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Application: CFX Aids Design of World’s Most Efficient Steam Turbine
Posted Fri October 10, 2003 @08:25AM
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Application by Mathias Deckers,
Steam Turbine Blading Technology,
Siemens, Germany

The VEAG power plant in Boxberg, Germany, has recently recorded a world-record of 48.5% gross efficiency for its Siemens’ steam turbine, with specific efficiencies of 94.2% for the high-pressure turbine and 96.1% for the intermediate-pressure turbine.

By allowing Siemens engineers to visualize the flow inside the turbine with a minimum amount of model tests, CFX played an important role in the development of that turbine. We selected CFX-TASCflow primarily because it can analyze a much broader range of turbine features than the other packages that we investigated, and over the years it has proven its ability to model most of our designs. We have also found that CFX staff provide very competent technical support.

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