BladeModeler Lectures Trainee & Video

Introduction to ANSYS BladeModeler

This training course covers the basics of using ANSYS BladeModeler to create blade geometries for multiple types of rotating machinery.
It is intended for all new or occasional
ANSYS BladeModeler users. It is recommended that ANSYS DesignModeler training has been completed prior to taking this course.
Course Objectives:
Basics of turbomachinery terminology and design parameters for blades
Creating and modifying blade geometries
Adding CAD features to bladerows, such as fillets, hubs, rotating shrouds, trims, etc.
Utilizing parameters for ‘what-if’ scenarios
Interfacing with ANSYS Meshing and ANSYS TurboGrid
Optional modules for use of 1D meanline sizing tools

BladeModeler Overview ANSYS Software for Turbomachinery
ANSYS offers a complete suite of comprehensive turbomachinery design and analysis tools
1D sizing (“meanline” tools)
2D rapid “throughflow” analysis
3D CFD with turbo pre- and post-processing
Blade geometry design tools
Turbomachinery specific mesh generation
Integrated thermal and stress analysis (“FSI”)
BladeModeler addresses 1D sizing and blade geometry design tools ANSYS tools have been widely used by leading turbomachinery manufacturers for many years
BladeModeler is a specialized, easy-to-use tool for the rapid 3-D design of rotating machinery components.

BladeModeler is a product that consists of a number of applications BladeModeler consists of many components:
Meanline sizing tools (see next slide)
DesignModeler with the BladeEditor add-in

The purpose of ANSYS Workbench
Basic use of Workbench
How to share data between applications
Working with files, and archiving and restoring projects
Performing parametric analyses

BladeModeler Interface
All components of BladeModeler are native to Workbench
Can only be used within the Workbench Environment
No standalone version
BladeGen, Vista AFD, CCD, CPD, RTD are not supported on Linux platforms
Advantages of running BladeModeler inside the Workbench environment:
Simplifies the workflow
Connecting to CAD and CFD/Mechanical preprocessor is facilitated
Easier to update a project when a change is made
E.g. after a geometry change a single click updates the Mesh
Allows you to easily link to other Analysis Systems and Components
Is necessary when performing design exploration (parametric studies)

Introduction to ANSYS BladeModeler
BladeGen can be used to create many types of bladed components Stationary or Rotating Components
Centrifugal Compressors, Pumps or Blowers
Radial Turbines – Turbochargers, Francis, Expanders
Axial Fans, Inducers, Compressors or Turbines
Diffusers, Deswirl Cascades, Guide Vanes …

BladeGen uses blade designer terminology and language Quickly modify design data Data used to automatically create CAD in BladeEditor
Overview of some key features:
Ruled Element or Sculpted Blades
Linear or Non-Linear Leading and Trailing Edges
User Specified Leading and Trailing Edge Shapes
Shrouded or Unshrouded Designs
Trim Tool for Splitter Blades

BladeEditor is an Add-In to DesignModeler, which means it enhances the functionality of DesignModeler
BladeEditor has some primary functions:
BladeEditor provides a seamless geometry connection between BladeGen and DesignModeler
BladeEditor can be used to create blade shapes using BladeGen-like inputs directly within DesignModeler
BladeEditor can be used to export blade data to VistaTF or TurboGrid
Additional geometry details can be included using standard DesignModeler functionality BladeEditor Introduction

Users can create and modify flow paths and blade shapes directly within BladeEditor
Eventually BladeEditor will include all BladeGen functionality
BladeEditor offers some functionality that BladeGen does not
Exporting to VistaTF
Multiple blade row design
CAD operations
BladeEditor: Blade creation functionality

Video:Importing Blade Geometry Using BladeModeler…

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