Franklin Electric aimed to improve the efficiency and cavitation performance of their high specific speed pump range pump stage. The baseline design had already high efficiency and reasonable cavitation performance but the aim was to improve this further. But the key was to come up with a design quickly. In order to achieve this ambitious target, they used TURBOdesign LinkWB to optimize the impeller and then TURBOdesign Volute to design the volute for the optimized impeller.
Gabriel Davila, Development Engineer at Franklin Electric, has been using TURBOdesign Suite and the 3D Inverse Design technology for a number of years and recently explored the coupling between TURBOdesign1 and Ansys CFX via Workbench integration in order to tackle such complex multi-objective and multi-point optimizations.
"By using TURBOdesign within Ansys Workbench, we’ve been able to obtain CFD results on hundreds of impellers literally overnight".
Gabriel Davila, Development Engineer, Franklin Electric
This joint webinar with ANSYS will discuss how the advantages of 3D inverse design based optimization, how TURBOdesign integrates seamlessly with ANSYS workbench for automatic optimization and a case study example of how Franklin Electric has used the coupled solution of TURBOdesign1 together with Ansys Workbench for optimization of centrifugal pumps.