Following on the success of the 1st forum on CFD in Positive Displacement Machines organised at the 2013 Compressors Conference, The University will organise a second forum on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Positive Displacement Machines (PDM) with the emphasis on compressors. This forum/course is dedicated to advanced topics in the application of CFD to PDM for industrial use and research. Topics to be covered include: grid generation, advances in CFD methods, multiphase and turbulence modelling, validation of CFD predictions, CAD integration and Industrial applications.
The steering group established at the 1st Forum has set up two challenges:
1) 3D modelling of multiphase flows in screw compressors
2) Evaluation of leakage flows in clearance gaps of rotating positive displacement machines.
Laboratory test results are available for both cases. CFD vendors, industrial users and researchers are invited to participate in the challenge by attempting to calculate these cases and to present their results at the 2nd forum on CFD in PDM machines.
The Forum/Short Course will be held at the Northampton Square site of City, University of London prior to the 9th Conference on Compressors and their Systems on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015.