Innovation & Quality

Power & Propulsion

NUMECA offers valuable CFD and grid generation tools dedicated to the power and propulsion industries, with software solutions such as FINE™/Turbo, FINE™/Open with OpenLabs, AutoMesh™FINE™/Design3D and FINE™/Acoustics.

NUMECA CFD software for modeling complex flows in power and propulsion machinery provides analysis tools for:

  • Unsteady phenomena, rotor/stator interactions
  • Optimization of components, blades, rotors, hub and shroud shape
  • Performance characteristics of turbomachinery at the design stage
  • Prediction of efficiency, pressure ratios, energy losses, thrust and torque
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Noise prediction, aero-acoustic analysis

NUMECA provides industrial CFD solutions for a wide range of power and propulsion machinery, from micro turbines to large-scale multistage axial compressors, continuing to develop breakthrough technologies for the analysis of unsteady, high-speed flow phenomena.

Software Products

Application Cases

Multi-Disciplinary Optimization of a FORD Turbocharger Compressor Design

Numeca’s FINE™/Design3D offers the right solution for the multi-disciplinary optimization of a FORD turbocharger compressor design.

Modeling the Rotor-Stator interface in steady turbomachinery simulations

The goal of turbomachinery CFD simulations is to predict flow behavior in adjacent rotating and non-rotating blade rows. The link between these rotating and stationary frames of reference is called the Rotor-Stator interface.

Meshing configurations with bulbs using AutoGrid5™

Meshing is always a compromise between computational efficiency and the needed accuracy. We need the smallest possible mesh to capture the effects that we consider as the most important in our simulations.

Accurate impeller-volute interaction in Turbochargers

Turbochargers are currently ubiquitous in automobiles. It is nearly impossible to find a new Diesel vehicle without turbocharging and direct injection. Gasoline cars have been also following suit for the past few years. Regulations are pushing for lower emissions and the way to achieve this has been downsizing and using turbocharging to offset the lower power density of a smaller motor.

  • Would you like to know more?
    Click below to get in touch.