Improve efficiency, increase maintenance intervals and explore new usage scenarios with battle tested simulation solutions
When gas turbines make up 70% of the European Union (EU) energy production needs, even incremental improvements can have significant impacts. Because of this, governments across the world are focusing on improving turbine efficiency, and new turbine designs and power generation cycles are slowly redefining the energy landscape. This ambition to reduce emissions does not stop with turbines however; induction motors currently account for 64% of drive energy consumption in manufacturing plants, and pumps 27%; in the case of pumps, an energy reduction potential of up to 50% can be achieved.
Power and Fluidic Equipment Engineering solutions from Dassault Systèmes help you meet the latest legislation requirements, and extend the operating life of your equipment. Avoid breakdown, increase operating performance, and investigate new cleaner materials with our designer oriented solutions. Investigate the behavior of your products in installed conditions, and without a prototype, through our multiphysics workflows.
Electromagnetic (EM) simulation capabilities will enable you to re-engineer switchgears to reduce their impact on the environment, and ensure successfully in-service testing. Predict the electric performance of switchgear containing cleaner insulation gases for example, avoiding electric and thermal breakdown, and allowing you to focus on early stage development of innovative designs.
Looking at energy production, target turbine efficiency improvements of up to 65% by capturing flow dynamics of the full assembly, with no detail neglected. Increase operating speeds by 5% or more through redesigned blade cooling channels, and increased resistance to creep and fatigue, all this without costly prototypes.
When it comes to pumps, our solutions can predict pump performance even when complex fluid structure interactions are involved, as is the case in peristaltic pumps. The design and pressure loss of valves can also be improved, with simulation capabilities capturing rigid body interactions of spring loaded check valves, and predicting the development of complex instabilities that could affect wear and longevity.
As the energy landscape is changing, so are the usage scenarios of turbines and induction motors. Our advanced Lattice Boltzmann solutions will allow you to ensure quiet operation close to inhabited areas, providing key information on turbine or cooling fan noise causes; these can be treated at the source, or through simulated enclosure changes. Multibody simulation capabilities supplement this, providing noise and vibration information for gear mechanisms.