Meet ESI at the Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition

7 June 2017
Paris, France
Technical Talk on Numerical Approach for Real Gas Simulations

Dr. Swati Saxena, Strategic Market Development Manager, ESI Group

Who? ESI Group is a leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries. Specialist in material physics, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtual prototypes, allowing them to virtually manufacture, assemble, test and pre-certify their future products. 

What? From June 26 to 30, 2017, ESI will attend the 62nd  Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Organized by the International Gas Turbine Institute of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the event, more commonly referred to as “ASME Turbo Expo”, is recognized as the must-attend event for turbomachinery professionals working in the turbine industry. The technical conference has a well-earned reputation for bringing together the best and brightest experts from around the world to share the latest in turbine technology, research, development, and application in the following topic areas: gas turbines, steam turbines, wind turbines, fans & blowers, Rankine cycle, and supercritical CO2.

At ASME Turbo Expo, ESI engineer Dr. Swati Saxena will present her work on “Numerical Approach for Real Gas Simulations – Flow Simulation for Supercritical CO2 Centrifugal Compressor”, based on the work performed by the author when she was working at General Electric.

This presentation will deliver some technical insights in the emerging context of using carbon dioxide (CO2) in closed loop power cycles. As these power cycles capitalize on the non-ideal gas behavior of CO2, their analysis both at the system level and at the detailed component level requires an advanced equation of state. This paper will present numerical simulations of a low flow coefficient supercritical CO2 centrifugal compressor developed for a closed loop power cycle and explain how the 3D flow analysis for the flow near the critical point provides useful information for the designers to modify the current compressor design for higher efficiency.

When? 26-30 June, 2017

Where? Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.