Figure 2. Part swapping allows
quick change of the impeller
the replace part button and run a new simulation,” says Vandal.
“We love working this way, as we can test multiple cases one after
the other using the same mesh and simulation settings. This not
only makes it quick to run multiple simulations, but also gives us
confdence that the results will be consistent and repeatable.”
Taco is aiming to build on the knowledge garnered over the
last two years. Chief technology offcer Greg Case says: “We are
relying on our strategic use of CFD simulation to help us beat our
competition to market with better performing pumps, and increase
Vandal addes: “Essentially, we want to eliminate the feedback
loop between lab testing and the design stage, so that each pump
design has as few lab tests as possible. We want to ‘explore digitally
and confrm physically’ rather than the other way around.”
Elspeth Mosedale is Technical marketing
Engineer with Siemens PLM Software.
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