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BladeModeler
3.0 TurboSystem Overview

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Workbench Environment BladeModeler BladeGen


Vista CCD/CPD

BladeEditor TurboGrid Turbo System - Assisted Workflow Automated, Unstructured Blade Meshing Turbo Pre Turbo Reports
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Workbench Environment BladeModeler BladeGen


Vista CCD/CPD

BladeEditor TurboGrid Turbo System - Assisted Workflow Automated, Unstructured Blade Meshing Turbo Pre Turbo Reports
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What is ANSYS Workbench?


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ANSYS Workbench is a new-generation solution from ANSYS that provides powerful methods for interacting with the various ANSYS solvers. This modular environment provides a unique integration with CAD systems, and your design process, enabling the best CAE results.

External CAD WORKBENCH

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Workflow
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There are two typical workflows used for CFD analysis of turbo machinery in Workbench

1. With a TurboGrid License


BladeGen
Create blade geometry

TurboGrid
Turbo Pre

Create structured mesh

Set up boundary conditions and physics

Solver
Turbo Post
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Iterates to converged solution

Analyze solution
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Workflow
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2. Without a TurboGrid License


BladeGen DesignModeler
(BladeEditor)

Create blade geometry

Import geometry to DesignModeler using BladeEditor feature

CFX-Mesh Turbo Pre Solver Turbo Post


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Create unstructured mesh

Set up boundary conditions and physics

Iterates to a converged solution

Analyze solution
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Structural Analysis
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Workbench can also be used for structural analysis of turbo machinery components

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Workbench Databases
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There are various types of files used by Workbench, each differentiated by the file extension

.wbdb Workbench Database .agdb .dsdb .fedb Finite Element Database .cmdb CFX-Mesh Database .cmdat CFX-Mesh Data

ANSYS Geometry Design Database Simulation Database


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The ANSYS Start Page


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Launching Workbench modules: Workbench modules are all launched using the ANSYS Workbench icon, under Start Menu > Programs > ANSYS 11.0 Users can launch the Workbench from within a supported CAD system

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The ANSYS Start Page


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After launching ANSYS Workbench, the StartPage displays what options/modules are available to the user:
Launch a new BladeModeler Session

Select file type to load existing files

Change default settings

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Options Page
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Before entering a Workbench module, the current and default options may be selected through the Options button This is useful for setting the default working units, modifying the graphics style etc. Preferences for all Workbench modules can be controlled through this dialog box

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The ANSYS Project Page


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The project page lists all files associated with the current project The menu on the left is context-sensitive. Depending on the file selected, options available will differ

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Workbench Environment BladeModeler BladeGen


Vista CCD/CPD

BladeEditor TurboGrid Turbo System - Assisted Workflow Automated, Unstructured Blade Meshing Turbo Pre Turbo Reports
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BladeModeler
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BladeModeler consists of three components: BladeGen


Blade Design

DesignModeler
CAD tool to add additional features to blade Fillets, blade trimming, shroud covers Generation of fluid volume Creation of scrolls, housings, volutes, etc.

BladeEditor
DesignModeler add-on that provides seamless geometry connection between BladeGen and DesignModeler
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What is BladeModeler?
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User IO
70 0.0 2 N 0 33 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.100000 1.000204 0.100000 1.001623 0.100000 0.000000 0.000000 0.077093 0.154129 -5.000000 -3.000000 -2.814457 -2.628919

WORKBENCH
BladeGen DesignModeler

External CAD

User IO
70 0.0 2 N 0 33 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.100000 1.000204 0.100000 1.001623 0.100000 0.000000 0.000000 0.077093 0.154129 -5.000000 -3.000000 -2.814457 -2.628919

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What is BladeGen?
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BladeGen

DesignModeler

A blade geometry creation tool


Define blade type Initial blade geometry setup Set tip gap, shrouded/unshrouded Report generation Geometry modification

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Workbench Environment BladeModeler BladeGen


Vista CCD/CPD

BladeEditor TurboGrid Turbo System - Assisted Workflow Automated, Unstructured Blade Meshing Turbo Pre Turbo Reports
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Vista CCD/CPD
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CCD Centrifugal Compressor Design CPD Centrifugal Pump Design These are initial sizing tools useful for compressor and pump design Lectures 6 and 7 cover the details of CCD/CPD

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Vista CCD: Duty and Aerodynamic Data

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Vista CPD: Pump duty and fluid dynamic data

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Note option to specify the Head Coefficient, 2gH / U22


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What is DesignModeler?
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BladeGen

DesignModeler

A CAD-like modeler with analysis modeling goals:


