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CONVERGE™ Webinar Series Kicks Off on November 6th @ 11AM EST with “Eliminating Meshing from Gas Turbine and Burner CFD Simulations” presented by Scott A. Drennan


Gas turbine and burner manufacturers are increasingly incorporating combustion Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) into their design lifecycles.  Combustion CFD supporting low emissions/fuel flexible designs has made substantial advancements recently with the use of unsteady LES simulation to supplement conventional steady-state RANS simulations.  However, mesh generation in the CFD workflow remains a painful and expensive area for improvement identified by engineers and managers.  Traditional CFD mesh generation takes time and represents a disruption in the CFD engineer’s workflow as it often requires specialized expertise that is outsourced.  Engineers must also guess the result of their simulation up front in order to ensure sufficient mesh resolution where the action is happening.  Recently, many IC engine manufacturers have adopted the adaptive mesh generation approach in CONVERGE™ CFD and obtained a step improvement in speed, continuity and effectiveness of their combustion CFD simulations.  The automated Cartesian mesh in CONVERGE™ provides improved speed and accuracy over highly skewed mesh approaches.  This automated mesh generation technique is now being applied to continuous combustion in gas turbines and burners. 

In this webinar, we will demonstrate a fully automated mesh generation technique to RANS and LES combustion CFD for gas turbines, burners and chemical plants.  We’ll show how to read geometries into CONVERGE™ and setup a combustion CFD case within minutes that can run on massively parallel computers. Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) is used to dynamically increase mesh resolution at runtime for accurate prediction of sprays, ignition and flames.  The CFD engineer has full control over the automated mesh in CONVERGE™ and does not need to know the simulation result in order to design the right mesh. 


Highlighted Topics

  • Continuous flow combustion applications with complicated geometries like gas turbines, burners, rockets and chemical processing.
  • Improving accuracy, speed and effectiveness of the organization’s combustion design.
  • Improving the responsiveness and value of combustion CFD investment.


For more information and to sign-up for this webinar please visit this page: CONVERGE™ Webinar Series

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