Pumps & Water Turbines

Pumps and water turbines operate with liquids. In some applications, the machine must do dual duty: as a pump that delivers water into a reservoir at off-peak times and then as a turbine to extract energy power when demand is high. Both machines must operate at peak efficiency.

Engineering simulation tools from ANSYS provide high-fidelity advanced physics that turbine designers need, whether the application is new machine design or machine rerating. The suite’s flexibility means the tools can be applied for operation in interactive mode or in batch mode within the design system of the manufacturer or consultant. The technologies are integrated within a common fluid dynamics and electronics software for which ANSYS is well known.

Streamlines shown in cross section through energy
recovery turbine of HPB