Performs unique geometry modification capabilities for simulation: Feature Simplification Enclosure Operation Fill Operation Spot Welds Split Surfaces Surface Model Extraction Planar Body Extraction Beam Modeling
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What is DesignModeler?
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BladeGen

DesignModeler

Blade fillets

Shroud cover

Revolved trim

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What is BladeEditor?
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BladeGen

BladeGen

DesignModeler

An Add-in to DesignModeler
Provides geometry connection between BladeGen and DesignModeler Allows for easy editing of blade geometry from Blade Gen Allows for the import of multiple BladeGen models into one DesignModeler session Components from another CAD source can be imported and combined with blade geometry (ie A volute)
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BladeEditor

DesignModeler
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Workbench Environment BladeModeler BladeGen


Vista CCD/CPD

BladeEditor TurboGrid Turbo System - Assisted Workflow Automated, Unstructured Blade Meshing Turbo Pre Turbo Reports
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TurboGrid
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High quality Hex mesh Highly automated Reliable Repeatable High resolution b.l.

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Workbench Environment BladeModeler BladeGen


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BladeEditor TurboGrid Turbo System - Assisted Workflow Automated, Unstructured Blade Meshing Turbo Pre Turbo Reports
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TurboSystem Assisted Workflow


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The ANSYS TurboSystem is a new feature in ANSYS 11.0 The assisted workflow is a set of three new project page tasks that automate the process of setting up and running a single blade analysis, including meshing, solving, and report generation This functionality is an alternative to the BladeGenPlus analysis capability (Legacy product)
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TurboSystem Tasks
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New BladeGen model Starts BladeGen


New blade mesh Imports selected BladeGen model into DM and then creates an unstructured mesh using CFX-Mesh

New blade CFD simulation Starts CFX-Pre in Turbo Mode with selected mesh

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TS: New blade mesh


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Solid model creation is automatic Meshing is automatic Named selections created for hub, shroud, etc. Periodic interface specified Inflation created on hub, shroud and blade

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TS: Mesh size


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Mesh parameters based on cmdb template (BladeModeler/BladeEditor/etc/ template.cmdb) Mesh size can be adjusted by changing the Mesh Scale Factor (MSF) in CFX-Mesh Default MSF is 0.6 Larger meshes produced for tall thin axial blades than for radial blades CFX-Mesh MSF preference has no effect on template MSF, only on new mesh sessions

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TS: Mesh Tips


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CFX-Mesh is fairly robust with the default template settings, but can fail for usual reasons: edit in CFX-Mesh to diagnose and fix the problem Mesh is relatively coarse, but finer than typical meshes produced in BladeGenPlus (No inflation on hub/shroud in BG+) May need to add mesh controls to resolve details, e.g. the wake region downstream of the blade
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TS: New blade CFD simulation


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What is new in ANSYS Turbo Pre 11.0? Minor changes made to CFX-Pre Turbo Mode:
Machine Type specified in Basic Settings Slight changes to Component Definition

Turbo CCL data now passed to CFX-Post for turbo initialization and report creation Must write def file from Turbo Mode to get full benefit of the Turbo CCL data, otherwise only subset of information is passed
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TS: Solver Manager


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Compression/expansion efficiency variables written to res file by default for compressible fluids when using Turbo Mode; the global efficiency values can be monitored in Solver Manager When simulation is complete, Solver Manager now asks user whether to load the new solution in CFX-Post

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TS: Turbo Reports


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Turbo Report Templates for typical single bladerow components Reports can be used for multibladerow analyses by loading components individually
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TS: Turbo Reports


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Reports are similar in content to BG+ reports:


Mesh summary Physics summary Computed results 1D charts for blade loading and averaged quantities 2D/3D plots

Report templates can be modified by the user (CFX\etc\PostReports)


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TS: Blade Design Iteration


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User wants to go back to BladeGen and update design Manual steps for re-analysis: Update geometry in Meshing Application and regenerate mesh Reload the mesh file in CFX-Pre and rewrite def file Rerun solver Load new res file with existing report (state file) or reload report template

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TS: Improvements from BG+


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Better control over meshing Interactive 3D graphics for easier visualization of model, results, etc. All the benefits of the latest CFX software (Pre/Solve/Post), e.g. real gas, turbulence models, parallel solver Easier to move from simple blade analysis to full CFX functionality, e.g. multi-bladerow, advanced physics, FSI

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Key Point
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BladeModeler is a blade geometry creation product that consists of three components: BladeGen Blade creation and editing tool DesignModeler Workbench CAD solid modeler BladeEditor Add-In to DesignModeler that can import and convert BladeGen geometry into a solid model BladeModeler is a useful tool for generating blade geometry for a CFD or FEA analysis
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