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Topics on Reliable CFD Simulation of Rotary PD Machines

TwinMesh Webinar

Next free TwinMesh webinar on 29th of January 2019 at 3pm (CEST): find out more about how TwinMesh and ANSYS CFX allow for reliable 3D CFD analysis of rotary positive displacement machines such as screw compressors, lobe pumps, vane pumps, Wankel engines, gear pumps, progressive cavity pumps, or scroll expanders!

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“The Momentum Keeps Up”

Good news is on your way – the success of the revolutionary meshing solution TwinMesh™ continues and grows more and more! Scientific papers, conference presentations, success stories, validation projects, and new reference customers – a lot of things happened during the last couple of months and it is a great success.

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Preview of Mesh Interpolation and Non-Reflective Boundary Conditions in TwinMesh 2018

The next preview of new features in TwinMesh 2018: we implemented a mesh interpolation method in User Fortran. So far, the time step size of the CFD simulation has to be set according to the desired revolution speed and the prescribed angle increment of the pre-generated meshes from TwinMesh. Now it is possible to set an arbitrary time step size, and the corresponding mesh is calculated with a spline interpolation between the pre-generated meshes at run-time.

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Preview of Non-Reflective Boundary Conditions in TwinMesh 2018

Preview on new features in TwinMesh 2018: we have implemented non-reflective boundary conditions (NRBC) in ANSYS CFX via User Fortran in a stable and robust way so that they can be used for positive displacement compressors instead of the standard openings which are reflective (RBC). While RBC lead to standing waves, especially at pressure side with mass flow strongly pulsating and even flow reversal, NRBC allow pressure fluctuations from pressure port to travel to the outlet and leave there without any artificial reflections so that mass flow is more uniform and realistic.

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TwinMesh 2017 released

New Release TwinMesh 2017 is now available. New features of TwinMesh 2017 include vane pumps and orbital motor as new machine types, variable pitch for screw machines, many function and GUI improvements and a tet grid generator for axial gaps. Click here to find out what is new in TwinMesh 2017!

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TwinMesh helps developing waste heat recovery system

With its working principle of a positive displacement machine the scroll expander is a real challenge for 3D CFD. Luckily, BOSCH knows where to look for experts in that field. CFX Berlin provides the right tools, and experience to take such a challenge. Find here a presentation on numerical simulation of a scroll machine using TwinMesh and ANSYS CFX.

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TwinMesh and its customer numbers accelerate

2016 has been an exciting year for us. With a steady increase in customer numbers we are very happy to welcome our latest TwinMesh users: Danfoss and Scherzinger Pump Technology. Moreover, we would like to share what Eaton has to say about TwinMesh and CFX.

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Gear Box Lubrication CFD Analysis

One of our Master degree students evaluates whether the combination of TwinMesh grids and ANSYS CFX simulation are helpful for gear box lubrication analysis. Although there are only first results available yet I found this video quite amazing and therefore decided to share it here in this Blog.

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Spotlight on the Impact of Mesh Resolution

In order to produce reliable computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results, the mesh resolution can have a severe impact on both, qualitative and quantitative simulation results.
In this short article we present data from three different cases where correct mesh resolution is inevitable. Read through the text, have a look at the data, and be stunned by the fact that a coarse mesh resolution and quality can give you poor and in the worst case unreliable results.

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