In this demonstration reel, we show the simulation of a number of different compressors, where CONVERGE CFD easily handles complex geometries, moving boundaries, and fluid-structure interactions (FSI). Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) ensures that flow is resolved sufficiently, especially around valves.
[0:19] Double-acting reciprocating compressor, colored by velocity magnitude; plate valves moving with FSI
[0:37] Plate valve from a double-acting compressor, colored by velocity
[0:41] Iso-volume of velocity in a multi-cylinder reciprocating compressor
[0:48] Ring valve in above compressor (with FSI), cut-plane colored by velocity
[1:00] Reed valve in a reciprocating compressor for refrigeration, cut-plane colored by velocity
[1:20] Reed valve in a reciprocating compressor for refrigeration, cut-plane colored by velocity (left side is suction valve, right side is discharge valve)
[1:48] Screw compressor, colored by velocity; next angle: colored by temperature
[2:00] Scroll compressor, colored by velocity, next angle: temperature.
Convergent Science's CONVERGE CFD is an innovative computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software that eliminates the grid generation bottleneck from the simulation process.