PumpLinx is a 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool that provides accurate virtual testing for the analysis and performance prediction of fluid pumps, motors, compressors, turbines, valves, and complete fluid systems with rotating/sliding components. For liquid systems, PumpLinx’s proprietary Cavitation Module accurately models vapor, free gas and liquid compressibility to enable the analysis of performance, pressure ripple, and cavitation damage.
– Comprehensive physics
Flow, Turbulence, Conjugate Heat Transfer, Aeration, Cavitation, Particles
– Accurate predictions
Excellent correlation with test data over the full operating range
– Fast model creation, even faster simulation speed
Less than an hour from CAD to Simulation, < 15 min. for steady-state results
– Able to model complex details down to the micro scale
Accurately model leakage gaps, tip clearances, balance holes, etc.
PumpLinx is built on Simerics MP’s baseline technology to provide a transient 3-D simulation software uniquely suited for the analysis and design of pumps and other fluid devices with rotating or sliding components.
– Accurate Results:
PumpLinx consistently provides simulation predictions that are within 5% of physical hardware test results over the full operating range.
– Superior Cavitation/Aeration Module:
PumpLinx rigorously and independently accounts for the formation, transport, and effects of non-condensable gases (e.g. air) and cavitation vapor, as opposed to using a lumped effective compressibility approach.
– Fast Calculation Times:
PumpLinx has repeatedly been shown to be more than 10 times faster than other commercial codes, enabling more complex simulations, including full transient analysis when needed.
– Robust Solver:
PumpLinx is able to converge extremely difficult problems, even those with detailed micro-scale features and/or severe cavitation.
– Ease of Use:
Less than 30 minutes is typically required to create a model with the aid of templates, automated mesh generation and a single GUI for set-up, simulation, and post-processing.
FOR VALVES, PUMPS, COMPRESSORS, TURBINES, AND MOTORS
PumpLinx provides templates/modules for different categories of components and systems. These templates and modules enable the rapid set-up and simulation of a full range of pumps, motors, turbines, and valves.