This training teaches the fundamentals of the design and optimization of aerodynamics and hydraulics with the aid of numerical methods (CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics). After an introduction to the theory, we demonstrate the practical use of software tools for radial and axial flow machines. At the end of the course you will know what to look for when assessing results and how to draw informative conclusions from your simulations.

The training course is aimed at project managers, development, and simulation engineers as well as researchers who want to develop, optimize or use turbomachines in their products and simulate them using numerical methods.

Detailed agenda for this 2-day training

Day 1

01 CFD-based design and optimization of turbomachines (overview)

  • Work steps: interpretation – calculation – evaluation – optimization
  • Geometry modeling (overview)
  • Typical target variables for turbomachinery calculations
  • CFD simulation – best-practice procedures
  • Optimization

02 Design process and geometry modeling for radial machines

  • Radial machines – pumps
  • Generating blade geometries
  • Parametrizing blade geometries
  • Exercise: designing a radial pump

03 Meshing for turbomachines

  • Requirements for computational meshes
  • Mesh topologies for blades and housings
  • Generating scalable computational meshes
  • Exercise: Creating a computer mesh for a radial pump

04 Fluid flow analysis for radial machines

  • Setting up simulations with Turbo pre-processing
  • Selecting suitable turbulence models
  • Rotor-stator interfaces and models
  • Boundary and initial conditions
  • Selecting solver parameters
  • Monitoring target variables
  • Exercise: Calculating the flow in a radial pump

Day 2

05 Evaluation and quality control

  • Key figures for turbomachinery
  • Transformations – blade-to-blade processing, meridional views
  • Typical variables for turbomachinery evaluations: contours, streamlines, vector representations
  • Characteristics and characteristic curves
  • Exercise: evaluating and analyzing radial pump simulation

06 Design process and geometry modeling for axial machines

  • Axial machines – fans and compressors
  • Generating and parametrizing blade geometries
  • Exercise: Designing an axial fan
  • Exercise: Generation of the geometry and mesh for a single-stage axial fan (rotor & stator)

07 Fluid flow analysis for a single-stage axial fan

  • Setting up simulations with Turbo pre-processing
  • Selecting mathematical models
  • Selecting and defining rotor-stator interfaces
  • Selecting solver parameters
  • Monitoring target variables
  • Quality Control
  • Exercise: calculating and evaluating a single-stage axial machine

08 Transient turbomachine flows

  • Typical applications
  • Transient Blade Row (TBR) methods – profile transformation, time inclination, Fourier transformation
  • Calculations in the frequency domain – harmonic methods
  • Blade flutter and forced response principle
  • Exercise: setting up a transient CFD calculation

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Thorsten Hansen
CFD simulation expert, ISimQ

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