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Simerics-MP+ (formerly PumpLinx) – Product Development
Simerics-MP+ (formerly PumpLinx) is a unique CFD tool created to help engineers design better positive displacement pumps & motors by virtue of the following:
Accurately models flow and aeration/cavitation
Fast setup time (usually less than an hour) using pump/motor specific templates
Offers automated “push button” grid generation
Significant faster (>5x) than the competition for most applications
Built from ground up using the latest in numerical algorithms and architecture to provide true state-of-the-art for accuracy, speed, and robustness
Solves more pump types than other commercial software. The following pump/motor templates are currently available:
Simerics-MP+ can also be applied for other fluid devices with rotating/sliding components and/or cavitation .
Check out Simerics-MP+ applications at the Simerics Applications Gallery.
Simerics-MP+ is built on Simerics’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.
As with the Simerics code, Simerics-MP+ provides rigorous solution of the fundamental laws of conservation of mass, energy, species, and momentum, to provide accurate and physically meaningful simulations for the purpose of research and/or design/process optimization.
Simerics-MP+ includes the following modules and capabilities that make it a superior product for the analysis and design of machinery with rotating or sliding components. Simerics-MP+ offers the pump/device design engineer the following unique benefits that distinguish it from other software:
Automated Grid Generation: Simerics-MP+’s newly released (Version 5.0) automated mesh generation capability enables the user to create a grid with two to three simple steps. Binary refinement and adaptation is used to create an efficient, high resolution mesh, even for large complex geometries with disparate length scales. Individual pump templates offer pump specific grid generation for specialized components. (read more)
True State-of-the-art Numerics: Simerics-MP+ (formerly PumpLinx) was developed using the latest available numerical techniques and architecture coupled with proprietary Simerics algorithms to create a numerical tool that is significantly faster and more robust than the competition.
Robust and Accurate Cavitation Model: Simerics-MP+ aeration/cavitation model coupled with its numerical strength allow it to accurately and robustly model high volume fractions of vapour and/or non-condensable gas.
Fast Turnaround Time: Different Pump configurations, such as for a Gerotor or Vane Pump, are pre-programmed into Simerics-MP+ (formerly PumpLinx) via the customization module to make setup time a matter of minutes. With regard to computational speed, Simerics-MP+ has been found to be typically five times faster than other CFD codes for pump applications.
Reliable Results: Simerics-MP+ (formerly PumpLinx) accurately models the 3-D transient fluid dynamics and vapour and immiscible gases within pumps, motors and other fluid machinery. As shown below, the Simerics-MP+ cavitation module has been thoroughly validated against real engineering test cases. For many applications, this is a critical feature unavailable in other multi-physics software.
Simerics-MP+ (formerly PumpLinx) is capable of the simulation and analysis of the following pump/motor types and other devices:
- Centrifugal Pumps and Turbines
- Axial Pumps
- Mixed Flow Pumps
- Impellers / Propellers
- Positive Displacement Pumps/Motors
- Piston Machines
- Axial Piston
- In-line Piston Pumps
- Radial Piston
- Gear Pumps
- External Gear Pump
- Internal Gerotor Pump
- Crescent Pump
- Vane Pumps
- Screw Machines
- Liquid Ring Pumps
- Side Channel Pumps
- Flow Meters