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Air dynamics simulation of oil-free air turbo compressor – white paper

By Blake Snodgrass

Companies need to use a broad range of innovative technologies to provide high-performing hardware with the lowest lifecycle cost in the current competitive air compressor industry. The challenge of developing highly efficient air-turbo compressors is providing impactful insights on end-product performance decisions.

Tamturbo, an air compressor manufacturer from Finland, overcomes traditional CFD code restrictions of fine mesh density near walls through a “two-scale wall function.” This method considers the rotation of the impellers and special rotating model sliding to predict characteristics of turbomachines with better quality.

> Download the whitepaper to discover how Tamturbo uses computational fluid dynamics to analyze turbo compressors at all development stages.

Siemens Digital Industries Software Simcenter™ FLOEFD™ software makes it possible to analyze turbo compressors at all development stages, including the early stage, allowing for on-time design improvements. Subsequently, the development product lifecycle and its costs are significantly reduced.

The combination of being embedded into computer-aided design (CAD) systems, smart cell technology and usability, allows Simcenter FLOEFD users to focus on the device’s design rather than on operating the software.

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