Simulation & Optimization for Power Generation Systems using MeshWorks2020



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Asia:  India- 3:00 PM IST / China: 5:30 PM CST / Japan: 6:30 PM JST
Europe:  10:30 AM BST / 11:30 AM CEST

Duration: 30 minutes, followed by live Q&A

About the Webinar

Today, global power generation is occurring via an array of diverse technologies, including heated fluids (chemical, combustion and nuclear fission), kinetic energy (wind, wave and hydro), direct conversion of chemical energy (fuel cells) and light energy (photovoltaic). As the usage of traditional and new resources as raw materials, increased in the power generation industry, there is a need for technology advancements to reduce overall costs while meeting ever increasing demand. Energy sector is looking for innovative solutions to balance demand, cost and environmental priorities. With the present turbulence period and myriad rapid and deeply impacting changes throughout the world, power generation and utility companies are turning towards new paradigms for operating this restructuring industry. And a key challenge to be addressed here is, power generating equipment must be designed for both immediate cost-efficiency and a long lifespan.

Applying engineering simulation is essential for companies to develop new renewable energy equipment and to improve the reliability and performance of existing systems. Realistic simulation (FEA) is a critical tool that solves a range of engineering challenges, economically accelerates the development process and renewable technologies rapidly reaches the market, minimizing the time, money and other resources invested in physical prototypes and testing. Simulation and analysis can help you design the ideal configuration of a turbine blade, store nuclear fuel safe and secure, pick the best alloys for a gas/steam combined cycle plant, generate electricity from wave power cost-effectively, etc. These Design Validation using CAE has been widely adopted in:

Common Power Systems Coal Power Equipment Gas, Nuclear and alternative sources
Generators Boilers Compressors
Turbines Burners Fuel assemblies
  Heat Exchangers Gear boxes
  Pollution control devices Slew drives
    Transmission systems

The CAE workflows evaluate and analysis “what if” scenarios faster and optimize the design for all multiphysics scenarios with required trade off studies until the desired function and durability are reached. This has brought tremendous focus on CAE tools and on their increasing ability to give extra options to users who are trying to meet compressing product development cycles. MeshWorks from DEP presented as part of this webinar addresses how we can develop high quality mesh models faster for turbine blades and housings. The ability to do design changes right on the mesh data without waiting for CAD besides interfacing with state of the art tools like ANSYS Workbench / SIMULIA adds pace to virtual validation. Parametric Mesh Modeling in MeshWorks and its interface with optimizers help address and solve thermo structural problems effectively.

Topics that will be covered in this webinar:

  1. Tetra Meshing features for Turbines – Showcasing the different tetra meshing functionalities of MeshWorks for Turbine Blade including auto parameterization proficiencies.

  2. Hexa Meshing for Turbine Blades – Live examples of hexa meshing capabilities of MeshWorks for rotor blades to optimize design and ensure maximum output.

  3. Gear House Meshing – Demonstration of Tetra and Hex Meshing for Turbine Housing / Gear housing in Wind Turbines.

  4. Meshing for Solar Power System components – Illustrations of Gear Hex Mesh or Gear box Tetra meshing specially for Slew drive in solar applications.

  5. Workflow with ANSYS Workbench – Demonstration of the ACT Interface that shows the handshake between MeshWorks models and ANSYS.

How does MeshWorks 2020 differ from the current tools available?

  Process using other tools Process using DEP MeshWorks
Ability to do design changes / improvements without waiting for CAD None Unique / Efficient
Auto parameterizing the mesh model for What if scenario studies Limited Efficient
Fast and High-Quality HEX Meshing for Turbine Blades None Unique / Efficient

The webinar will involve live demonstrations on the software and your queries will be answered live via chat, or in the Q&A session that will follow the webinar

Who Should Attend?

This webinar will be extremely useful to those working in CAE/ FE and R&D Departments of Power Generation Industry.

  • FEA/CAE Modelers, Engineers and Analysts
  • Engineering Management & Advance Engineering
  • R&D Engineers
  • Conceptual Development Team

The event is free, but registration is mandatory.