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How to Improve Pump Efficiency through CFD Simulations

Advancing our understanding of the fluid dynamics within a pump is of prime importance in improving pump efficiency and thus helping engineers to reducing the losses incurred during pump operation. Ansys has a robust end-to-end workflow to help designers in creating pumps from scratch. One example of how such a workflow helps improve pump efficiencies can be found here. However, clients sometimes need to investigate ways to improve an existing pump’s design without needing to go back to the pump’s designer for their CAD drawings. This blog showcases how Ansys CFD software can help design a custom workflow to meet the client’s need for investigating the flow physics in a pump, starting from a scanned model of the geometry. Simulation Objective: In this case, the...

Integration of Rocky DEM + Ansys for Particle-Fluids systems

Rocky is a powerful, 3D DEM program that quickly and accurately simulates particle behaviour within bulk materials handling systems used across a variety of industries including mining and minerals processing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agricultural and any industry dealing with particulate systems or solids handling applications. Some keys features include: an extensive library of realistic particle shapes, an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, superior scalability with CPU, GPU and multi-GPU processing, advanced breakage and flexible particle models, evaluation of belt and surface wear, integration with Ansys FEA and CFD, complex moving and vibrating boundaries and more. In this article, we will focus on the integration with Ansys FEA and CFD and provide some examples to demonstrate how this works and why it is needed.   ROCKY...

A working example of a Simulation-enabled Digital Twin

Is your company developing a Digital Twin strategy? LEAP’s engineers have created working examples of a Simulation-based Digital Twin in action - a real-time, virtual replica of your equipment constantly updated through IoT data that provides you with:
- insight into real-time performance using extra Virtual Sensor outputs
- data to assess machine health & identify possible failure conditions
- actionable data to enable predictive maintenance & avoid costly downtime.

Student teams are ground zero for next-generation of simulation engineers

As we post this blog, hundreds of students are gathering at Winton Motor Raceway, north-east Victoria, for the 2019 Formula-SAE Australasian competition, taking place from Dec 5-8.  More than 30 student teams from all around Australia and New Zealand, plus international teams from as far as India & Japan will be showcasing their student designed and built open-wheeled racing cars in a competition that assesses both the technical performance as well as business/communications attributes of each team. Now in it’s 20th year, the competition is run by the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia (SAE-A), the Asia Pacific professional body for automotive and mobility engineers. As well as the excitement of the competition, what motivates students to participate in Formula SAE is most often the...

4 core applications where CFD is changing the HVAC & Construction industry

Over recent years we have seen significant growth in infrastructure and construction across our major capital cities in Australia and New Zealand, and in turn there has been an increase in the use of CFD and other CAE simulation to help get building designs right the first time, before any concrete is poured. This is true across both the large multidisciplinary consulting firms, as well as a growing band of niche consultancies who often specialise in particular areas (such as sustainability linked with indoor thermal comfort, or car park design to meet increasingly stringent regulations). As a result, here at LEAP Australia we’ve also observed a growing number of graduate engineers now seeking a career in HVAC simulation, as well as enquiries from experienced simulation...

How can CFD help us better understand the physics of reverse-swing bowling?

In cricket, reverse swing bowling is much talked-about but often misunderstood. Conditions in the much anticipated 2019 Ashes cricket series between Australia and England are expected to be conducive to reverse-swing bowling. Let's use some CFD examples to help better understand the science of reverse-swing bowling.

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