Is it possible to simulate performance of a centrifugal pumps with casing in SW Flow Simulation? If yes then how?
did you check the tutorials? there is an example!
also this has been discussed a lot here recently, might want to do a search
where are you stuck in the process?
Could you please show me the direction for the example or any helpful and complete guide for this case?
i`m new at solidworks flow simulation and want to simulate impeller and volute casing together to analysis the pump performance. i would be very thankful for your helpful guides
First you need to be sure that the SW Flow Simulation Tools/ Adds-in is checked. Then See the attached snapshots how to find what you need. However, there is no example with volute. You need to check Local Rotating Region Option in General Settings/Analysis Options of Flow Simulation Model and then create a Cylindrical Local Rotating Region ( a disable solid in the Flow Simulation Component Control) which entirely contain the impeller vanes (it can cross inside the impeller shrouds - that is fine).
Let me know if you have additional Qs after you go over the Tutorial and the Flow Simulation Engineering Problems (Flow in Impeller validation case) as shown below:
I think it appropriate that you contact your VAR as this issue is well documented in the help file. When you ask for help with such obvious questions, it makes me wonder if you have a valid license of Flow.
David, Unfortunately, not everything necessary in achieve as much as possible accurate results with a volute pump is well documented. The above is enough just for a startup,
I find it useful to google your question like" centrifugal pump performance Solidworks" and watch some of the videos on YouTube. Vary the search words like Solid Works, Flow Simulation etc.
Whilst Jared's comments are correct, I have found the examples hard to follow if your not experienced and that there are all over the place and hence hard to find easily. David's comments about using your VAR are also correct but unlike a Google search will probably take a few hours or days to get an answer.
I guess that depends on your VAR. My vendor, for example, offers tech support with the license and so I can always call them on the phone and get 1-on-1 help. I think this is the best option, but clearly if Aibolat had that option then he probably wouldn't be here asking us
Hi Amit, To get a professional advice for accurate CFD prediction of volute pump performance one need also to have build a good Networking with experienced CFD engineer in that area, to participate in specialized WebEx and seminars on the same as well as to ask as much as possible and always to question the best model in used.
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