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EFD Flow Simulation Software helps Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems optimize turbine plenum design and reduce manufacturing costs.
Application: Microturbine Improved Using Flow Simulation Software
Posted Wed August 08, 2007 @09:55AM
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Application Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems has improved the plenum manufacturing process of the MT250 microturbine engine by using the EFD family of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software from Flomerics to develop a simple design that outperforms the earlier more complex design.

In the past, evaluating new designs required expensive rig testing which made it impractical to evaluate a wide range of alternatives. "With EFD software, on the other hand, we were able to evaluate 15 different alternatives very quickly and without cutting any metal," said Toni Stamenov, Design Engineer for Ingersoll Rand Energy Systems.

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